Hello, my name is Alan, I like most of us who have taken this carbon footprint challenge were shocked by my results. Even though my carbon footprint was lower than the American average, my family and I still account for American’s huge amount of carbon emission. You try not to look at yourself and say I am one of the main reasons why our country creates so much emissions. We try to blame it all on big oil and car companies but as people of the world we need to realize even if you are create emissions below your countries average you are still part of the problem. Yes, it’s great if someone doesn’t create the average amount in their country. Every little bit helps but how will you help your neighbor who you creates huge amount of carbon emission.
If we really want to tackle our problem of carbon emissions in the world. We need to educate student/ the future with stuff like the carbon footprint challenge. But on a larger scale make it a requirement to all students so no one in our future will go without seeing the how much carbon emission they create an how they can stop this problem. If we make this change then more of our youth will see a gas guzzler and see a major contributor to carbon emissions and not an awesome car to ride around town. Which could lead to more people buying fuel efficient cars helping one of the major contributors of carbon emission in transportation. Which was my biggest contributor because I have to drive 15 minutes a day to baseball. If everyone says how much carbon they create our world might see a huge drop in carbon emissions.