Hello, my carbon footprint is the average of my country and I think that everybody should try to make it lower doing things that for example recycling at home as much as you can, switching off each aparate when you are not using it, using public transport instead of individual transport and don’t buying things which are made from long distances, because the petrol for the transport is very polluting.
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I look at my carbon footprint, and it was definitely higher than I expected because I do think about things such as recycling and turning off lights. But I wasn’t aware of what is considered to reduce emissions into the environment. I started thinking about what could be done for a better tomorrow and come to these things: in a house we could replace light bulbs with energy saving bulbs. In order to save energy we could use solar panels. Even if in the house is sometimes cold, I can wear another sweater, and so on.
However, I do also have some positive things: We collect rainwater and with it we water garden, wash cars and sometimes flush the toilet.
We have a garden and we make organic food. We do not use artificial pesticides but we use natural compost. When we go shopping we always take a bag with us.
I believe that every individual has something to contribute to the reduction of pollution and we can start today.
It´s fairly easy to repurpose things, especially cartons of milk, or something of the sorts, with a carton of milk (without the milk) you can actually create your own wallet, which you can add layers upon layers of more space to use if you have many cards to put in it.
People talk about lazy and that we want as much comfort as we can, and I couldn’t agree more. I live in Iceland and since I live only 15 minutes walk from my school, work and every entertainment I want, it’s a bit silly to use the car most of the time. I always have an excuse to not walk, like the weather is not so good, it’s cold and rainy, which it is most of the time in Iceland. But that shouldn’t stop me from walking or taking the bike. I just think it so sad how lazy the world has become and how the nature has to suffer for it.
We have been working on ecological issues. We calculated our carbon footprint. My own results were high, because I use a lot of electricity. So, I decided to reduce my electrical consumption, and generally my carbon footprint and I suggest you, to do the same.
This year we took part in a project which was about ecological footprint. We had the chance to learn many things about this subject and finally we got the results about our personal ecological footprint. Finally, ecological footprint is a very important and interesting issue in which everybody can occupy with it. We suggest you to take part in this project because it is really good for you to know your personal ecological footprint, because this way you will know how to march in your life. This way, your life, our life and everybody’s life will be better after a while.
Hello!This year,in a school lesson we concerned ourselves with a very essential subject;ecological footprint. We filled out a questionnaire to measure out=r own, and as a result I found out that I need to be careful with transportation, which was a quite big number. This is because I live in a village which is quite far away from my school and I have to take the bus every day.IT would be a nice idea to do car pulling with others, and help the environment!
I’m from Iceland and I really want to know how people in other countries heat their houses. How do you heat your house? In Iceland, we use water to heat our hoses. We are so lucky to have a lot of water underground. Also we have very clean water. We can turn on the water faucet and drink the water that comes out of it.
People today are more lazy than ever. Instead of reading books we watch TV, instead of sweeping the floor we use a vacuum cleaner and instead of walking or cycling to work/school we take a bus or our car. Some people that are reading this think “Not all people are lazy, I go to the gym all the time.” well, you’ll have to admit that sometimes you drive to work, school or even to the gym. Also you’re using a few electronic training equipment. Most of the time you listen to music while you’re training.
Just by turning off the TV and read books more, using candles than turning on the lights, sweeping the floor instead of using the vacuum, walk or cycle to work/school, we are minimizing our Carbon footprint by a lot.
To reuse is a very good thing because garbage is a big problem today. Garbage stations take a lot of land space so to decrease garbage you can reuse a many things. For an example to reuse clothing is very easy. If you don’t like some of clothes you can give them away to your friends and family or you can give them to the Red Cross. Poor kids in Africa could really use them. You can also make new clothes of your old ones.