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Molly C, May 12, 2013

Hi my name is Molly and my total Carbon Footprint was 19750kg. For transportation I got 6870kg, for Home I got 8610kg, for food I got 3455kg, and finally for purchases I got 815kg. I was surprised that my total was under the average for Pennsylvania. The thing that I was most surprised at though was my purchases. I thought that I buy a lot but I guess not! My average purchase compared to other in my region were no where near the same! I think that one way I could lower my transportation is if I walked or biked to some of the places I go to since they aren’t far at all.

Molly C
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  • Anastasia Sp. Anastasia Sp. May 19, 2013
    Hey Molly! According to your post your post I see that the highest is the transportation. Why don't you use the public transportation when you don't have much free time or your destination is far away instead of car? ;) So this way you 'll dicrease your transportation carbon footprint :)

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Arman M, May 11, 2013

My Name is Arman M and my total footprint is 22693 kg of co2. Transportation is 11321 kg and its about 5000 kg more than the average. Home is 9176 kg and more than 2000 kg more than the average. Food is 1678 kg and almost 3000 kg less than the average. Purchases are 518 kg and almost 2000 kg less than the average. The total average for Pennsylvania is 20301 and it is over than the average. I wasn’t that surprise it was more than the average but I was more surprise it was 2392 kg more than the average. I thought it would be little bit over by 200 kg to 1000 kg more. I think that I don’t travel as much as other people but my travel number is 11321 is about 5000 more than the average. And the same thing happens with the house as the travel for kg co2 for being way more than average and not being about the same average. I think that I should lower the house and the traveling kg co2 to help the environment.

Arman M
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  • Ramy Dabbour Ramy Dabbour May 11, 2013
    If you really believe that you travel less than the average Pennsylvanian, yet your amount is is higher than the average by 5000 kg, you should re-input your data so that your result is more accurate. You should also start recording what you do that causes your footprint to be as high as it is.
  • Tyler Barban Tyler Barban May 13, 2013
    I agree with Ramy, you should maybe retake the test to see if you get different results.
  • Arman M Arman M May 16, 2013
    Hello Ramy and Tyler, I travel a few times per year. I some time I travel less than other.

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Oliver B, May 11, 2013

Hello my Name is Oliver B my carbon footprint was 13,014 for Transportation 3,303 for Home 5,200 for Food 590 for Purchase. I was way over for Transportation and really under for purchases the others were about the same. I wasn’t really surprised that my transportation was high because I travel so much everyday. I was really surprised that my Home and Food were lower than the average. I should try to go less places to bring down my transportation this would lower my carbon footprint.

Oliver B
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  • Rebecca Godin Rebecca Godin May 13, 2013
    Maybe for transportation you could try to take a bus or bike to the places you want to go, that might reduce your CO2 emissions
  • francesca francy francesca francy May 14, 2013
    Hello Oliver.
    I also have a carbon footprint high about transportation because I live in a small village in the mountain and I need to use car or bus to go shopping or school.
    also carbon footprint in home is high because I use a lot of heating in winter.
    The issue of travelling less to lower the level of carbon in the transport sector is very helpful, It’s good advice! Thanks!
  • Oliver B Oliver B May 14, 2013
    Thanks for the comments! I live so far from school and it 2 times per day so it adds up quickly. I live 22.9 miles from my school so its crazy! Thanks again for the suggestions.
    -Oliver
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Sylwia Wróbel, May 11, 2013

Hello;). My name is Sylwia. I’m from Poland. My total footprint is 9707 kg of CO2 per year. My result is higher than the average from Poland. My position compared to the class one is higher.
“Food” category is the lowest. I eat like a bird ;). “Home” category is the higher, bacause I use electronic equipment many hours a day. I can sort my rubbish and i can turn off my computer when I sleep to lower my carbon footprint. I will be taking long bath, beacuse i like that;).

Sylwia Wróbel
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  • Justyna C Justyna C May 11, 2013
    I have too higher category “Home” but maybe it change in the future :3

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Karlo L, May 11, 2013

Hi, I’m Karlo L, and I live in Croatia, Europe. I’m 16 years old and I’m really glad I participate in this interesting challenge. I have calculated my footprint and I found out that the total amount I release in atmosphere is 9094 kg of CO₂ per year. That is 3000 kg higher than the average in my area. The half of my total amount of CO₂ I release is at home. I decided to turn of my TV and computer more often and to replace some ordinary light bulbs with CFL ones. I’ll also try to reuse and recycle some paper and plastic bottles. I will try to print and write on both sides of the paper whenever its possible.
I was really surprised my carbon footprint was so high. I thought it will be about the same as the average in my country. I’m only happy that my Transportation categoy is low, but that’s mostly because I live cose to school and the center of town.
I’m looking forward to reading your posts and comments and I’m open to any kind of advice or critcism.

Karlo L
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  • Liliah Andrews Liliah Andrews May 15, 2013
    Hey Karlo! I think that it is great your taking steps to lower your footprint! I also had a high home score, but I am taking similar actions to lower my score!
  • Liliah Andrews Liliah Andrews May 15, 2013
    Hey Karlo! I think that it is great your taking steps to lower your footprint! I also had a high home score, but I am taking similar actions to lower my score!
  • Liliah Andrews Liliah Andrews May 15, 2013
    Hey Karlo! I think that it is great your taking steps to lower your footprint! I also had a high home score, but I am taking similar actions to lower my score!
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Tomek W, May 11, 2013

Hello! My name is Tomek. I am from Poland. My total footprint is 11710 kg CO2 per year.
My result is higher than the average for Poland. In my class total footprint result is 7677 kg CO₂ so my results is higher. My highest score is in category “home” because my house is big and We uses a lot of water and light. My lowest score is in category “purchases”. I am not surprised. I must turn off the light by lowering my carbon footprint. I’ll be watching a lot of TV and play on the computer because I like it.

Tomek W
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  • Patricija Šobak Patricija Šobak May 12, 2013
    It's the same for me, my home footprint is the biggest because we have lots of light bulbs.
  • Katarina E Katarina E May 12, 2013
    Hi Tomek! :)
    You certainly need to change something because your footprint is way above the average. I like to play on comuter too and watch TV too but if you want to reduce your footprint you need to try hard and you should spend less time in front of computer and TV and go outside with your friends. (:
  • veronica berneri veronica berneri May 16, 2013
    hy tomek!
    Your footprint is really high you could reduce the hours playing computer games and watching TV to going out with friends and playing outside in the open air.

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Sandra R, May 11, 2013

Hello!
My name is Sandra. I am from Poland. My total footprint is 4895kg of CO₂ per year. My result is less than average for Poland. In my class totall footprint result is 7677 kg CO₂ so my is less. My lowest score is in category “purchases”. I am not surprised. My highest score is in category “home” because we uses a lot of water. I take shorter showers to lower my carbon footprint. I don’t want to give up use the computer, because I very like play on the computer and surf the net.

Sandra R
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  • Liliah Andrews Liliah Andrews May 15, 2013
    Hi Sandra! Using less water always helps! I also like the boardgame idea. I too spend a lot of time on the computer, but I'm trying to take more breaks!
  • Liliah Andrews Liliah Andrews May 15, 2013
    Hi Sandra! Using less water always helps! I also like the boardgame idea. I too spend a lot of time on the computer, but I'm trying to take more breaks!
  • Liliah Andrews Liliah Andrews May 15, 2013
    Hi Sandra! Using less water always helps! I also like the boardgame idea. I too spend a lot of time on the computer, but I'm trying to take more breaks!
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Daria Pastucha, May 11, 2013

Hello, I’m Daria. I`m 17. and I’m from Poland. My total carbon footprint 13536 lb of CO2.My footprint would be about the same as the average person in
Poland, and the world. My total footprint results are higher than in my average and a bit higher than my class results. The lowest category is “purchases” and I’m not suprised about that because don`t buy so much clothes. The highest category is “home.In my house we used coal,whitch emits a lots of CO2
In my opinion I can sort the garbage. I can change the light bulb, I dont want to change the amount of time spent in the shower. The shower is a kind of rest for me. I do`nt want to sacrifice the rest of the environment

Daria Pastucha
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  • Sylwia Wróbel Sylwia Wróbel May 11, 2013
    I think you should stop using coal and try to use something else. I like to take long shower too;) and I don't want to give up this.

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Wioletta W-Poland, May 11, 2013

Hello! My name is Wioletta and I come from Poland. My total footprint is 5866 kg of CO₂ per year, compared to an average of 6526 kg for Poland. My results are lower than my class results. The lowest category is ‘Purchases’. I’m surprised because I often buy new things. The highest category is ‘Home’. It doesn’t suprise me too because me and my family spend a lot of time in the house. Also it is high because my house is heated by a central heating in the basement 5 months out of the year. We use electronic equipment many hours a day, bulbs light up most of a day. We use more incandescent bulbs than fluorescent bulbs. I know, it isn’t good. I think my family can spend more relaxing time outside than e.g. on the Internet or Tv.

Wioletta W-Poland
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  • Katarina E Katarina E May 12, 2013
    I agree with you. My family and me spend to much time in house too and probably we should spend more time outside. If you and your family go outside or on vacation somewhere like Croatia you won't spend so much electricity like on Internet, TV or light bulbs like when you are home. :)
  • Shaneikiah Bickham Shaneikiah Bickham May 13, 2013
    I have the same issue with the light bulbs, central heating, and the electronic equipment. I think you should try to use the energy saving light bulbs and also try to only use the room with the least amount of light bulbs while studying or doing your work. I think you might also want to try the solar chargers for your computer, phone, and the other electronic devices.
  • Wioletta W-Poland Wioletta W-Poland May 13, 2013
    You're right Katarina. I have to convince my parents to go on holiday, for example, in Croatia;) Shaneikiah, I think that the solar chargers for your computer, phone, and the other electronic devices are very good idea. Greetings :)
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Ramy Dabbour, May 10, 2013

Hello, I am Ramy Dabbour. I live in Cairo, Egypt. My total carbon footprint is 7360 kg, which is higher than the average footprint for Egypt of 3353 kg and the world average of 3791 kg. My highest category was “home” - 3299 kg, compared to Egypt’s average of 533 kg, and my lowest category was “purchases” - 193 kg, compared to the regional average of 203 kg. I am not satisfied with the result, and I want to lower it, but I am not surprised at all that it is what it is. I might not purchase much or eat much but I do use too much electricity. I should start turning off electric lights when I do not use them. I am beginning to think more and more that if people truly seek change that will save the environment, they must realize that the source of this problem is with the general attitude of people that excessively values useless technology.

Ramy Dabbour
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  • Franziska Kueppers Franziska Kueppers May 10, 2013
    Hay Ramy, I have to say I am actually really surprised that the total number of carbon footprint in egypt is so low. In Canada it is way higher:o
    But I think your attitude to carbon footprint is the first step for a change and to make things better in the future! :)
  • Tomek W Tomek W May 11, 2013
    I agree with the previous speaker, I am also surprised that CO2 emissions are so low in Egypt
  • Onassis G Onassis G May 17, 2013
    Hi Ramy, I like how you want to try to change your ways and try and help the environment. Here are some types for you to save more energy! Turn off the light when you are not in that room. Make sure you have no leaky fascist and unplug all electronics when not being used.

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