I found that my transportation is very high due to the fact that I travel 50km to school in my pick up truck. I also found that around my house is very high does anyone have any suggestions?
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Hi, my name is Katie,
For my carbon footprint I did not except a specific number to have as my total carbon footprint. For my transportation: 715kg, Home: 34,006kg, Food: 2,991 and Purchases: 516kg. My highest section was home, for home I can try to recycle the best that I can, and lower the home section for my footprint. Shockingly, my purchases were lower then I expected them to be. Personally I thought that the total amount of money that I spend a year for clothes was a higher number. Food was lower than average, and finally for my transportation, I could try my best to bike or walk to shorter distance places instead of being driven there.
Hi my name is Onassis G. and I’m so exited to be doing an international project! I’m 14 years old and in 8th grade at AIM Academy. As a young teenager I thought my carbine footprint was going to be way higher then the average, but to my surprise I was just under the average to the people of Pennsylvania. The average person in Pennsylvania uses 20301 kg. My total turned out to only be 19936 kg. For transportation the average person in Pennsylvania uses 5337 kg. I use 8579, which is 3242 kg more then what I should be using. For home the average person in Pennsylvania uses 7841 kg. I only use 4735 kg, which is 3106 kg less, then the average person in Pennsylvania. For food the average person in Pennsylvania uses 4638 kg. I use 6222 kg, which is over the average by 1584 kg. For purchases the average person in Pennsylvania uses 2486 kg. I got 401 kg, which is 2085 kg under the average. I hope that I by seeing everyone’s post they can help me lower my score some more to help save our environment!
My name is davide cervelli, I’m 16 years old, I’m a student at IIS Meneghini Secondary School in Edolo, a small town in the north of Italy. My total carbon footprint is 8068 kg of CO₂ per year, in italy the average footprint is 8181 kg. In my house there aren’t any solar panels and for the electricity I use idroeletric energy. I always walk to school.
The home is 4136 because the reason is that in winter it is very cold and I use a lot ot woods for heat.
Hi my name is Molly and my total Carbon Footprint was 19750kg. For transportation I got 6870kg, for Home I got 8610kg, for food I got 3455kg, and finally for purchases I got 815kg. I was surprised that my total was under the average for Pennsylvania. The thing that I was most surprised at though was my purchases. I thought that I buy a lot but I guess not! My average purchase compared to other in my region were no where near the same! I think that one way I could lower my transportation is if I walked or biked to some of the places I go to since they aren’t far at all.
My Name is Arman M and my total footprint is 22693 kg of co2. Transportation is 11321 kg and its about 5000 kg more than the average. Home is 9176 kg and more than 2000 kg more than the average. Food is 1678 kg and almost 3000 kg less than the average. Purchases are 518 kg and almost 2000 kg less than the average. The total average for Pennsylvania is 20301 and it is over than the average. I wasn’t that surprise it was more than the average but I was more surprise it was 2392 kg more than the average. I thought it would be little bit over by 200 kg to 1000 kg more. I think that I don’t travel as much as other people but my travel number is 11321 is about 5000 more than the average. And the same thing happens with the house as the travel for kg co2 for being way more than average and not being about the same average. I think that I should lower the house and the traveling kg co2 to help the environment.
Hello my Name is Oliver B my carbon footprint was 13,014 for Transportation 3,303 for Home 5,200 for Food 590 for Purchase. I was way over for Transportation and really under for purchases the others were about the same. I wasn’t really surprised that my transportation was high because I travel so much everyday. I was really surprised that my Home and Food were lower than the average. I should try to go less places to bring down my transportation this would lower my carbon footprint.
Hello;). My name is Sylwia. I’m from Poland. My total footprint is 9707 kg of CO2 per year. My result is higher than the average from Poland. My position compared to the class one is higher.
“Food” category is the lowest. I eat like a bird ;). “Home” category is the higher, bacause I use electronic equipment many hours a day. I can sort my rubbish and i can turn off my computer when I sleep to lower my carbon footprint. I will be taking long bath, beacuse i like that;).
Hi, I’m Karlo L, and I live in Croatia, Europe. I’m 16 years old and I’m really glad I participate in this interesting challenge. I have calculated my footprint and I found out that the total amount I release in atmosphere is 9094 kg of CO₂ per year. That is 3000 kg higher than the average in my area. The half of my total amount of CO₂ I release is at home. I decided to turn of my TV and computer more often and to replace some ordinary light bulbs with CFL ones. I’ll also try to reuse and recycle some paper and plastic bottles. I will try to print and write on both sides of the paper whenever its possible.
I was really surprised my carbon footprint was so high. I thought it will be about the same as the average in my country. I’m only happy that my Transportation categoy is low, but that’s mostly because I live cose to school and the center of town.
I’m looking forward to reading your posts and comments and I’m open to any kind of advice or critcism.
Hello! My name is Tomek. I am from Poland. My total footprint is 11710 kg CO2 per year.
My result is higher than the average for Poland. In my class total footprint result is 7677 kg CO₂ so my results is higher. My highest score is in category “home” because my house is big and We uses a lot of water and light. My lowest score is in category “purchases”. I am not surprised. I must turn off the light by lowering my carbon footprint. I’ll be watching a lot of TV and play on the computer because I like it.