I live in a town very cold in winter and very hot in summer, this means that in winter we have the heat for hours at a temperature slightly higher than recommended, because our house does not retain heat well. In summer, excessive heat requires us to have the fans running all night and part of the day. I realize that the expense of electricity and gasoline is very high, but even if I disagree with this expense, I can not require my family to make a sacrifice that almost no one bothers to do
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hello! my name is dash, and im from WA…my biology class did this as a project and calculated out carbon footprint. i found that most of my carbon tracks are from my house! i’ve learned that i NEED to stop leaving unessecary lights on along with water, in order to decrease my carbon footprint :D
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.
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.
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