Hey everyone, I’m Caitlyn Black from United States and I live in Pennsylvania. I never gave any thought to how much of an impact I have on the enviroment, it’s crazy how only one person, me, can have such a big effect. My total carbon footprint is 12, 030 (Transportation: 924 kg, Home: 9265 kg, Food: 1522, Purchases: 319). I feel bad, I feel like I’m taking advantage of the earth and everything it provides me and I want to change. I’m 17 years old and I got my first car a couple months ago. I feel as though any car that runs of gasoline is a waste of money, considering the fact that gas will be gone is about 30 years if we continue stealing it from the ground. I dont want to eat dairy as much, because of how many pollutants it puts into the air that we are breathing. It’s scary just knowing my own carbon footprint, but what about the people who have more than me? Even averaging everyone’s footprint and multiplying it by EVERYONE on the planet….that’s a lot of carbon and pollutants.
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Hey all, I’m Dylan from Doylestown, Pennsylvania! My footprint is significantly lower than the PA average - 8535 kg instead of the average of 20301 kg, but I’m still embarrassed by how high my own number is.
Comparing myself to averages of other countries, I see that my 8k kg of carbon usage is not anything low enough to brag about - in fact, it’s more something to be ashamed about. The fact that there are some classes in Europe who’s average is lower than my own number - not even just lower than the PA average - is absolutely something that makes me worry about us in the US.
My number is likely as low as it is because I purchase so little (330 kg usage) - I don’t care to shop often, and wear my clothes until they are unwearable from wear-and-tear. The biggest hit to my footprint is my home usage at 3912 kg, which is because a lot of my time at home is spent on the computer.
I’m interested how other countries manage to get their averages so low. I consider myself an environmental activist, yet i realize that I am hypcritical in consuming as much as I do. Is environmental friendliness actively pressed in classes with such low averages, or is it something that you do naturally? If naturally, do you think it’s because you were raised to be so friendly to the Earth? I wasn’t really raised to appreciate the planet, but I feel like doing so would mean I would be more actively green than I am now.
Hi I’m Caitlyn from the US and I recently calculated my carbon footprint. My results were 2581 for transportation, 5337 for my region, 12820 for my home, and the average for my region is 7841. For food my amount was 2205 and my region was 4638, and my purchases were 732 and my region was 2486.So overall my personal scores were all under the average scores from my region. My total was 18339 kg of CO₂ per year, the average of my region is 20301 kg for Pennsylvania, USA. There are many ways that I could potentially reduce my carbon footprint.
My name is Stephen. I live in Pennsylvania, USA. My carbon footprint is 9338 kg of CO2 per year which is about average for my area. For transportation my carbon output is 322 kg. For my house carbon output I have 3559 kg. For food carbon output I have 4857 kg. And for purchases I got 599 kg of carbon.
Climate change is caused by the use of fossil fuels,such as oil and coal.Mostly is human caused but we must remember that climate changes happened even before humans,so maybe human just light up the fire and caused new changes.Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have caused much of the observed increase in Earth’s temperatures in last few decades.In last 100 years this gasses increased for few times and this have significant influence on changes.So my conclusion is that climate change is mostly human caused and I sincerely hope that more people will include in protection of our planet.If you see plastic bags on the floor,don’t shame,pick you up and throw in the trash ;)
Hi again,my name is Martin and I live in Varazdin,Croatia.My total carbon footprint was 5553 kg of CO2.That’s less than the average Croatian.For transporation I use my bike and my legs,so I don’t produce carbon emission in that field.I am not a vegetarian,I eat meat and meat has a large carbon footprint.When I go in purchase I always use the same bag and no plastic bags which other people get in stores.This discussion showed me how to produce less carbon emission and I’m glad that I was bellow average in Croatia.It’s a great project and I think that people in this project will stimulate other people to join in this project and make the Earth a better place for living.Bye ;)
Hi, my name is Eliana and I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My total footprint is 11,271 kg of CO2 per year. That’s a lot less than the average Pennsylvanian who uses 20,301 kg but is still a lot more than the worldwide average 3,791 kg. For transportation I use 4,655 kg while the regions average is 5,337 kg. At home I use 4,952 kg of CO2 but the average Pennsylvanian uses 7,841 kg of CO2. With food my number is 1,168, which is a lot lower than the average 4,638 because I’m vegetarian and meat has a large Carbon footprint. Purchases are also a lot less my number is 496 kg and the average Pennsylvanian uses 2,486 kg. One area I can work to lower my carbon footprint is transportation by taking public transportation and driving less. Seeing what other people around the world are doing to lessen their carbon footprint is inspiring and will show me more ways I can in my daily life.
Hi, my name is Tziporah and I live in Philadelphia, PA. Based on my input, my total footprint is 17704 kg of CO₂ per year, compared to an average of 20301 kg for Pennsylvania, USA. I have 8381 kg for transportation. For home my I have 6315 kg. I have 1748 kg for food. For purchases I have 1261 kg. I think that my transportation score is so high because my mother’s car is not as energy efficient as other cars are. My home score is also high because I think that I leave appliances on and don’t unplug them. My food score is low because I am vegetarian and eat no meat. I think that my purchase score is high because I buy new things a lot of the time.
Hello, my name is Sam. I live in the USA in Pennsylvania. The school I go to is AIM Academy. The school is for dyslexia students. My carbon footprint is 33854 kg per year. The reason why I believe my footprint so high is because as a family we are not the most green but we are no really bad. My transportation footprint is 11294 kg. The reason why I believe it is so high is because I travel far to school almost everyday and I do not have a hybrid or an electric car. Here is my home footprint 17769 kg her is also my food 3975 kg and my home 816 kg. The reason why my footprint is so big is because in America we tend to use more then other countries so I was not surprised on my carbon footprint. A way I think I could make my footprint smaller is to get better at recycling.