Hello, my name is Agnieszka. I’m a 17 years old student from Poland. My total footprint result (6045 kg) compared to the average one in my country (6526 kg) is a bit lower. I was surprised because I thought my result will be better, because in my house most of our light bulbs are energy-saving, and we sort rubbish. Now i see it is not sufficient to protect the environment. I think it is the time to make some changes, but i don’t know what I could do, because my highest score is in category “home” (4449 kg, the average in my region is 2858 kg). I think it is because my house is heated with coal over 6 months in a year, besides in my house are living many people too, so it will be hard to change something. My lowest category is ”purchases” (126 kg, the average in my region is 463 kg) i thing it is a good result. It may be due to the fact that I don’t buy things i don’t need, only the necessary stuff.
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Being from the US, I fully expected our average totals to be way higher than places I checked around the world. I was also surprised how big the difference was from Michigan the California, almost 4000Kg, and it’s just on the other side of the country. I compared our averages to some in Stockholm, and was not surprised that they were lower than ours being that Sweden is one of the ‘greenest’ countries. In Italy, the transportation was higher than ours, and this confused me because we live in a rural community and I was expecting our transportation footprint to be higher than the footprint in Pisa, Italy.
Hi My name is Filip I am 17 years old. I come from Poland, my total footprint is 5348 kg of CO₂ per year, compared to an average of 6526 kg for Poland.It’s less than average for Poland. I live in small village. It’s located 18 km from my school so I must commute dwo buses to school but my average transportation carbon footprint is 818 kg and in my region is 965 kg so it’s not too high.I like spending time in city so I often eat out so my food carbon footprint is 1442 kg and in my region is 2240 kg. In home my carbon footprint is 2844 kg and in my region is 2858 kg
Hello ! ;) My name is Dominika and I’m from Poland. My total footprint result is 5827, so lower than the average one. Compared to my class my results are lower than the average. The lower results I have on my “purchases” category. The highest results I have in “home” category. I think that could be cause of high number of bulb which I have in my home. I think that I have to reduce the number of bulb in my home, and it could be better than right now. I also know that if I reduced temperature in my home, it could be better too, but I like have heat in my room, I hate when I’m cold ! :)
Hello my name is Liliah Andrews. I am a 15 year old from Mooresville, NC. My transportation score was 439 kg. It is really low because I don’t go many places. My home score is 10014 kg. It is really high because my house is heated by a wood stove in the basement 6 months out of the year. Also, we have to wash the dishes by hand, which uses a lot of water. My food score is 1280 kg. It is kind of low because my family grows most of the food we eat. My purchases score is 417 kg. It is low because I don’t buy new things very often. Besides home, my score is fairly low compared to my country and my state.
My name is Valentina and I’m from Croatia. 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 of CO2 I realise is 6386 kg per year.That is about 600 kg higher than the average in Croatia. As the amount of CO2 is largest in home category I have decided to do same changes. For example I’ll try to use more blankets in winter instead of heating the room by eletricity. I think that turning the lights and the computer off when they aren’t needed will be very productive, too. I’ll also try to reduce, reuse and recycle more. I intend to print and write on both sides of the paper because I have found out that rainforests are under grave threat from the paper and pulp industry, as in Indonesia for example. And rainforests are really beautiful, aren’t they? We should help them survive!
If every one of us makes at least one change, we will be surprised at the results and togehter we will make a big difference!
I’m really excited to see so many caring people from all over the world who have joined forces to help the environment!
I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and reading your interesting posts.
Hi my name is Chase Wayne, I am 15 years old and I from the United States. I live in Mooresville, North Carolina and have recently calculated my carbon footprint. My carbon footprint total is 14564 kg of CO2 per year. I expected it to be a little bit above the average but I am good with it. The part of my footprint that was higher than the average was transportation because my family and I have to be all over the place where we live. We usually are out for groceries or going out to eat. I really wasn’t surprised about my total since it was close to the average. A way that I can narrow down and transportation total is by eating at home more often and probably get more groceries so we don’t have to go get some more all the time.
Overall I was surprised at my results because they turned out to be lower than the average person in Pennsylvania in all four categories. The lowest Carbon Footprint I left was in the purchases category. I think the purchases category was the lowest footprint because I am aware of how much money I spend and need. The highest footprint was home because I am there the most. I can lower my carbon footprint at home by turning off more lights, using the dishwasher less, being aware of how much energy I use for heating and cooling. For example if it gets cold I could use a blanket instead of turning the heat up.