My name is Jessica and I am from California. Not long ago I recently calculated my carbon footprint for school and found my results to be lower then the average person in California. I predicted that my results would be about average, after taking the test, I see why its lower.
Before taking the test I knew that my transportation would be lower than the average Californian, because I usually walk most places I go to, because I live close to everywhere I need to go. Or I take public transportation, and when I take a car I am usually carpooling with friends. I also don’t go on many trips during the year, to my family having crazy schedules and not much free time. The only time I really fly is over summer and that is only 2 plane trips. Therefore I understand why my transportation was ver low. I also knew my purchases would be lower too, when my family and I go shopping we bring our own reusable bag most of the time, we also don’t by new electronics very often, unless its something that we need. And we also buy reusable water bottles or we reuse plastic water bottles.
For home and food, I knew we would be closer to average because we don’t have many fluorescent lights and because of the amounts of months we heat our house and cool how house. And also from the amount of paper we use for printing school work, and the amount of time we are on electronic devises and because I rarely unplug my charger when I’m done charging my phone or laptop. I also new I would be close to average for food because of the amount of the amount of organic food we get and the amount of meat and dairy we eat, and the amount of times we go out to eat per week.
After seeing my results I am glad to not be over average, and to know how carbon does affect my life, what things I still can do to reduce my carbon footprint on the world