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Welcome new I2I students! We can’t wait to read your discussions about carbon footprints and all of the associated issues.
Here’s a quick resource for you:
http://www.climatecentral.org/ maps the potential damage inflicted by floods from storm surges in the United States
Does anyone know of any good interactive maps for other areas of the world?
Hi ! My name is Romain , i live in France. I’m 19 years old .
I lived in boulogne sur Mer , with my mother and my little brother . I am on high scholl ; i want to become teacher ^^
Our teacher propose us to meet a lot of people around the wworld , and i’m here =P
My total footprint is 5865 kg of CO2 per year, compared to an average of 9471 kg for France .
I take train the morning and the afternoon . I really want to reduce my footprint , but I don’t really say how …
My name is Hannan Hassan, but i am using my friend’s account because there is something wrong with mine. I live in Egypt, Cairo, I am from there. . My total foot print was 30314. For my region i had a high average compared to the normal human in Egypt. I think my carbon footprint was high because transportation and purchases. My transportation was 18860 kg because i go a lot of places; i always go out to many places on weekend, i go to private lessons in places thats far away from my school everyday, i go shopping a lot, and i do a lot of things. Also in my purchases I had 220 kg, because i don’t use the bag more than once when i go shopping and some stuff else, i have to recycle more stuff and use them more than once.
Hello. I’m Mija and I’m 16 years old teenager from Slovenia.
I live in a small village named Trebizani. I am on high school now, on gymnasium. My school is about 24 kilometrs far away from Sezana, where my school is. So I have to take public transport, bus, to get to my school.
One day our english teacher told us about calculating Carbon Footprint. So we did it. My footprint is a little bit lower than footprint in our country. At transport my average is almost the same as in my country is. But the average at home is a little bit higher. I think my problem is that I don’t turn off the lights when I leave the room. My average at food is pretty lower than average in Slovenia. And the last thing that is pretty surprising to me, that the my purchases are lower than average in my country.
I think the Carbon Footprint is good to tell us what are we doing wrong, and to improve ourselves about “being green”.
Hello, my name is Dora and I’m from Croatia. My CO2 footprint is a little bit higher than the average footprint in Croatia. My biggest problem is that I don’t turn the lights off when I leave the room. I know that’s a very bad habit but, as you know, it is difficult to change something you do every day. I hope that I will learn to do such easy things - I just need to turn the switch off, that’s all. And the consequence of it? The size of my footprint will change so much that I think I’ll have to buy new shoes! :)
Here are some tips that will help you make your life green. I will definitely use all of them and spread the word about the ISCFC! :DD
Hey, my name is Aja Trebec and I’m from Dutovlje, a village near Sežana in Slovenia. I go to gymnasium in Sežana, so I have to take public transport to get to. One day, our school teacher told us to participate in this CO2 Footprint Challenge, hoping that we would learn about how much CO2 we produce and to aware us about those serious problems of world pollution.
My footprint is under the footprint average of my country, because the footprint average in Slovenia is 7362 kg, but my is 3618 kg per year. And I’m actually happy that it’s lower, because we should think about getting more responsible and save our planet.
For transportation I produce 1771 kg of CO2 per year, which is 603 kg less of the average person of my country. But I think I could take more public transport to get to Koper (where I train dance) and sometimes I should go to my final destination walking, running or cycling.
At home, we recycle 95% of our trash and we put it into different bins. Each one has a different colour - for example: we put all the paper into a red bin, etc.. We also compost organic food to get more land for our garden, where we produce different sorts of vegetables. However, it would be nice to save water, too. We should eat more vegetables and fruits that are locally producted and less meat to become healthier.
I think, that the problem of buying too much things that we even don’t need is getting bigger and bigger. A lot of people spend their money for clothes, accessories and other non-use things, which they like for about half a year and then, they throw them away, not knowing how much CO2 they produce.
I’m looking foward to change my way of transportation and help to not produce too much CO2. :)
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