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greta gennari, May 16, 2013

Hello everyone. My name is Greta and I am Italian. I think by now we all have at least one phone and many other technological objects such as video games, computers…. In my opinion they are’nt necessary, but they are becoming affected. We should learn to think more about what we really need not always what we want at all costs. It is also true that today the mobile phone is a need because it is easier to keep in touch with the people and also the presence of the internet on the phone is a good thing because it gives you the opportunity to be connected with the world at any time of the day. What I mean is that we don’t keep a cell phone and change it only when it breaks but now we change it according to the new trend and fashion.

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Christine Yan, May 15, 2013

I think getting the latest technology is a want, not a need, unless for example your old phone or mp3 player etc. don’t work anymore! If they still work you shouldn’t be getting new stuff when it’s not necessary. Although I have to say the newer the technology is the more eco-friendly it tends to be (Energy star, etc.)

Christine Yan
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  • francesca francy francesca francy May 16, 2013
    Hi Christine! I totally agree with you on wanting the latest generations about technology, the problem is that few people think like us.
    Francesca! ;)

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Sam f, May 15, 2013

Hi my name is Sam Fishman and I live in Philly. My total carbon footprint was 12770kg co2 per year. Also my total transportation was 3830kg. My home percentage was 3657kg. Then my food was 4739kg. Concluding, my purchases was 545kg.

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  • mattia bressanelli mattia bressanelli May 16, 2013
    Hi Sam. I'm Mattia and I live in Italy. I think that your total transportation is high. To reduce it I suggest you to use the bike for example or divide the machine with some other person so as to reduce pollution.
  • Sam f Sam f May 16, 2013
    This is a great suggestion but if I were to bike to school I would have to wake up 5:00am in the morning, and class starts at 8:10am. Although I do bike and skateboard on the weekends, but thank you for the suggestion.

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Anthony Cortes, May 15, 2013

my carbon footprint was around 8,000 and the majority of it was transportation, but I can’t really change any of my transportation because the activities I’m in require traveling long distances. So basically 75% of my carbon footprint is under the table.

Anthony Cortes
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  • Liz  M-USA Liz M-USA May 16, 2013
    Most of my footprint is off the table too, Anthony.

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Raphael R, May 15, 2013

Hello, my name is Raphael, I am form Philadelphia, PA. Its Located in America near New York. I am 14 years old. My total Carbon foot was 17548 kg per year. My home was 35540 kg and my food was 7737 kg. My purchases was 920 kg.

Raphael R
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  • Dimitrios Theodoridis Dimitrios Theodoridis May 15, 2013
    Change your food habits. Being a vegetarian is a good start. Also, try to save energy in your home by using energy bulbs, solar panels.
  • Aziz T-Italy Aziz T-Italy May 16, 2013
    Hello Raphael! I think your total carbon footprint is very high you should look for alternatives to reduce CO2 emissions.

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MIchele Baretto, May 15, 2013

Hello my name in Michele I’m from Italy and I’m from Italy and I’m 17. My total footprint is 39484 kg/CO2 per year. Don’t worry this is higher compared to the average Italian footprint because I live in a hotel. My home footprint is higher than my Region because I live in a mountain hotel and I use a lot of fossil fuels for heating because it is cold six months per year and we use a lot of woods. A possible solution is to change fossil fuels for heating system with another eco-sustainable energy, for example solar energy and hydropower.

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  • Camille Ann Casal Camille Ann Casal May 15, 2013
    Hello my name is Camille and I am from California. My carbon footprint was bellow the average in my country. I found it quite surprising because I am quite a busy person. I am hardly at home because of school and the many activities I have throughout the week. But luckily the car that my father drives is a hybrid. A hybrid car alternates the use of the car battery and gas. So it does not take up a lot of gas like most cars do. In my house, my father wants to save money on the electricity bill so he keeps the house around 70 degrees farenhiet throughout the year. The one thing I have to work on is taking a shorter shower. My showers last about 10-30 minutes.

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Mattia F, May 15, 2013

Hi! I’m Mattia and I live in Cedegolo, Italy.
In this time, lots of teenagers, buy a new mobile, every year. I also would like to buy the last Apple’s smart phone but it is needlees because I’ve a mobile that works. I know that I-phone 5 is more trendy but why buy a new telephone? Besides I-phone 5 costs a lot of money and I think that it isn’t correctly to spend lots of money to buy a new mobile. One solution can be to buy a new mobile every two or three years and also if it isn’t the last model.

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matteo rodondi, May 15, 2013

The technology is definitely both a desire and a need. The technology makes life much easier and communication, but the desire to have the latest technology is definitely more of a want than a necessity. If someone already has a phone or a computer, there is no real need to get the latest gadget, because what he or she should be good enough. to avoid you could not keep buying new models of mobile phones.

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  • Christine Yan Christine Yan May 15, 2013
    If companies didn't release new models so often people would not necessarily be 'needing' this newer technology, so yeah people have to avoid being tempted by the new models.

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Marco Bondioni, May 15, 2013

Hi, my name is Marco. I’m 17. I live in a small village in the Alps. I calculated my footprint and I got the following results.

You: Your Region:
Transportation: 2523 kg 1948 kg
Home: 5670 kg 1913 kg
Food: 4141 kg 3002 kg
Purchases: 450 kg 1318 kg

Marco Bondioni
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Mattia F, May 15, 2013

Hi, I’m Mattia, I live in Italy. My carbon footprint about transportation is very high because in my town there aren’t a lot of public transportation; there aren’t many buses, there aren’t underground stations and there is just one train. I live in the mountain and I use heating six months a year. People in my town use to recycle. I use electric energy and natural gas in my house, I haven’t got any solar panels. All cars work by petrol fuel and they pollute a lot! The mountain is cleanest than city! Have you got any suggestions to decrease my carbon footprint?

Mattia F
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