Hello! My name is Tolu L-Usa from Houston. When I calculated my carbon footprint I found out that my calculation for the food portion was below average to a average citizen in the U.S. I was really suprised because I thought I ate a lot, but when I looked back and analyzed my results I finally started to understand. I found out that I since I don’t eat alot of processed foods, and my family isn’t eating a lot of pork. It was also below average because my family always tries to throw away the least amount of food when we are eating, because we don’ t like to waste food. I think eveyone should start watching out for the amounts of food they throw away, becasue so much food is wasted everyday and that food could actually help people lacking food.
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Hi. This is Meghan M from Houston. I recently watched I a video about the impact on the enviornment from just a cheese burger. This caught my atention mainly because I didn’t realize how something so tiny in our everyday live can emit so much carbon. This got me thinking what else in my everyday life do I not realize is hurting the enviornment. I found out that almost everything we do effects our carbon footprint including eating, drinking, and playing sports. I exercise almost everyday and I realized that every time I exercise I release 625ml of CO2 into the atmosphere per minute. A lot of the time we know that we are releasing CO2 but we don’t realize how much and the way it effects our ecosystem. This video showed me that i need to look carefully at everything thing I am doing and try to still maintain a normal life while helping the earth.
hi guys! im rachel P from houston and my food portion of my carbon footprint was below average. I think this is because I come from a family who always takes home their food from restaraunts we eat at and also because we don’t eat alot. We always keep our leftovers and try to throw away the least amount of food possible. As america’s obesity rates have been escalating over the past few decades as drive thrus have become more common, world hunger has also increased. This shocked me and made me want to help out! If more americans would take a few hours out of their week to volenteer at a local food bank then we at least are on the right track to decreasing world hunger. Also influencing others to eat healthier at churches and charity organizations can actually influence us to make better choices when it comes to being green and healthful. “The faster we start to make a difference and change our ways the easier it will be to avoid this “perfect storm” we are about to enter”
My name is Sara and I am from Houston, Texas. When looking at my carbon footprint, I found that my footprint for the food I eat is way below average. I think it is due to the fact that my mom only feeds my family and me organic, non processed foods. Not only is it healthier, but it I think other people could benefit from switching to organic foods as well. It might be more expensive, but to help, I placed a link below where anyone can find cheeper organic foods, to help lower their own or their family’s carbon footprint.
Hi. My name is Lanvy. I’m from U.S.A. I was so suprised about how much carbon emissions were released due to my dietary choices even though I mostly eat healty foods. Being Vietnamese, my family and I visited Vietnam back in 2004. This was and still is an eye-opening trip to me. Imagine a 6-year-old little girl visiting the marketplace in central Saigon, seeing countless of elderly and children begging for money for food (of course we gave as much as we could). Even up until now, I still clearly remember the poverty and sufferings of the people less fortunate then me. I was never exposed to something like that. That trip changed my life. I came back to America thankful for everything I have. World hunger can be prevented. There is awareness, there just isn’t enough care and hope to accomplish the act.
Hello. My name is Joy and I am from the United States of America. My class has been calculating our carbon footprints and I didn’t think too much about how my carbon footprint was affecting the world before then. From what I noticed, most of my carbon footprint came from the foods that I eat. Although I cannot promise to just eat entirely organic food and stop eating fattening things, I will make an effort to decrease how much of the fattening things that I consume. I will try to also achieve this goal inside and outside of school.
Hi, I’m Stephanie. Before I calculated my carbon footprint at school, I thought that my carbon footprint was that big. But in reality, my average was higher than the average person in my region. Most of my carbon footprint came from food. I have to admit, I eat a lot of fattening foods, which are produced in factories that pollute the air. Recently, I have been trying to eat more nutritious and organically made foods that are better for the environment. I think that restaurants should offer a wider selection of organically grown foods and a smaller selection of unhealthy foods in their menus. I think that would help a lot.
Hi. My name is Grace. My class has been tracking our individual carbon footprints. I didn’t notice how much I actually waste in one year. I remember watching on Food Network how chefs had to make their dishes from “trash.” The “trash” was actually the wasted food from restaurants and supermarkets. So much food is wasted every day in supermarkets from the perfectly good food that the customers won’t buy because it isn’t perfect. At home, if there was an apple that had a bruise on it, you would cut it off and eat the rest. Also, food that have passed their expiration by one day are perfectly fine to eat that day.
Hello my name is Sarah and I am a freshman in highschool from the U.S. Since I started my carbon footprint project I have been looking at ways in which I can reduce my carbon footprint. Now I’m sure many of you would agree with me and say that food is a wonderful thing. We can reduce our carbon footprint through food in many ways. What might come to your mind first is to eat healthier foods and things that are organic and do not have preservatives. Well this is something you could do but think about what you put your food in. This is what gets thrown away. Tin foil, wax paper, plastic bottles, paper bags, cardboard tv dinners and juiceboxes are all things that are not very necessary. Replace these things with reusable containers, thermoses, lunchboxes, and water jugs. This way all the things you package your food in can just be washed and then reused. Now of course you could recycle cardboard and plastic etc. but using reusable appliances is easier and less expensive.
When calculating my carbon footprint and I saw that food was one of the catagories I thoght that it would be one of my highest caclulations. In fact, it was my lowest. I thought that it would have been much higher. I did not realize however that the food I ate could have an impact on the environment. There are four people in my family so I realized that since everyone has to eat there is a lot of carbon emissions coming from food.