I believe there is a difference in the calculation of my carbon with my family invovled. There are only two people in my home. My carbon usage would be way lower if my father wasnt included. He likes to leave the water running while not using it. He also turns the air on when we have fans. He leaves the lights on all day. I try to turn them off as much as i can. If i had my own home i would live in a town. hopefully near school and work. If i lived near school and work i could walk to get there. Things would be easier.
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People often tell me I need to decrease the impact I have on the environment. My only thought to this is that it is as low as I can get it. In my house we have 9; people this is a strain on our funds so we don’t buy in excess and use as little power as we can. But even with all of this management i still have a pretty good sized footprint (if you include my job). Me and my father work in construction and to afford the nine people in our house we pick up a lot of twelve hour days. this means driving a truck that gets 8 mpg (miles per gallon) all over to get supplies and carry tools. We also have to leave a lot of tools that drain A LOT of power on pretty much all day. and once it gets dark truning on BRIGHT flood lights that drain even more power. so I keep asking thes people that tell me I need to decrease my carbon footprint how they want me to do that and I they give me no answer. So if any of you have any ideas feel free to share.
(oh and sorry for any bad grammer or spelling)
Hello everyone! My family carbon footprint is lower than the average carbon footprint in my area. My highest carbon footprint area, however, turned out to be food. In the household, my family buys CFL light bulbs-which I prefer than regular light bulbs because it provides sufficient lighting in my room. Other eco-friendly solutions include, having a plastic bag reserved for used/empty bottles of water, walking/carpooling, unplugging electronics after I’ve finished using them and hand-washing dishes. I am satisfied with these efforts to save the environment because it is easy to do and it saves money.
Hey everyone! My family carbon footprint is really low compared to the average because my family does a bunch of different things like using CFL lights, recycling, reusing, hand-washing dishes, buying cheaper clothes, and buying food as we need it. So that’s why my family’s footprint is lower than the “average”.
Hi everyone. When I calculated my carboon footprint it turned to that I was an average Croatian, but I was surprised because my home footprint was way above average. I was thinking about things that I could change so I suggested to my family that we could use the CFL light bulbs rather than incandescent light bulbs. I am trying to spend less time per day on computer and turn off the lights when I’m leaving the room. I will have to think over some other habits as well, such as not recycling or not reusing things enough.
I have calculated my family carbon footprint and it turns out that I´m an average Croatian. I thought about this a lot and realised that I could do a lot to reduce my carboon footprint. Behind my house we have our own garden so we don´t buy any vegetable from supermarket which I find very convinient and healthy,but we don´t reuse any old stuff, we just throw it away, what we don´t need we throw it in the garbage. I decided to change this and talked to my family about this and now we take care about this, we reuse old stuff for lots of creative things. You would be suprised what you can do with old things. Just think about it and be creative, you may do a little but trust me, to our planet it means a lot!
Greetings from Croatia :)
When I read Ally’s note about incandescent and CFL light bulbs I liked the idea to switch incandescent light bulbs with eco friendly CFL one’s.But first I’ve done some research about it and found a fascinating and even disturbing documentary also known as “The light bulb conspiracy”.It’s also about how our economic system is based on consumerism and planned obsolescence.Documentary approximately takes one hour.I know it’s long but watch it if you have a spare time.Some facts really suprised me.
If I had my own house, I definitely would be a “green one”. I would save energy by using solar panels. I prefer to have my house in a small calm village rather than in a crowded city. I would walk to school instead going by car. About food, I’d love to have my own garden with vegetables. My food would be 100% “green”. If I had enought money, I would open one market with natural products from my household.
If I had my own home and unlimited money ,i think that everything would be different. I really belive that i could make my own ‘green house’. I would improvise more things and that would be beneficial for our enviroment. I’d love to have my house near the river in order to use water energy. Certainly, I would ride my bike everyday and that definitely would help for our enviroment.
If I had unlimited money to create my own house, I would definitely try and make it as energy efficient as possible. The main issue with being green is the fact that people arent willing to spend the money. I would have solar panels and a green rooftop, grow my own fruits and vegetables in a garden, live within walking distance of everything I need.
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