Last week I took the test to calculate my carbon footprint. As I was doing this, I really thought I would be above the average for our country (United States). For almost all of the categories I was suprisingly under the average. Except for the energy I use at home. I realise that I can do a lot to cut down on my carbon footprint, but some of the things that need to be changed around my house are things that my parents control. So recently I have started talking to my parents about how we can reduce the amout of energy that we use at home, such as changing the temerature that we keep our house at, or changing our incandescent light bulbs to CFLs. I think that simple changes can really help out everyone’s carbon footprint. I’m glad that I went to my parents for help with the amount of energy that we use daily in our home.