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Discussions Discussion Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Kenna Babson, March 2, 2014

I am from the United States and my footprint was about 10,000. Some of the problems that made my footprint higher are recycling and transportation. I currently do not recycle in my home but it is something we are looking in to. Hopefully we will be able to figure out the details of where to put the recyclables and if they can be picked up. Another issue is that I drive everywhere I go, and I do not really have another option. There are not safe sidewalks that lead to everywhere I need to go. Even the public transportation is not always safe in my area. I end up driving to the store, school and church every week.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
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! :))

Tadas Sadauskas
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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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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Greta Petrušonytė, March 2, 2014

My name is Greta and I am from Lithuania. I was not that surprised by my carbon footprint. My two highest categories were food and home. We do not recycle. But my family members are ready to start recycling. I think we will become more environmental friendly and we will made some changes in our lifestyle :)

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  • Annie D-US Annie D-US March 5, 2014
    This is also my problem. My family does not recycle in our home and I am trying to teach them how! This will be very important because we dispose of so much trash that by recycling some of it will make a huge difference.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
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. :)

Greta Petrušonytė
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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Greta Petrušonytė, March 2, 2014

Hi! I’m Greta from Lithuania :) I use my phone and computer every day… I personally believe that latest technology is a want and I completely agree with you, Maddi :) In my opinion, I think that there is no reason to go out and buy the newest model just because it’s new. Of course new technology like cell phones or computers makes our life easier, not having this technology would be hard to do, but I think, we can use them less, than we use mostly.

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  • Matthew P-US Matthew P-US March 3, 2014
    Did your footprint consist of a lot of energy use, do to the technology?
  • suzana poplašen suzana poplašen March 4, 2014
    Hello, my name is Suzana and I'm from Slovenia. My carbon print calculation really surprised me. It was 15110 kg of CO₂ per year, the average is around 7000. I believe that it was high as this because of transportation and home maintenance. I drive everywhere I go and I don't really have other option. I think that one of the biggest prblem is that we don't ask ourselves do we really need it or do we want it. We should buy less unnecessary things and be more environmentally friendly.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Shelby Sweet, March 2, 2014

I believe that in today’s ever-growing world, technology is needed to thrive. But in saying that, I also believe that having all of these things, and upgrading every few months is a bit ridiculous. Once the entire world gets onboard with the technology train, we could lower our carbon footprint as a whole by the thousands. It would be beneficial for us to have this new way of life, and a new era of communication and needs. Though I think this, I am not saying that having such technologies like, the latest computer or cellphone will always be the answer to your problems. I just believe that as things get to grow and expand in knowledge, we are going to need technology to live. So honestly, I believe that technology is considered both a want and a need. We need it to begin our journey as an Earth to become the more defined and savvy than we are. But it is also a want because people tend to only want these new technologies to look cool, or talk to friends. Which is kind of counterproductive, because of all technologies can do.

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Discussions Discussion Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Ana Buigues, March 2, 2014

Hello I’m Ana Buigues and I’m from Denia, Spain.
My carbon footprint is higher than the average in Spain and I thought it would be the same. Actually I do not use much heating or food but I think the problem is in transport, to go from place to place. With the car you can rush to the last second and get in 5 minutes to the appointment or wherever you want, however walk takes 15 minutes. I think we should make an effort for the planet and not take the car many times if not needed.

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Discussions Discussion Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Ana Buigues, March 2, 2014

Hello I’m Ana Buigues and I’m from Denia, Spain.
My carbon footprint is higher than the average in Spain and I thought it would be the same. Actually I do not use much heating or food but I think the problem is in transport, to go from place to place. With the car you can rush to the last second and get in 5 minutes to the appointment or wherever you want, however walk takes 15 minutes. I think we should make an effort for the planet and not take the car many times if not needed.

Ana Buigues
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  • Kenna Babson Kenna Babson March 2, 2014
    Ana I have a similar problem to you. I think part of the reason my carbon footprint was so high is because of transportation. Riding in a car is easier than trying to find a way to get from place to place and sometimes I do not feel like I have another option. There is not a sidewalk that I could walk or ride a bike on all the way to school. The sidewalk that leads to the grocery store is centimeters away from a four lane highway, so I do not 100% safe walking on it later in the day. If I tried to walk places I would probably end up being late, but I know it is something that would really help the environment.

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Discussions Discussion My carbon footprint
Ana Buigues, March 2, 2014

Hello I’m Ana Buigues and I’m from Denia, Spain.
My carbon footprint is higher than the average in Spain and I thought it would be the same. Actually I do not use much heating or food but I think the problem is in transport, to go from place to place. With the car you can rush to the last second and get in 5 minutes to the appointment or wherever you want, however walk takes 15 minutes. I think we should make an effort for the planet and not take the car many times if not needed.

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Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

In my carbon footprint a big part of it came from the food portion. I think that more things in grocery stores should be more organic and have less packaging. More food that we are not using that will just end up in the trash should be sent to other countries instead of throwing them away. It will not only help us but help them too. The more organic foods you eat them more likely your carbon footprint will be lower. I did not realize the impact what I ate had on my carbon footprint and I just took that for granted. Living in the US also plays a part in the food portion of my carbon footprint since there is a lot of fast food. But if they’re where more healthy choices and organic foods where cheaper I feel as though everyone’s carbon footprint would be a lot lower.

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