One major way my family and i could reduce our carbon footprint is by using the air conditioning less in the summer and the heater less in the winter. If we opened windows in the summer to cool the house naturally and slept with extra blankets in the winter, this would reduce our carbon footprint by a substancial amount. Also, we could lower our footprint by using less plastic water bottles and start using only reusable ones. The same could also be done with grocery bags.
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Hi my name is Troy, and I Live in the US. After taking the carbon footprint challenge I have realized there are many obvious way to reduce carbon footprints, but not everyone takes action. If everyone turned off the lights and water when they were not in the room that woud help reduce our carbon footprint’s. It doesnt seem like alot but it would make a major difference.
Although my carbon footprint was a lot lower than the average, it is still a lot higher than I expected it to be and it was highest in the home section. I wanted to try and figure out some ways that we could reduce our carbon footprint without giving too much effort. After researching a bit, I found a few websites that gave very good ideas on how to lower your carbon footprint. My family and I have already taken some major steps into lowering our carbon footprint based on the results of my calculation. For example, we are now leaning towards homemade and evironmentally friendly cleaning products and also have started turning off lights after we leave the room more often. I think if we keep going with our changes, we can make a difference in our environment. Also, if every family attempts to make the changes we did, we could all make our earth a lot cleaner.
My family takes many car trips during the year, us being the kind of people who like to explore the state we live in and it’s wonders and small towns. But while analyzing my carbon footprint I noticed my emissions for transportation to be high. This surprised me. I’m sure it was the fact that I took a plane ride during the summer that totaled about 2,000 miles. I figure that there are also may other people in the USA that travel a far distance to see relatives or new places by plane. Planes cause a large amount of carbon dioxide emissions though and are one of the most harmful types of transportation. Finding all of this out I was almost relieved that my family doesn’t take plane rides very often. I discovered also that trains can be a much more environmentally friendly form of transportation. And, as Sheldon Cooper might say, who DOESN’T like trains?
Energy efficiency is a major theme these days. Some people try to be as efficient as possible. If I had my own home I would try to limit my use of the AC and heater because in my house now we use our AC pretty much all the time when it’s hot and when it’s cold outside we use the heater. I would try to live as close to my work or school so that I could either walk or ride a bike to where I need to be. I would try to live in the place which is closest to the places that I most need to go to. I think that things like this should be what goes through many peoples minds when they are considering where to live.
Hi. My name is April and I live in the USA. After taking the carbon footprint challenge I have realized there are a variety of ways my family can reduce our carbon footprint and it really would not be very difficult. We can turn off the lights in our home when we do not need them. We can unplug all of the electronic devices if they are not being used. We can take faster showers to help conserve water. All of these are very simple efforts a family can make that will help reduce their carbin footprint.
Just recently I was able to calculate my family’s carbon footprint.
The highest contributor to my carbon footprint is transportation. It is higher than average because my truck does not get the best milage. Another reason why my transportation is high is because I drive to school and I do not carpool with anyone.
One of the reasons why my carbon footprint is lower than average is because my house does not have an AC system and my my family doesn’t use the heat very often. In the colder months, we only put the heater on at night, and in the day we wear a lot of layers.
One way that I could decrease my carbon footprint is by using public transportation.
There are many ways in which you can try to lower your carbon footprint. You can take many easy steps to help yourt family and community help the environment. You can use a reusable water bottle, recycle, plant a tree, take public transportation, or drive a hybrid. There are also many other things you can easily do. Look on the website below to see more ideas and tips about how to help the environment in your home and community.
Hi my name is Hailey and I’m from the USA. I took the International Carbon Footprint Challenge in school last week and until then had never realized how much CO2 I produce. The majority of my CO2 admissions are due to household energy. My family tries to turn off all the lights and unplug fans or cell phone charges but often time forgets. Learning how much we are effecting the environment will definitely change the way we do thing. For example using blankets instead of the heater, turning off computers when done with them, using energy efficient light bulbs, and turning off lights.
I’m Lena from the USA. Recently, I calculated my carbon footprint, and a lot of the results are a result of my whole family’s use of resources. I still live with my parents and the house we live in isn’t the most energy efficient, with huge windows and a plethora of recessed lighting. We don’t intend to move any time soon, but there are definitely ways to be more energy efficient at home. Little things like unplugging appliances and using less of the lights can make a difference. In particular, unplugging lamps and cell phone chargers are things that are easy for us to change.
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