Hi,I’m Ninetta,I’m from Pisa ,Italy.
Calculating my carbon footprint, I noticed that my carbon footprint was more out of the ordinary in the field of transport.The fact is that I am staying far away from school, I take every day for a total of 50 km by bus, but I can not do without.
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Hi,I’m Ninetta,I’m from Pisa ,Italy.
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.
Hello. My name is Joy and I am from the United States. One thing that I do that contributes to my carbon footprint is running the water while I am brushing my teeth. I would not say that I am unwilling to change this aspect of life. It is just a habit that I has developed over the years. Although, it is one of the many things that I am going to work on to decrease my carbon footprints. I realize that I should not do this because it wastes water, which is a useful resource. Therefore, I will try my hardest to stop this bad habit of mine.
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.
Dear ISCFC students, I wanted to let you know that I found a small mis-calculation in our footprint calculator last night. The math behind the light bulb question (question #15 in the survey) did not match the wording of the question. The result is that some of you will have overestimations of your “home” footprints, if you have a lot of light bulbs at home or put a large number of total hours used.
I have reworded the question last night, asking for an approximate average number of hours used per bulb. I also include a note on that page for how to correctly enter the data if you want to be more accurate than that.
In any case, if you saved your data by registering with the calculator, then you could go back and recalculate your “home” and total footprints by adjusting question 15.
Sorry about the error!
(p.s. be sure to use the navigation button at the upper left of the calculator to more quickly navigate to the light bulb question)
Hi im Becca G from USA. my results from the carbon footprint calculator showed that i emit a large amount of carbon from transportation, because my amount was 3475 kg. This is the result of driving to and from school daily and not carpooling with anyone. the amount of carbon released from my purchases was relatively low at 443 kg because i do not get new electronics often and I have a lot of clothes that are either from thrift shops or were handed down to me. My home and energy emissions was lower than the average because my house does not have air conditioning and we do not use the heater or fans very often. my family also tries to conserve energy and recycle as much as we can. Overall, i am generally happy with my results but there is always room for improvement.
Hello my name is Harvey Williams and I live in the United States. After taking a survey on C02 emmisions I was surprised to find that My carbon footprint is slightly larger then the nations average. I find this surprising because I am generally environmentally friendly. After Viewing my results I realized that i need to change my eating habits and try and eat more organic and whole foods.
Did anyone else get similar results?
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 Joy from Texas.Some basic needs are food, clothing and shelter. Some normal wants are phones, computers, and new models of these phones and computers. Our basic needs override all of our wants, yet people always want material things like an IPhone, laptop, shoes, or clothing.
At some point, I think a teenager needs a phone and laptop for more efficient communication between their parents and family and to get more work completed in a minimum amount of time. But I do not believe that a teenager should be getting the newest model of a phone just because they want it. I also don’t believe parents should buy their children the newest models of things that their children already have because that money can be used for other things that the family really need instead of wants.
I don’t think it is bad to want something. I just think it is bad when people always want something that does not pertain to their needs. Every once in a while, it is okay to go out shopping for something someone wants, but it is not okay when someone is always in want for something they do not need.
I live in the USA. I love it here and do my best to preserve it. However, when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, electronics that are “off the table” I find them very hard to cut back on. I use electronics to accomplish some necessities of my life. Since technology is advancing, more of today’s activities require the use of electronics. For example, my school requires every student to have their own personal laptop. It is the source of learning, and is needed to complete homework. The use of cellphones is needed for safety reasons. Cellphones are used in order to reach someone in case of an emergency. There are many instances in my life where my cellphone came in handy when I was in an urgent situation. I can cut down on resources by using these sources of power only when I need them. However, I find myself unwilling to do so. Not only do I use my laptop for school, but for entertainment purposes as well. I use it for social networking, listening to music, watching videos, surfing the web, etc. The use of my cellphone is not limited to only when there is an emergency. I also use it when I feel like talking to someone, browsing the internet, and texting. I know that these actions of entertainment are not necessities, yet I feel like I cannot limit the use of electronics to only times when they are needed.