Patrycja P- Poland
Hi! I’m Patrycja and I’m 17 years old. I am from Poland and based on my input, my total footprint is 6255 kg of CO₂ per year, compared to an average of 6526 kg for Poland. It’s less than average for Poland but not a lot. I think it’s connected with my small village where I live. It is located 18 km from city and I must use a public transport to go to the town every day, so my average transportation carbon footprint is 1273 kg and in my region is 965 kg. But my food carbon footprint is 1588 kg and in my region is 2240 kg. It’s connected with no time for solid meal, because I’m a dancer and I also start a driving course, so I seldom eat in my home and often eat out. In home my carbon footprint is 3328 kg and in my region is 2858 kg. I didn’t expect that and I must change it for lower result.
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Hello everyone, my name is Alia El Sabrout and I’m from Egypt. My carbon footprint happens to be above my country’s average, since mine is 6281 kg and the average is 3352 kg. Regarding the amount of CO2 that I alone produce, I’d like to explain that a big part of it is because I live 24 km away from my school, so I travel 48 km a day. If it had not been for that, I believe my carbon footprint would have been very different. I also believe that a big contributor to my high level of carbon footprint released every year is due to the fact that Egypt is a very warm country, and thus, we use our air conditioners almost all the time for about 5 months. My house alone has 3-4 air conditioners turned on almost all the time those entire 5 months. Another contributor to my high carbon footprint is the fact that Egypt has not been yet a very big sponsor or fan of recycling campaigns. At my school, because it’s an international school, we do have recycling organizations, however, they do not recycle everything (public schools do not have those campaigns). So, I believe that is a main reason that my carbon footprint is at this level. Everything is used once and then that’s it. By doing this survey, I’ve learned that leading a healthy lifestyle does not only come from eating right, but it comes from living right. I have learned, by going through all the questions, reading each and every one of them, thinking about them, and analyzing my life as an Egyptian, that the international community expects so much of me, and a lot of those expectations I unfortunately am not working up to. It came to my surprise that people around the world sometimes take their own reusable bags and baskets to the grocery store. In Egypt, when I go grocery shopping with my family, we use about 12 new bags; we use about 12 new bags every weekend. I also came to realize that a very large section of the world use bikes to get to and from places, while Egypt depends mainly on polluting vehicles for transportation all the time. To reduce my annual carbon footprint, I will start out by buying a basket that I will try taking with me whenever I go grocery shopping. I will ask our principal to put baskets for each recyclable object that we don’t recycle yet at our school, such as glass and aluminum/tin. I will also try to narrow down the amount of air conditions turned on at the same as much as possible by sharing a room with any of my family members more frequently. The survey really has taught me a lot, and it stimulated my thinking on the topic. I want to decrease my carbon footprint, and having said so, I will work up to the expectations of the international community. I hope that next year, looking back at this year’s carbon footprint, while doing the survey again next year, I see a decrease in the level of CO2 I release for the sake of a cleaner Egypt, an unpolluted world, and a better future for us and for all of those generations that are yet to come.
Hello, my name is Natalia. I’m 18 years old. I live in Poland. I took part in this survey of the International Student Footprint Challenge and my total footprint is 4940 kg of CO₂ per year. By categories my totals are: transportation 636 kg, home 2610 kg, food 1631 kg, purchases 63 kg. In my country transportation 965 kg ,home 2858 kg, food 2240 kg, purchases 463 kg.
Hello everyone! My name is Grzegorz and I’m from Poland. My total carbon footprint is 5728kg of CO2 per year.
Transportation carbon footprint in my country is 965kg and my carbon footprint is about 290kg so in my opinion it’s good. :)
Home carbon footprint in my country is 2858kg and my carbon footprint is about 2390kg - a bit lower than average for Poland.
Food carbon footprint in my country is 2240kg and my carbon footprint is 2868kg it’s not good so I have to pay more attention to how much food I eat.
Purchases carbon footprint in my country is 463kg and my carbon footprint is 182kg so this is a good news.
Hello, my name is Sara El Kafrawy. I am from Cairo, Egypt and I go to the American International School in Egypt. First off, my carbon footprint was way above average, which I had never expected that. I can’t imagine the amount of carbon that is being produced throughout the whole world, if only a 15 year old can produce 8508 Kg per year. I really had no idea that every action I do on a daily basis could be a huge harm for the environment. It is sad to know and see your environment getting harmed in front of you, and it keeps getting worse each day. Therefore, I had been planning to take serious actions myself, and I strongly suggest that everyone tries to help as well. One of the things I will be doing is carpooling, which I have never done before, but if at least I carpool with my parents during the weekends, I’m sure that’s a bit helpful. Another thing that of course happens in all home is the enormous amount of electricity being used. Electricity is used at my house 24/7, therefore I started reducing the amount of lights I used, and decrease the hours I spend on watching TV. There are plenty of ideas people can come up with to help reduce their carbon footprint. This is a serious problem, and at some point it must come up to a stop. If we shouldn’t care about our own lives, then who should?
Hello! My name is Klara and I live in Požega, Croatia.
In the begginning of the survey I thought my carbon footprint will be a lot higher than the average person in my country. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished the challenge because my footprint was about 500 kg lower. I produce the most carbon dioxide in Home category. That result didin’t surprise me because I’m not really careful with turning off the lights and my family and I often leave appliances on or on standby without any reason.
This challenge really changed my view on pollution and CO2 emission problem.
Now when I am aware of my mistakes I will try to fix them and become more responsible global citizen.
Hello my name is Devin Robinson, I am 16 years old & I live in the United States. I am from North Carolina & I have recently calculated my carbon footprint. My total carbon footprint is 13425 kg Co2 per year. I feel like this is a little close to the average compared to North Carolina(15918). My majority of my footprint came from my house, because of the lights. We keep our lights on in my house about 14 hours a day. I think my family could use less light if they do things in the afternoon where there is sunlight in the house and cut off the lights when they are not using it.
Hello my name is Daniel McArthur and I am 15 and I live in Huntersville North Carolina. In my carbon footprint my total is 16853 and the average for my region is 15918. The reason why this is ever is because the food. My food was 5666kg and the average is 3636 and the reason why is because we eat a lot of food cause we are growing and we are athletic and so we do burn it off. The way I’m going to minimize my food is by eating more healthier stuff that will hold me better like a hamburger and fruit instead a hamburger and other stuff.
Hello my name is Brittanie Hobbs, I am 14 years old & I live in the United States. I am from Mooresville, North Carolina & I have recently calculated my carbon footprint. My total carbon footprint is 9823 kg CO2 per year. I feel like that is way below average, I really did expect it to be some what higher. The majority of my footprint came from home & food. I know my family is bad about leaving lights on or things plugged in or the TV on a lot. So I wasn’t really surprised about that. We kind of eat out a lot but that’s only because we have sports so late at night & it’s just the fastest thing to do. But my parents have talked about cutting down on eating out. My family can help by shortening shower time & eating out.
hello!my name is manuel and i live in italy.
my total carbon footprint is 9324kg of CO₂ per year, in italy the average footprint is 8181 kg.In my house there aren’t any solar panels; for the electricity i use idroeletric energy. I always take bus to get to school . my region because I live in mountain and the temperature is cold.