Hi, my name is Agata. I am 17-years-old student from Rybnik. I learn in secondary school. My total footprint is 9798 kg of CO₂ per year (Poland: 6526 kg) this result is terrible! I try care about natural environment but unfortunately it doesn’t give effects which I expected. I think that this result is very big because I use coal to heating. This way isn’t the best way for environment. But in fact I haven’t affect on this thing. And second reason- I use bus or car every day and only once a week I go on foot. This project gave me to understand that the fate of the Earth is also in my hands so I will try protect environment more. I save water, segregate waste, use energy-saving bulbs but I will try do something else for example sometimes go to school on foot.
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Hi, my name is Nehal Ali and I live in Cairo, Egypt. My total Carbon Footprint reached an unfortunate, above average amount of 13595 kg. I happen to be very ashamed of this number, mostly because it’s a little more than 4 times the amount of the average Egyptian’s carbon footprint. I found taking the Carbon Footprint survey very useful because it made me aware of all the silly things that I do in my everyday life that actually ruins my environment. The amount of carbon for my transportation this year is a whopping 7738 kilograms, which I think is pretty high. I have realized that while taking the transportation aspect of this survey that I rarely go anywhere, without the use of a vehicle. I will try to change that by walking or even cycling to nearby places. Another above average part of my Carbon footprint is home. To be honest, I knew that this number would be a little over average, but I never expected it to be 2430 kilograms, when the average Egyptian would produce 533 kilograms of Carbon in the home section. I knew this number would be pretty high because quite often, I keep my TV on when I do not need it, I keep all my chargers plugged in even if my appliances are fully charged; and sometimes, I just take too long in the shower, which leads to an excessive use of water, which definitely contributed to my Carbon footprint being high. The other two categories, Food and Purchases, are both pretty good, I would honestly say. To decrease my overall carbon footprint I definitely need to watch what I keep plugged in, and if the appliance is not necessary to be plugged in, I will unplug it, and I will definitely watch how long I take a shower and make sure I do not take a long time in it. Also getting back to The Food and Purchases aspect of my Carbon Footprint I could take action and start buying from local grocers, instead of having food delivered from factories to my local supermarket, which could cause pollution. Also when I’m going shopping, I could easily take a tote bag with me to keep my purchases in there, instead of putting them in a lot of plastic bags, which big polluting factories had to make. Although if worse comes to worse, and I had to use plastic bags, I would do my best to remember to recycle them. I would gladly want to know if you have any suggestions for me on how to decrease my Carbon Footprint. Thanks for reading!
Hello! My name is Maja Begić and I live in Požega, Croatia. Like many participants, I have done this type of survey for the first time. When I started with Footprint Challenge I thought my footprint would be about the same as the average footprint of my region. I was really surprised afterwards. It is actually 1500 kg higher! I’ve really been amazed at how much carbon dioxide I produce in Home Energy category. From this point further I will pay more attention to devices which are turned on for no particular reason.
This survey has really changed my view of carbon dioxide emission problem and I’m very happy I took part because I would like to become more responsible global citizen. I think that my family will also try to reduce carbon dioxide emissions so we can save money and energy at the same time!
What about you? Have you already talked to your parents, schoolmates and teachers about the ISCFC? I think we should all join and do our best to alleviate our collective carbon footprint! Our planet definitely deserves it!
Hello, my name is Omar Tageldin and I live in Cairo, Egypt. I’m both embarrassed and ashamed to share the fact that my carbon footprint reached 17,005 kg of CO2 this year which is WAY above the Egyptian average. As I was completing the survey, I was astonished to see my carbon footprint rise to be four and even five times the size of the average Egyptian carbon footprint. In terms of transportation, I use up about 4,758 kg of CO2 per year. Considering Egypt’s average transportation carbon footprint, I REALLY need to cut down on my transportation. Although I can’t really help how much carbon I’m using for transportation since I do have to go to school every day, I can still attempt to ride my bike as much as possible during the weekend and holidays. I also found my home energy consumption to be off the charts. I actually consumed 9319 kg of CO2 this year! I couldn’t believe my eyes of course as soon as I saw my results but I guess I can reason with that number. After all, my whole family does have the habit of leaving almost all electronics either on on or standby. As I wandered my house, I also noticed that the majority of our light bulbs were the regular energy consuming- yellow light bulbs that most of us use. I guess it would really help if we used CFL light bulbs instead all around our house. Talking about electronics, my family does have an enormous amount of electronics and technology lying around the house. I’d imagine it took a lot of carbon to create all those products just for our pleasure. I’m also not the kind of person to organize the household’s garbage into plastic, glass, tin and organic substances/materials. This then increases our carbon footprint because many of the food containers and boxes we use probably won’t be suitable for recycling. I also found out that I eat way more than the average human which I found embarrassing. Concluding, I learned that there are many chances for us to be cleaner or “greener” people every day and everywhere. Me personally, as a student in AIS, can do a ton of things to cut down on my carbon footprint. For example. I could replace all the light bulbs in my house with CFL light bulbs. I can also get some bins and place them in the kitchen to organize the different things that can be recycled. Finally, I can also try to use my bike and feet more often rather than relying on a car or bus to take me everywhere. I hope I will really be able to live a better and cleaner lifestyle in the coming years. Feel free to add your feedback and suggestions and I’m open for all criticism. Thanks.
Hello, my name is Hadi Abdel Latif, I live in Cairo, Egypt. I’m honestly very embarrassed to say that my total carbon footprint was well above my country’s average Carbon Footprint. My Carbon Footprint is at a staggering 22270 kg of CO₂ per year compared to my country’s average of 3353 kg of CO₂. I honestly think this is mostly due to my frequent travel by plane more than 4 times a year to go visit my family in the U.A.E. Honestly there is nothing to do about this however my home energy consumption is very high. I can do simple things as switch the lights off when not using them, unplug the chargers when not using them, and not leave all my electronics to charge for hours through the night and charge them in advance. Also, I purchase many electronics and other products and neglect to recycle my containers. In fact, I rarely every recycle my boxes and other containers. I do however manage to recycle a lot of my plastic bags but the shear number of dairy products and other non-organic, processed food products I eat make up for it. I am prepared to switch to CFL lights, turn lights off when not needed, unplug chargers, turn off TV’s when not using them, buy more organic products, and compost my left over vegetables and fruit. Hopefully this will greatly reduce my Carbon Footprint and make my community and country a greener place. Hope to receive advice and will definitely take all your ideas into consideration. I have learned many things from this survey such as my total carbon footprint and the carbon footprint of each category (Transportation, Home, Food, Purchase). Hopefully by the end of next year I will be able to retake this survey, confident that my Carbon Footprint will be below or at average level for Egypt.
Hey, my name is Bilal, I live in Cairo, Egypt. My carbon footprint is way more than the average carbon footprint of Egypt. Before doing the survey I thought that my carbon footprint was going to be a bit over the average of my country, and then I noticed that the amount of carbon dioxide I release into the atmosphere through only my transport is almost as much as the overall average of carbon dioxide released in my country per person. I feel sort of ashamed that I, a 14 year old, am already polluting so much through ways that I never thought would really impact the atmosphere. My use of electricity is something i’m sure I can reduce. I constantly leave my TV on and leave chargers plugged in, even over night. I’m sure if I could avoid using excess electricity I could decrease my annual carbon footprint greatly.
Hello my name is Miguel Mendoza, I am 15 years old and I live in Mooresville, North Carolina. My carbon footprint surprisingly was a below average of 9066kg of C02 per year. Two biggest ones where food 3685kg and home 3500kg. The things I will do to lower these two is probably eat a little less and turning off power and switching to better eco friendly brands like energy star.
Personally, I am not a big fan of technology, but then again I use it a lot. Not because I like it, just because it became “a need”. I need to have all sorts of information available on the Internet because all of a sudden books are not enough. Also, it helps me with variety of things that are not related to school but to my personal life. It is quick and easy way of finding anything I am looking for, but the bad side of it is that not everything found on the Internet is correct.. What’s the deal with those new mobile phones, smartphones? I have one and I can tell you that nobody needs all of these apps that we have today. Mobile phone should just be used for easier communication with people, basically for calls and perhaps sending messages. With all those things we have today, I guess we are becoming stupid people with smart phones.. The thing with TV today is that we have too many channels, for example I have approximately 500 of them and I watch maybe 10 of all. Sometimes I can’t find anything on those 500 channels because of commercials or just boring stuff that shows at that moment. So, there you have it, the TV becomes useless. It can’t even fulfill his only purpose, to entertain. In the end, I’d like to say this: Yes, we obviously want to be swamped with technology and no, we don’t need it. It’s just that we evolved so much that technology became a need, when it’s actually not. We got used to technology and now we can’t live without it anymore.
Hi my name is Bailey I’m 14 years old and from the United States,
My total carbon foot print was 18997 kg of CO₂ per year. In America the average use is 15918 kg of CO₂ per year. I thought my average would be close to the average American but it was actually higher. I believe mine was higher because of our home uses. We do not usually turn lights off nor unplug things when they are not being used. The rest of my information is…..
Hello my name is Eric Wiggins. I am a 15 years old who lives in the United States. I am from Mooresville, North Carolina and I have recently calculated my carbon footprint.
My total carbon footprint is,13,242 kg of CO2 per year. My total footprint is below average, but I expected it to be higher. The majority of my footprint came from my house. This surprises me because I thought I did a good job of doing things to cut down on the power used. I will try to shorten my showers and turn off the lights as much as possible.