Hello, my name is Raphael, I am form Philadelphia, PA. Its Located in America near New York. I am 14 years old. My total Carbon foot was 17548 kg CO2 per year. My home was 35540 kg CO2 and my food was 7737 kg CO2. My purchases was 920 kg CO2. I think that if I was to cut this down I could turn off my lights every time I exit a room. If I to cut down on food I could eat less meat. My purchases are not that much it is only 920 kg CO2. However if I wanted to cut it down I would go to Target and stores like that a lot often.
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HELLO! My name is Federico and I live in the north of Italy. I think that a great way to get closer to a sustainable city is the production of clean energy; for example everyone should install solar panels. In my home we use this type of energy productions and I must say that in addition to helping the environment we save a lot of money.
I hope that one day this will come true for all people.
Hello everyone, my names is Federico. I live in Cerveno, a small village in the north of Italy. I think that this problem concerns mainly the young. For example in my school more and more young people want to buy a new phone or a new computer only for fashion or to have the latest model. I think that this isn’t a need; for example I don’t change a phone until it still works and I think everyone should learn to do it.
I think the having the latest technology is a need for people who actually have to use them for business and work. However, it is a want for people who does not necessarily need them. For example, many people in my school have iphone 5 or some other newest technology, but I highly doubt that a 16 year old teenager needs such a high technology to help himself to study or work? The phone I have right now is my second one, I had my first phone since gr. 6, and got a new phone in gr. 9. I only buy a new mp3 if it is broken. Personally, I do not need a new model. I think most of the electronic devices affect the environment in the society, people should be careful and only buy necessary needs.
Hello everyone! My name is Stjepan and I’m from Croatia. I’m 15 years old and I’m really glad I participate in the ISCFC. I have calculated my footprint and I found out that the total amount of CO2 I release is 5562 kg per year. That is about the same as the average in Croatia (although the usage of CO2 in the home category is 500 kg above the Cratian average).
I have decided to do same changes. First I’ll replace the old light bulbs with the new, more energy efficient ones. I’ll also try to reduce, reuse and recycle more. I intend to print and write on both sides of the paper because I cannot afford myself to waste the paper while the rainforests are suffering because of me. I will try to cut down on water consumption and take shorter showers as well. I can walk and ride my bike more often as well. I will use reusable bags instead of plastic ones. I think I will help my parents and grandparents in the garden every weekend so that we can produce more healthy food for our family.
I am aware of local and global air and water pollution and of soil contamination and of increasing number of people with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and I think we should change our lifestyle as soon as possible. We should also do our best to help endangered plants and animals to survive. We should promote it at home and in school.
I am really happy to see so many posts from all over the world and I am glad I can learn so much from you! :)
Hi my name is Jonathan and I’m from Texas.
I think the reason many people’s carbon footprint is so high is because there is nothing nearby for transportation to be any lower. So not very many people can change that. Fortunately for me, everything I need to get to is within 5 miles so that makes my transportation not high. If most communities had grocery stores or restaurants nearby, then the world carbon footprint would significantly decrease.
Hi, my name is Maddie and I’m 14 years old. I live in the United States. In the United States I live in Pennsylvania. My total footprint is 19549 kg of CO₂ per year, compared to an average of 20301 kg for Pennsylvania, USA, and 3791 kg (= 8358 lb) worldwide. I would really like to talk to you guys and compare all of our information. I think its cool that we are travel very differently . !! maddiieee (: