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Ana A-Croatia, May 9, 2012

Hi everyone! My name is Ana and I am from Požega, a small peaceful town in Croatia. I am seventeen years old and it’s the right age to start thinking more about enviromental problems and to try to do something to protect our planet. I have joined this project hoping to learn something useful and interesting and it has turned out that I really enjoy reading your posts! I am really surprised with the number of your messages and your dedication to improve your lifestyle and become more environmentaly-friendly!

My footprint is almost the same as the footprint of the average person in my region. Thanks to the carbon calculator and your posts I have found out that small changes in our everyday life can make quite a big difference. I am pleased with that and I’ll join you in your effort to become more responsible. I’ll try to take more care about recycling and composting. I’ll try to spare water and electricity, too. I also agree that it’s a good idea to eat more organic and locally grown food and less meat in order to become healthier and to lower the carbon footprint. I can even try to teach some of my friends about the importance of safegurding the environment. I am really glad I am here and look forward to your comments. :)

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Ahmed Budz, May 7, 2012

Hi, my name is Ahmed Badrawy and i go to the AISE or American International School in Egypt. I recently used the carbon footprint site to see how much lower or higher my carboon footprint is. I found out that it was too above average and was mostly like this because of transportation. Mostly it was because of traveling via planes and cars. I’d like to use transportation in a more sufficient way so i can decrease the harm that i’m doing to the country and to the world.
Sincerely,
Ahmed Badrawy.

Ahmed Budz
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Seif Shokeir, May 5, 2012

Hi, my name is Seif Shokeir and I go to the American International School in Egypt. I did my carbon foot print through this website http://footprint.stanford.edu/footprint2.html. My carbon footprint was 9575 it was above average than the average of the Egyptians. I think this is because of the transportation I use a lot of it. I got 5755 in transportation only, this I because I live away from school and I go to school five times a week. I don’t think I could change that but what I could change is the food and home energy.
I think I could reduce the amount of energy I use by using less water and electricity in the house. This could happen if I turn on the air conditioner less because I turn it on every day when I’m awake or sleeping. Also I could use my laptop less and just work with some paper and pencil rather than doing my work on the laptop and printing it. also I could reduce the amount of food by eating less fast food because I eat a lot of it. I hope everyone on earth is trying to reduce the carbon he uses!
Thank You.

Seif Shokeir
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  • Ahmed Budz Ahmed Budz May 7, 2012
    Yea, i think you should try the basic things to decrease your energy like turning the lights or air conditioner off when you need to.

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abdelhamid derawi, May 5, 2012

Hey, it’s Abdelhamid EL Derawi at the moment I live in Cairo, Egypt. I go the American International School here in Egypt.

I got to measure my carbon footprint a couple of weeks ago. This process was done by using an online calculator. “http://footprint.stanford.edu/footprint2.html ” according to the information we had received our country average was around 4000-5000 were this was way below my own average. My average was absolutely shocking. It was above the usual were it stood at 20000+even more. It had come from my house and purchase.
This means I have to find a way and quickly to save mother Earth. I can easily use carpooling for transportation and other stuff for the other footprints. On the other hand my footprint can be decreased if I don’t use plastic bags, then turn off the light when I leave my room. Then I would decrease my use of electronics, and turn all things off while I am not using them. This includes T.V, laptop and all other related stuff.
THANK YOU :)

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Ahmed Sorour, May 5, 2012

Hey, my name Ahmed Sorour , I am from Cairo, Egypt and I attend the American International School in Egypt (AISE).
A few days ago I was introduced to a Co^2 calculator. I was really interested in finding my Co^2 average. After looking at my country’s average (which was around 4000-5000) then looking at my own average, I was absolutely shocked. My co^2 average was WAY more than my country’s average, my average was 20,000k +. After looking at the results, I noticed that most of the co^2 came from Transportation and Home. It is true that I travel a lot daily and consume too much energy at home.
It is also true that sometimes i get forgetful and forget to turn off the lights when I leave my room, including forgetting to turn off my fan, and AC.
I will attempt to prevent myself from being both forgetful and an over-user of energy at my home.

Ahmed Sorour
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  • Ibrahim Zaki Ibrahim Zaki May 5, 2012
    I think you mean 20k, 20,000k would be 20 million.
  • Eyoab Tibbo Eyoab Tibbo May 5, 2012
    no he actually means 20,000kg since its per a year thats how much he puts and Carbon footprint is measured in KG but like he said most of them cam from transportation and home and its the same for me too!

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aly bahaa, May 5, 2012

hey my name is aly. i go to the american international school of Egypt. when i did the carbon foot print i expected to be a little over the average. It turns out i was way over the average the main thing that caused that was food. i tend to eat allot because i play many sports. but the main thing i eat that i belie cause my co2 usege to be so much was that i eat allot of meat.so i though i could cut down on meat eat fish maybe and not factorized meat and not eat out so often.

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Adham Ahmed, May 5, 2012

Hey, My name is Adham Ahmed and I am from Cairo, Egypt. I go to the American International School in Egypt and I am in Grade 9. After I finished the Carbon Foot Print survey I realized that my carbon footprint was actually way above average. I use a huge amount a of CO2 in my daily life like Transportation I use my driver and my cars allot in a day, I can not decrease my transportation because I have to go out allot. I can decrease my electricity use at home by shutting down my laptop before leaving or sleeping, Turning off the Air Condition before laving my room and many other things like that. I will use an aluminum bottle instead of a plastic water bottle and I will use my own reusable shopping bag instead of getting new paper bags, not all shops give you plastic bags, Louis Vuitton gives good bags for example. We all need to think about earth and the environment as well in our everyday life and how to make the good things in it to increase and the bad thing sin earth to decrease like global warming, green house affect, carbon footprint and way more things like that.

Adham Ahmed
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  • Ahmed Budz Ahmed Budz May 7, 2012
    I have the same problem too in transportation and air conditioning. I would suggest trying to travel less or travel by things that don't harm the environment as cars that are ran by gas. Also close the air conditioner when you aren't in the room.

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Mahmoud Ghidan, May 5, 2012

Hi, my name is Mahmoud. I live in Egypt and study at AIS (The American International School). When my teacher first introduced me to the carbon footprint, I didn’t understand it or even like it but when i started calculating my carbon footprint, I started liking it and the idea of it. Before calculating it i thaught that the co2 I produce was slightly greater than the average egyption citizen would produce but it turned out to be three times greater! After finishing the survey i discovered that the things that made my co2 use go up were transportation and home. For transportation that was due to that i live 23 kilometers from the school, which will be changed soon, and because i go to the club five times a week which is 5.5 kilometers away. As for the home category it was because the use of A.C. 7 months a year which hard to change; therefore, I couldn’t find a solution.

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Eyoab Tibbo, May 4, 2012

Hello everyone, My name is Eyoab Tibbo. I live in Cairo Egypt learning In AIS (American International school of Egypt . Our Teacher recently introduced us to carbon foorprint. I have heard of this before but never understood it but now I get what it means. Before I started the questions I expected my carbon footprint would be around the average of Egypt. After I answered the questions and saw my total amount of CO2 I was amazed! I cause about three times the size of the countries average. The most one that causes Carbon footprint is Transportation I live 23 km away from school. Even though I use the bus I have to go 23 km to school and same back to home. At the same time I took 4 flights to visit my Family back in Ethiopia and that causes a lot of CO2. At the same time though the food section, I have less than average, I don’t eat as much as the average people in Egypt does. How much I waste in the house is more than the average, this is because I use laptop, computer and other different electronics to make my life easier so the only think I can reduce at the moment is electricity and I am planning on trying to use less light (turn off when I don’t need it). Purchasing is higher than the average but not a lot more, The reason for that is, I don’t buy a lot of cloth since I have school Uniform and barely go out on the weekends. Another thing that rises the carbon footprint is A.C. Using A.C in Egypt is every common the reason for this is because the temperature goes up to 35-40 degrees. After seeing how much CO2 I put to the country, I have now decided to lower the things I use.

Eyoab Tibbo
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Seif Sherif, May 4, 2012

Hey my name is Seif, im from Egypt. We just started the project of calculating the average FootPrint of our school, starting with our average at home per year. My total carbon footprint per year was about 14 000 kilos of CO2. This exceeds the average carbon footprint of my country ( Egypt ) which is about half of mine. Before starting the survey i was 100% sure that the categorie that produced the most CO2 in my life was my home. Because i live in big house with a lot of light bulbs, even thou maybe half of them were power savers. But when i was done with the survey turns out the categorie where i produced most CO2 was food and transportation , who knew that eating meat made so much CO2!! :P So i started thinking on how i could change that , and i decided i would start buying local meat instead of imported and factorized meat ( meat in plastic containers or plastic bags ).
The reason for my transportation being high is because i live far from my school, my friends, the clubs where i play sports,… I think its like this for most of the people in Egypt, because Cairo is big so you can’t be close to everything. So i’ll start carpooling.
At home we always recycled, before i even did the survey, we separated glass from food from garbage.
Hoping to reduce my carbon footprint.

Seif Sherif
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  • Eyoab Tibbo Eyoab Tibbo May 5, 2012
    I have the exact same problem which is transportation but recycling is a really good idea! I don't always recycle papers but now I have noticed that it makes a big difference I am going to start recycling papers that I don't need or don't use any more

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