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Miguel Mendoza, May 8, 2013

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.

Miguel Mendoza
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  • Omar Tageldin Omar Tageldin May 8, 2013
    I don't think you really need to modify your eating schedule that much. I think you should just try recycling your food containers and bottles. Those can then be reused to make new products without using as much carbon as the first time they were produced.
  • Nada Abdelatty Nada Abdelatty May 8, 2013
    Its great that your footprint was below average what is concerning is that you find it surprising. Energy Star is a great organization and I recommend you to switch to it. As food is your biggest number it think you shouldn't have to change your diet, however, what types of food you buy are also an important factor. This has to do with how much meat you eat and of course the packaging in factories will exhaust carbon dioxide gas. I suggest using more organic fruits and vegetables! Make sure you don't leave the water running, the lights on or the TV on! Good Luck
  • Daniel McArthur Daniel McArthur May 9, 2013
    Thats good that yours is lower than average that means that you are already helping the planet
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Mia Sambolec, May 8, 2013

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.

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Bailey Frye, May 8, 2013

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…..
Transportation: 2909
Home:12327
Food: 2965
Purchases:796

Bailey Frye
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  • Shelby Hart Shelby Hart May 8, 2013
    hah thats funny mine was surprisingly below average, and same with my transportaion, I thought that wouls at least be higher than the average person.
  • Hadi Abdel Latif Hadi Abdel Latif May 8, 2013
    I think its obvious. You should turn off all the lights you do not need or are not using. Also, leaving mobile, laptop and other chargers in there sockets (even if you are not charging any devices) really eats up a lot energy, so I suggest unplugging them when you are not using. Also, if you live in an area where the weather is okay enough for you to turn the AC off at night you should. I understand however that some areas are too hot to do so.
  • Omar Tageldin Omar Tageldin May 8, 2013
    I think you can really decrease your carbon footprint if you unplugged your devices if they're not in use since they are always using a small amount of energy to remain powered. Furthermore, turning off your lights would really help your carbon footprint and if its really necessary to keep your lights on then I would advise you use CFL light bulbs.
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Eric Wiggins, May 8, 2013

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.

Eric Wiggins
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  • Sara Elmessiry Sara Elmessiry May 8, 2013
    It's great that your carbon footprint is below average, however there's always room for improvement. Reducing your shower time is a good idea, but as a teenager it's understandable if you enjoy long and relaxing showers because they give you a chance to calm down. A simpler alternative to reduce your water waste would be to limit the little actions that go a long way! The next time you help your mom out in the kitchen, offer to wash the dishes- minimizing your water usage! Also, brushing your teeth with the faucet running constitutes for major water loss, so turning it off while your brushing those pearly whites is super effective!
  • Omar Tageldin Omar Tageldin May 8, 2013
    I think you should still be proud of your carbon footprint. I would advise you try recycling all of your unwanted food products and substances. You are right though, leaving your lights on probably does significantly affect your carbon footprint which can be changed by the click of a switch. I would also advise you unplugged your electronics that aren't in use. That can also lower your carbon footprint. I hope you'll benefit from this advise.
  • Daniel McArthur Daniel McArthur May 9, 2013
    That is good if you under average than you shouldn't adjust it much
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Ramy Abul-Ata, May 8, 2013

Hello, my name is Ramy, I come from Cairo, Egypt. I am half Egyptian and half Dutch and i go to the American International School in Cairo. My Carbon Footprint unfortunately was a lot above average, almost three times the average in Egypt. When I first found my Carbon Footprint I was very surprised at the amount of carbon I produce every year. I was very disturbed by the extent that I contribute to the Carbon released into the atmosphere yearly. I learned that although I think I am living quite a “green” lifestyle my carbon records are far from where I want them to be. I learned that most of my Carbon Footprint is made up of transportation. I think this is due to the fact that I live quite far from all my usual destinations. Therefore from now on I could carpool more or use public transportation more in order to reduce my CF. Also instead of travelling by plane during my vacations I could try to stick to more local destinations.

Ramy Abul-Ata
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joey deberardino, May 8, 2013

My Name is Joey DeBerardino, I live in Mooresville, North Carolina, U.S.A. I am 15 years old. My carbon footprint is 19,210. It was below average. The biggest part of my carbon footprint was home. I was surprised with how high my carbon footprint was. My results were not what I expected. To reduce this I will turn off lights when we are not using them.

joey deberardino
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  • Hadi Abdel Latif Hadi Abdel Latif May 8, 2013
    You should also consider switching to CFL light bulbs if you have not already. They'l really a cheap and effective way of reducing your energy consumption. Also, you should unplug your chargers even when you are not charging anything. A lot of people might not realize that keeping the chargers in the socket eve when not charging can still consume a lot of energy. I also recommend charging all your devices in advance before you go to sleep so that you do not have to keep them on the whole night. Take these steps and you'll soon be able to decrease your overall carbon footprint.
  • Natalia M-Poland Natalia M-Poland May 11, 2013
    Hi.You should use the of energy saving bulbs. A simple way to save electricity is also mounted spot light sources. When you read a book, watch TV or work at a computer you do not need a strong overhead lighting.

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Elizabeth Strange, May 8, 2013

Elizabeth Strange
North Carolina
15
My Carbon footprint was lower than i thought it would be, my total was 9921, the majority was the things in my home.
I thought the total would be higher, and i should start taking shorter showers and turn off lights that i don’t use, and unplug things.

Elizabeth Strange
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  • Shelby Hart Shelby Hart May 8, 2013
    I surprisingly only take like 7 minute showers, no more than 10 minutes. I dont like to be in there too long unless im washing my hair or something. Plus i have to get ready for school and get my coffee, but i only get that on Tuesdays hah.
  • Nehal Ali Nehal Ali May 8, 2013
    Good Job on keeping your carbon footprint below average! Although making it even lower can help your environment even more. Instead of only turning off lights and unplugging things, make sure you try your best to recycle things in your home, because that definitely adds on to your carbon footprint. Just next time you see anything recycleable- tin, aluminum, glass, foil, just recycle it, trust me it might not be a big difference to you, but it will be a big difference to the enviroment.
  • Yosr Abdel Bary Yosr Abdel Bary May 8, 2013
    I encourage you to keep going with keeping your carbon footprint below average, but I think what would be very useful with your case is if you made sure that all lights are off in your house before going to sleep, making sure that you don't keep the water running while brushing your teeth and to give your Wi-Fi a break once in a while and turn it off before sleeping so that your Carbon Footprint remains below average. Good job by the way
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Jeremy Hallman, May 8, 2013

Hi my name is Jeremy i live in North Carolina mooresville my carbon footprint was 14,123 transportation 1137 home 8,154 food 2,139 purchases 3,000 my home and my family keep the light on in our house a lot sometimes my family members when we walk out of our house we don’t turn off the TV another is long showers

Jeremy Hallman
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  • Sara Elmessiry Sara Elmessiry May 9, 2013
    Hey Jeremy! Maybe you should consider installing censors on your lights at home, so that whenever the device picks up human movement, they automatically switch on. Just as when there hasn't been movement in a while, the lights will switch off alone! About the TV, consider setting up a timer. If you're one of those people who likes to fall asleep while watching TV, then adjust the timer within your TV to automatically turn off at a certain time you're sure you'd be asleep. Limiting your shower time is also a great way to reduce water wastage, but we still gotta get clean! :)

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Desio Henry, May 8, 2013

My names id DeSio Henry and I am 16 years old. I live in Mooresville, North Carolina. My carbon footprint calculations were a little above average at 17314. I was kinda surprised that it was over because I didn’t think I did much. My biggest part of my footprint was the transportation. For the future I would try to stop the excessive driving and try to be more responsible on what I’m doing.

Desio Henry
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  • Bilal Foum Bilal Foum May 8, 2013
    Transportation is a big part of many people's carbon footprints. there are many ways to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide you release through transportation. Maybe you could carpool with a person whose going to the same place as you. Maybe you could use a different type of gas that might be more expensive but might be also more 'Green'. Those two options would help a lot.
  • Nada Abdelatty Nada Abdelatty May 8, 2013
    I think it's normal that your footprint is higher then the average and its great that it's almost balanced however the transportation section has a huge impact on your footprint. Driving is necessary for everyone to get to their desired destinations, however it always leads to polluted air. If its in your budget maybe you could try getting an electric car which uses a rechargeable battery but if that isn't possible you could always use the vast public transportation opportunities in the United States :)
  • Sara Elmessiry Sara Elmessiry May 9, 2013
    Hey there, Desio! Don't be too ashamed of your carbon footprint, we've all got a chance to change our lifestyle for the better. Do you go to school within your district? If so, a great and simple way to reduce your carbon dioxide output by means of transportation would be to ride a bike or even walk to school! You'd be shooting two birds with one stone this way cause you'd be exercising while at the same time doing Mother Earth a favor! And if that still won't work out for you, carpool with a friend! Enjoy a ride with your buddies while still taking care of the environment. :)

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Liz Williams, May 8, 2013

My name is Liz Williams, I am 14 years old. I live in Mooresville, North Carolina. My carbon foot print is 9751 which is below average. My transportation is 573, it isn’t that high because i have never been on a plane. My home energy is 6678, that is high because we keep our lights on all the time. My food is 1833 i don’t think it is that high. My purchases are 667, i don’t really go shopping a lot so that’s why that one is pretty low. :)

Liz Williams
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  • Manal Ahmed Manal Ahmed May 8, 2013
    Liz, that is very impressive that your carbon footprint is below average and keep on doing what you are doing. However for home energy, you can reduce the amount of light in the house as well as devices and electronics. Keep up the good work, and trying working with the suggestions I gave you.
  • Daniel McArthur Daniel McArthur May 9, 2013
    WOW your carbon footprint is that low good job
  • Natalia M-Poland Natalia M-Poland May 11, 2013
    Hello. You should reduce electricity consumption, for example, turn off electrical appliances if you are not using. You should also use energy saving bulbs.
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