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Tadas Sadauskas, March 2, 2014

Hello everyone, I’m Tadas from Lithuania. My carbon print calculation really surprised me. It was over 10k :oo my biggest category was transportation too. I really like to ride my bike and during the summer i ride it every day, but our lifes without transportation is almost impossible. Car companies creates more and more cars with hybrid motors. I agree with these companies, we need to save our planet and we need to be more environmentally friendly! :))

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  • Leonardo Ferrari March 3, 2014
    I agree with you! if we can't or we don't want to ride a bike or walk from place to place we should try to buy electric cars to reduce our carbon footprint.

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Greta Petrušonytė, March 2, 2014

I am from Lithuania, and my carbon foot print is lower than the average in my country. To be honest, I can’t say that our family are environmentally friendly but we try to do our best. :) We decided to change our life style. :)

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Andrea C-US, Feb. 28, 2014

For me, I would not be able to give up my soft drinks and all the plastic that I waste when I use them. I do recycle, but I that if I did not buy the soft drinks then I there would be no need to recycle them. I also would not be able to give up driving my car. I know I could ride my bike to places, but to ride my bike into town or even to my school would take 30 minutes to an hour. There would also be a problem of getting to my father’s house every other weekend when he lives in another state (sc to nc). It may not seem like a long drive, but if I were to walk or ride to my dad’s house it would be all day and I would not be able to carry any of my things to his house. These are some of the things that I would not be able to give up.

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Cheyenne S-US, Feb. 28, 2014

There are little things in my life that I am will to adjust to help out my carbon footprint. For example, I now make sure that I do not leave the water running while I am brushing my teeth. More ways to save water in the bathroom are not flushing and turning the water off when you are not rinsing in the shower but I am unwilling to start doing either of those. I try to shut off all the lights in rooms that I see are not in use while I am walking around my house and I do not leave a room without turning the lights off. I do carpool a lot with my friends but I am unwilling to stop using a car and walk or take a bike places because I live to far out in the middle of nowhere.

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Bailey B-US, Feb. 28, 2014

there are many things in my life that i am not willing to change, but there are also some things in my life that i can’t change. For example my house is pretty big but because I do not own the house I can’t change it. One thing that i can change but am unwilling to do so is ride a bike instead of driving places. Another thing that I can’t change is how my house/water is heated. I do not have control of how my house was built.

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Shawn Anderson, Feb. 28, 2014

There are many factors about my daily life that i and not willing to change and some things that i truly can’t change because i have no control over. One of the main reason my carbon emission is so high is because of the size of my house. The house that I currently live in is pretty big and that greatly effects my carbon emission. But besides the things that i truly have no control over can admit that there things about my daily life that i can change to improve and lower my personal carbon footprint, the only problem is now things have become habit. Also there are other variables that have also increased my carbon emission. But i believe that everyone should take the time to reduce his or her carbon footprint, if we all do that then over time the world will become healthier as a whole.

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Logan C-US, Feb. 28, 2014

After calculating my carbon footprint, I found out the biggest impact or category was transportation. This did not really surprise me because I do go and drive a lot of places during the week. Even though it is affecting the environment I do not think I could compromise much. I can carpool more and try to minimize the amount of cars driving to the same place, but for me to decrease the amount of miles I drive every week would be more difficult. I do after school activities and such so trying to minimize the amount of driving would be too hard in some of my cases.

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Skyler W-US, Feb. 27, 2014

When i calculated my carbon footprint, my biggest category was transportation; which wasn’t surprising. I have a lot I do during the day that I have to use my car to get to. I work about fifteen minutes from my house, and about thirty from my boyfriend’s house, where I usually hang out at. I always hang out with him so I have to drive there. I also participate in a nursing program which asks me to drive to the nursing home. Last but not least, I have to drive to school five out of seven days a week. All of these locations are spread out, and it’s hard to keep my transportation level down because I drive so much. Riding a bike or riding on a bus isn’t possible for me. The only bus I could take is the one to and from school, and they aren’t even kept clean. There is no bus to take me around Lake Wylie. I wouldn’t be able to ride a bike because all of the places I need to go are so spread out. Giving up my transportation would be impossible for me.

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Drew S USA, Feb. 26, 2014

Hi my name is Drew and I am from USA, and I was really suppressed by my carbon footprint results. Mine came in higher than the national average, i thought i did most of the things that helped the environment. My area of highest concern would have to be transportation, i drive almost every and my family travels a lot. Where i was high in transportation i was a little below average in most of the other aspects of the carbon footprint, especially purchases. Is there anything i wouldn’t give up? I enjoy longer showers in the morning to wake me up so i doubt i would give that up, but where i slack in that i will try to hang dry our clothes that we wash and wait until the dishwasher is complete full. Also i would still be bad in the transportation aspect, i am constantly going places and having something to do.

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  • Jada L-Us Jada L-Us Feb. 26, 2014
    Hi im Jada. I can agree on needing to cut back on my carbon footprint. In my family we travel a lot because, i have a lot to do and always need to be somewhere. Someways i've tried to lower my footprint are carpooling with others especially when me and my friends go out.
  • Billy Angelou Billy Angelou Feb. 27, 2014
    I agree with you Drew I was also really surprised by the results of my carbon footprint. I knew that my carbon footprint would be at least a little above the United states average but I was not excepting the results I got. In my defense I have a really large family which probably helps contribute the the amount of food and transportation that I use. I think in general though a good way to cut down on our carbon footprint is to carpool to places with friends and cut down on how often we eat out vs eating a home cooked meal.
  • Emily R-US Emily R-US Feb. 27, 2014
    I had very similar high results for my carbon footprint in the category involving transportation. I feel that this has a lot to do with where we live. Living in a non urban area of the southern part of the US has its drawbacks when it comes to transportation. Almost everyone has a car because public transport is not a realistic option. Small populations can not support this type of public service. In addition, in a rural setting, walking places is unrealistic! Unlike the city, destinations are more spread out. There are ways, despite these drawbacks, that lowering transportation carbon footprints can be possible. For instance, being aware of the fuel efficiency of cars when purchasing makes a difference. People can also try and carpool when driving and run all errands in one trip. These are ways that we could lower our transportation emissions without giving up our cars!

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Kornelijus G-Lithuania, Feb. 26, 2014

I am from Lithuania and my carbon foot print is higher than the average in my country. To be honest, I can’t believe that it is true, because my family and I are environmentally friendly. However, we decided to change our life style, to reduce our carbon print.

Kornelijus G-Lithuania
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