I am Eric from the USA. After taking this survey, i have come to realize that my rates of CO2 emission is much higher than the average person in my region in transportation and food, but however is much lower in uses at home and purchases I make. My transportation footprint is 4663 kg while my food footprint is 4701 kg. I have come to the thought thought I should find different and more effective ways to transport myself to where I need to get, such as carpooling.
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Living in Texas you know its winter when you go to school bundled in sweatshirts and fuzzy socks. Now I know that 60 degrees Fahrenheit might not seem like much to those of you who live in constant cold climates but here in Texas it’s a big deal. Now in the winter season I want to be nice and warm. Doing this requires using a heater which can greatly increase your carbon footprint. This parlays into using the air conditioning when its hot in the summer. Both use a lot of energy and can be quite costly. That’s why in the winter I always make sure I have a good supply of warm clothing and blankets. Also if you have a fireplace that isn’t a gas fireplace (because they use a lot of energy) then you should really use that. I have found that my fireplace can defintely warm up a whole room and sometimes quicker than my heating system. Now when it is hot outside and you need to cool off try to use a small fan if you have one. You could also make a cool refreshing drink which i have found can always cool me off. Anyway the main point is to find ways to reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the energy use in your house. If you have other tips on saving energy please comment and share!
Hello, I’m from the USA. My carbon footprint is 9980 kg, which is pretty good compared to the 9727 kg footprint of an average person in my region. The one thing I can’t cut back on and that is “off the table”, is the amount of traveling I do by car. I have to drive a lot of places for softball tournaments all over California, and sometimes even into Nevada and Arizona. Softball is my passion and I play very competitively. Even though I can’t cut back on the amount of traveling I do, I should probably try to carpool with my team mates more.
One major way my family and i could reduce our carbon footprint is by using the air conditioning less in the summer and the heater less in the winter. If we opened windows in the summer to cool the house naturally and slept with extra blankets in the winter, this would reduce our carbon footprint by a substancial amount. Also, we could lower our footprint by using less plastic water bottles and start using only reusable ones. The same could also be done with grocery bags.
hello, I’m from the USA. I predicted that my carbon footprint would be about the same as the average person in my region and I was correct! I travel a lot for softball which is why my transportation footprint is my highest category at 3637 kg. However, I am pretty environmentally conscious in the other aspects of my life. My home and purchases categories were way lower than the average for my region, so I’m happy about that. I think if all us students make an effort, we could really reduce our carbon footprint.
hi, im john from the USA. After taking the survey i realized that my very high amount of transportation i use puts me way above average as a carbon consumer. If i cut down the amount of miles i drive in a car and use a non-motorized alternative i can drastically reduce my carbon footprint and help improve the environment.
Founders of cities may find it challenging to properly plan and achieve their goals when setting up a sustainable organization, especially in urban cities. You may ask yourself, “What can my community do to increase the responsibility, actions, and opportunities to make a city green?” It’s simple. We all need to work together. If we all work together everyday to help our economic, cultural, and daily lives, then we can all come together to make a change in our cities and how they affect the atmosphere. Living in a very populated city, we could all start by walking or biking anywhere that we can. If this doesn’t work for you, then you can make a carpool with someone instead of individually polluting the Earth. Another thing that majorly affects our city is electricity. We should start our journey of change by starting with the little things. We should immediately unplug that cell phone when it’s finished charging. We could also turn off the lights when we aren’t using them. If everyone takes part then who knows? Maybe our cities may turn to solar power!
Our ideal city is a place where we want to live; it’s a place of choice. Many may think these changes are insignificant, but if we come together and make a change then think of the many lives you may be saving in the future! We have the ability to make our world a better place. The only necessity we need is to become motivated to help our Earth, the same place our descendents will live. They are our future. They will be affected by the choices that we make.
Hello, my name is Evan and I am from America. Americans use the most energy in the world and I am ashamed to be a part of that. I feel like we can easily reduce the energy we use by taking small steps to achieve it. For example, using less electronics or taking shorter showers can greatly reduce energy use if we work as a whole. Of course, we must work together and collaborate in order to reduce energy we use and lower the amount of pollution we produce. If everyone takes these small steps we can be successful in reaching a healthier earth.
Hi I am Rebecca from the United States and my carbon footprint results were lower than average person of my area. I am not surprised that my footprint was better than the average person as my family is very environmentally friendly. Even though I travel a lot for tennis, which made my transportation footprint above average, my other categories were below average. My families recycles and uses reusable bottles, and has an eco-friendly hybrid car in order to reduce pollution. I can reduce my transportation carbon output by carpooling more as well as driving the hybrid car more than our gas guzzling car.
Transportation: 3128 kg 2257kg
Home: 2989kg 3757kg
Food: 1654kg 2223kg
Purchases: 213kg 1199kg
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.