Hello! my name is Andrea and i live in Italy.
My total carbon footprint is 9057kg of CO₂ per year, in italy the average footprint is 8181 kg. I haven’t got any solar panels and for the electricity i use hydroeletric energy because i live in the mountain near an hydroelectric power plant. I always go to school by bus because i live 15 km from school. The highest category is Home with 5564 kg because i live in the mountain and I keep the heating on for most of the year. A solution could be to use renewable energy such as solar panels to reduce energy consumation and costs, the problem is that their cost is very high and the government should encourage their installation.
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Hello! my name is Andrea and i live in Italy.
Hello, my name is Franco, I live in a small village in the mountain in Italy. my carbon footprint is 18116 lb of CO2 , the average of Italy 18037 lb,I have 6880 lb in home category, it is higher than my region but I have only 831 lb in the Purchase category.
my home category is higher becouse I live in a very cold village and I burn a lot of wood.
I have 6282 lb in food category
I have 4123 lb in trasportation category
Do you have advice?
Hi guys! My name is Matteo, I live in a small country in the north of Italy. My total carbon footprint is 5937kg of CO2 per year,in Italy the average footprint is 8181kg. my results are:
Transportation: 814 kg less than my region
Home: 3715 kg higher than my region because I live in mountain and the temperature is cold.
Food: 1016 kg less than my region
Purchases: 391 less than my region
My name is Carlo, I’m from the north of Italy.
To respect the environment does not need much; enough, pears example, change the light bulbs in our house with energy saving light bulbs, increase the insulation of the house and introduce new sources of energy such as solar panels or geothermal energy. In our area the environmental impact is very high, however, is trying to introduce renewable energy.
Hi! My name is Elisa and I live in the North of Italy. I have calculated my footprint recently and the results are the following:
Transportation: 1160 kg
Home: 2539 kg
Food: 1238 kg
Purchases: 294 kg
Transportation are lower than the average of my country but as I live in a little village in the mountain, I always have to take a coach or a car to go to school, to go shopping and to go out with my friends.
My home footprint is higher than the average of Italy. The reason is that in winter it is very cold so I must often use heating in my house.
Food is lower than average of Italy because I don’t eat a lot of meat and I prefer vegetables. In fact I have a garden where I grow them.
Purchases aren’t high because I don’t often go shopping because the shops are quite far from my house.
Hi! my name is Mattia, I live in the north of Italy.
My total carbon footprint is 9324kg of CO₂ per year, in italy the average footprint is 8181 kg. In my house there aren’t any solar panels; for the electricity i use idroeletric energy. I always take bus to get to school . The highest category is Home with 6567 kg because i keep the heating on for 8 months per year. I think i will use solar panels in the future to reduce carbon emission and save cost.
Hi! My name is Daria. I’m from Poland and I’m 17. My total footprint is 5713 kg of CO2 per year. In my country the average use is 6526 kg. My result is below average but I thought it will be higher. The majority of my footprint came from the Home. This result is very big because I use the heater 6 months per year and coal to heating. Other results are similar to the average and I am happy for that reason.
Hello! My name is Nour Fahmy, I am from Cairo, Egypt, and I go to the American International School in Egypt. My carbon footprint is 11546 kg CO2 per year, making it above the average CO2 produced by an average Egyptian, which is 3352 kg. I was shocked to have seen such a number because I thought that my carbon footprint would be lower than an average citizen’s. To know that a 15 year old produces so much CO2 per year is devastating for me. While going through the survey I realized that I did many things that contributed to increasing my carbon footprint. For example, I did not think that by leaving the air conditioning on all night for 4 months was going to impact my carbon footprint at all because it’s only 4 months out of 12. However, I proved myself wrong. Something else that greatly contributed to my carbon footprint increasing was that I never go anywhere on my bicycle or by walking; I always go by car. Regardless of the fact that I live 5 minutes away from school, my mom still drives me there everyday. Nonetheless, I do carpool every school day; my two cousins, my sister, and I have my mom take us to school. It makes more sense to me than having my aunt and two cousins coming in a car and my sister, mom, and I in another, especially since we are neighbors.
However, inorder to reduce my carbon footprint I will try to open the window at night in my room when the weather is nice. In addition, it won’t be hard to walk to and from school everyday since my house is close. I can also buy trees and plant them wherever I can; I will ask everyone who’s willing to make Egypt a green place for everyone to live in, to help me out.
The planet we live on deserves better than this!
Hi! My name is Mile and I’m from Croatia. This is my first time to participate in project like this. At the beginning of this survey I thought that my footprint would be about the same as average footprint in Croatia and in the whole world. Basically I thought that Croatia is in world average but I was negatively suprised when I realised that average person in Croatia produces about 2000kg of carbon dioxide more than average person in the world. On the other side, I was pleasantly suprised to see that my footprint is a little bit under average in Croatia or 5332kg of carbon dioxide per year. I only have higher production of carbon dioxide in Home Energy category and I’m pretty aware of that. Sometimes I can be really inattentive with lights or water. Despite my footprint is lower in other categories I will do my best to reduce production of carbon dioxide. Everyone should be aware of these modern world problems and do their best to solve them because our Earth deserves it !
Hello my name is Manal Ahmed. I was born and I am living in Cairo, Egypt. My carbon footprint is 26826; it is 3.7 times higher then my country’s average. My number is greatly higher then the average of a regular Egyptian citizen. I was greatly surprised by that; even my classmates were surprised from my number. I couldn’t believe I waste myself as much as four Egyptians citizen do. We live in the same country so why is the difference that big? I was ashamed and kind off concerned about the number wondering how were they calculating to get and from where did this huge number come from compared to my countries average. After I had thought about it, I realized that I do waste a lot of Carbon Dioxide. As lessons I learned many things, first I learned that I waste a lot of carbon and that my country doesn’t waste that much of carbon compared to other countries in the world. The scale of the carbon footprint worldwide shows that my countries average is not that high. I am actually proud that my country doesn’t really release that much of carbon dioxide. Secondly, I learned that it is possible to calculate a person carbon footprint in only less then 15 min, while I thought it would take more time and energy for you to be able to calculate it. During my survey I learned that the mass of a house can greatly increase your carbon footprint and also flying with airplanes from one place to another can effect greatly on the carbon footprint. There are many actions I can do to reduce my carbon dioxide I release each year, however I will sate some of the actions I can do. For transportations, I can take the shortcuts to school, in order to decrease the amount of distance I use. I can also try to go out less in the weekends and also try not to drive a car when there is only one or two person in it and try taking other people with you to reduce the amount of car drives. For home energy, I can use the white light bulb that doesn’t waste electricity as colorful lights. Decrease the amount of light bulb in the house, and close the lights when I am out or going out of a room. I should not leave my charger plugged; I should unplug it after I am done charging what I want to charge. I also should not leave my computer opened for a long time. On the same topic, I should not leave any electronic plugged exceeding its time limits to charge. For the air conditioners and heaters, I should close them while sleeping and try to reduce amount that I use in the house. I should try the best not to keep water running and trying overall to reduce the amount of any thing I am using in my house. I am really proud that I got to write in the International Carbon Footprint Discussion and I am greatly waiting forward for discussing and talking about the world and how can we reduce the carbon dioxide around us. I would like to make the world greener and working with each other.