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 ! :)
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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.
Hey, everybody! I’m Sara Elmessiry, a 15-year-old from Cairo, Egypt. It gives me great shame to announce that my total carbon footprint did exceed (and go overboard) the standard Egyptian carbon footprint average. In fact, my annual amount of CO2 released resulted in a large number of 14,788 kg; when my country’s average was 3,352. Although I was definitely taken aback by these results and it made me feel really badly about myself for a bit, I soon realized that the mere fact that I’ve now recognized my main issues regarding energy wastage (transportation and home appliances) and thus address them, will contribute to making my individual growth as a human being. We all share the same Earth; it’s our duty to nurture it and treat it the best way possible. Completing this survey definitely served as an eye-opener to me because it got me thinking about the various ways I could live a healthier life, taking care of myself, those around me, and the planet itself. Through this survey, I realized that my greatest downfall was the common issue with the house lights. I’m the type of person who will walk out of my room, thinking I’ll be back in 5 minutes, only to get distracted with something else and thus leave my light on for nearly 2 hours! Not just that, but because I love to help out in the kitchen and I’m regularly washing dishes, I leave the faucet running all throughout the dish-washing process. It was thanks to this survey that I realized how effective turning the water off while I’m scrubbing plates is. I’ve already talked to my parents about my issue with the lights in my room, and my dad said he would look into installing this connection from my door to the central light bulb. That way whenever I shut my door, the light turns off. When I open the door, the light switches back on. Of course, I’d still have the option of turning the lights off/on as I please, but I feel like this standard set-up will serve as a reminder to conserve electricity. And it won’t stop there! I’m currently brainstorming ways I could improve my lifestyle and benefit my community, such as separating my waste into bins of organic and inorganic waste, taking our own reusable bags while grocery shopping, and turning the electricity switch off on the whole house for the night- although that might be a bit difficult to manage! All the same, I now understand how costly every fine detail is in making the environment a better place, so I’m going to be making slight yet effective adjustments from here on out! In fact, we should all adopt this mindset of working towards growing as an individual and believing that despite how small we are, we’ve all got a great impact on this world. A profound piece of William Henley’s poetry sums up everything I’m trying to say; “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”
Hi. My name is Naguib Salam, and I am from Cairo, Egypt. Unfortunately, my Carbon footprint is way above average, around 18000 when the average is 3500. This is mainly due to plane flights, but I cannot say that I do not waste materials. I go home by car often, even though I am signed up for the bus, because of after-school activities. I leave on the lights too often, and I regularly over-change my phone and laptop. Alone, I produce much more CO2 than the average. In this survey, I learned just how much CO2 planes give off. In the future, this type of travel might not be sustainable. I thought the lower classes would have more CO2, because of inefficient travel and trash wastage, but it is really the opposite. Wealthier people waste much more, import more, and travel more, all contributing to global warming. What I could do is stop throwing away my paper in my house, and instead bring it to school to recycle. Someone of my plane flights are unnecessary, and I may need to start thinking about limiting my vacations in the summer. When the metro starts to pick up and become more efficient, I will start using it. Overall this is a huge revelation, knowing how hard I alone am affecting this world, and I will have to change my lifestyle.
Hi my name is Asser Mitwally and I am from Cairo, Egypt. My Carbon Footprint was ridiculously higher than the average person living in Egypt. To be honest, I wasn’t really surprised my carbon footprint was so high. This is because a large portion of the Egyptian population is living below the poverty line, and so this has a huge impact on the average carbon footprint in Egypt. A less fortunate person would travel less, and use much less electricity than I do. Don’t take me wrong though, I know theres a lot of room for improvement when it comes to my carbon footprint. I learned that my transportation total was 1000% above the average carbon footprint. This is probably because I ride the bus an average of 4 hours a day (going and coming). I dont eat a lot of organic food and I eat A LOT, so my food was way above average. I could probably recycle a lot of my plastic bags and paper that I’ve used. I should also probably go to school by bus so I would only spend half an hour a day instead of 4 hours. My purchases weren’t really that high because I dont buy several tvs or phones a year. I should just use tote bags or not ask for plastic bags unless I really need them each year.
Hello everyone! My name is Ela and I come from Croatia. I’m 17 years old and live in small town in the north-west of Croatia-Varaždin. I have recently calculated my carbon footprint. My total carbon footprint is 17987 kg of CO₂ per year. Compared to
an average of 5736 kg for Croatia it’s 3 times bigger. I didn’t really expect my carbon footprint to be way above average. I thought that it would be about the same as the average human and lower than an average person in Croatia. Majority of my footprint came from my house 15460 kg, because of the lights, heating and water running. In my house we keep lights on about 11 hours per day. I figured out many ways to descrease my carbon footprint. One way I can reduce the amount of CO2 is by turning off the lights and TV recycle more and use bicycle instead of driving the car. In comparision of Croatia and Egypt, the difference in carbon footprint is 2000kg. This means my averige footprint is above Egypt’s. Doing this survey I learned that I alone produce a massive amount of CO2 every year. I am aware of my mistakes I will try to fix them and become more responsible :)))
Patrycja P- Poland
Hi! I’m Patrycja and I’m 17 years old. I am from Poland and based on my input, my total footprint is 6255 kg of CO₂ per year, compared to an average of 6526 kg for Poland. It’s less than average for Poland but not a lot. I think it’s connected with my small village where I live. It is located 18 km from city and I must use a public transport to go to the town every day, so my average transportation carbon footprint is 1273 kg and in my region is 965 kg. But my food carbon footprint is 1588 kg and in my region is 2240 kg. It’s connected with no time for solid meal, because I’m a dancer and I also start a driving course, so I seldom eat in my home and often eat out. In home my carbon footprint is 3328 kg and in my region is 2858 kg. I didn’t expect that and I must change it for lower result.
Greetings from Poland!!