I’m Charlotte and I live in California. I expected my footprint would be average or a little higher than that as I feel I dont do many acitvities that cause a higher footprint. Surprisingly, my carbon footprint was very high! It was at least double the average Americans carbon footprint. My main cause of my footprint was my transportation.
After I looked through my data more carefully, plane flights have been the major factor in my high carbon footprint. They take a lot of fuel that lets off carbon in different forms. Also, i have gone on many trips in the past year which led to a bigger carbon footprint. Food and home energy were next in my carbon footprint.
After comparing with my friends, we all have around the same carbon footprint. I infer that most Californians that live by me have a high carbon footprint. As I was trying to figure out a way to lower my carbon footprint, I thought of trying to car pool more often and limit my long flights. Also, we could all switch out our lightbulbs for more efficient light bulbs around our house. This project has made me aware of what an impact everything you do is to our environment.