I am from Lithuania and my carbon foot print is higher than the average in my country. To be honest, I can’t believe that it is true, because my family and I are environmentally friendly. However, we decided to change our life style, to reduce our carbon print.
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I don’t think a better system than recycling and reusing can be developed. Recycling is a great way to make new things from used materials. Recycling might cost more and take more time but it keeps valuable materials out of landfills. The earth only has so many resources and we should conserve them for future generations. Repurposing is also a great way to reuse items that you have. Some companies make amazing and innovational things from recycled materials. I have seen things from book bags to seat covers that were made from simple things like grocery bags. I don’t think there is anything wrong with putting items that you’re not going to use anymore in the recycling bin. When I put things in the recycling I know there is a good chance that it will be used to make something else.
Hello, my name is Trey and i live in South Carolina. After taking the carbon footprint test I realized how high my impact was on the environment compared to others. I’ve realized how just one person can make a huge change to the world just by cutting back on simple things
(driving, eating, etc.) and learn how to do them in a way that is good for the environment. My biggest impact was food, and even though I am a big eater of meat I know how i can cut back and learn how to eat efficiently to help lower my impact.
Hey, my name is Harrison Brooks and I live in Clover South Carolina (practically the middle of no where). After completing my carbon footprint the first thing i noticed was how my food impact was way above average. Now, I really love food and eating meat is something i do in mass at almost every meal i have. I know having a ‘meat-less Monday’ would improve things a lot, but honestly its going to be very hard. What I’m going to try to do at first is start with a meatless meal for Monday. Then as my body becomes more accustomed to it, I can progressively build up the meat-less meals I have.
I’m from the Unites States and my carbon footprint is actually lower than the average persons. I do eat a lot of meat though. I have some type of meat almost every night for dinner. Even though my footprint is lower than average i could probably lower it even more by eating less meat and cutting out meat one night per week.
When I got my carbon footprints back I was shocked to discover that the majority of my CO2 emissions came from food. Four meals out of my seven meals consist of meat; so to discover that meat is a large sum of the CO2 that I personally produce shocked me. I have also just found out that most meat will now give me acid reflux. In a strange way having acid reflux has made me cut down the consumption of meat I eat. I am not saying everyone should get acid reflux, but I am saying that is possible to eat less meat in order to cut down our CO2 emissions. In my hometown, we do not have a local garden, but our class is working to make one at the High School. I believe that our community would use the local garden, which would in turn help our environment. The only problem with the garden is the size, if it were to feed just half of our community the garden would have to be double the size that it is now.
Hello from the USA!
My name is Quynh and i took the carbon footprint test, comparing the my results to the average results of the carbon footprint, my result is about half of the average. Buttt that’s not the point, my results were still very high comparing to ones all over the world. The biggest category was my home. In a way, I can see how it was higher than the rest. To solve this, I can turn the lights off when exiting a room, turn fans on during the summer instead of blasting the air and/or even during winter, to wear more layers instead of increasing the temp in the house.
Hi, i though my carbon footprint was going to be lower than the average in Spain, however, it is higher. My carbon footprint was about 9700kgs. I’ve noticed that i got a lot of kgs on food. I think it is because i dont eat very healthy and i eat lots of meat. Also I got a lot of kgs at home, i think we could reduce this part just not using so much electronics and recycling more.
I thought that my carbon footprint was going to be higher than the average of my country, but in fact it is lower. That is because I don’t use so much transport as I usually go walking everywhere. However, my carbon footprint is still higher than the worldwide average, and I think I should try to reduce it and be more aware when it comes to recycling, using electronic devices, etc.