I am Irena,an English teacher from Lithuania. We have participated in this project for the third time .
This year my students and I have done our best to get more involved in the project and to discuss the results of the calculations and the importance of the project to ujs individually and to our families. We also made resolutions what we are going to do to decrease the amounts of carbon emissions which we produce in all these fields:home, transport,food and purchases.
Those students who participated in the project for the second time and did calculations of the test were pleasanly suprised that their amount of carbon emissions has decreased. It has not decreased greatly, but they were happy to state that little changes in their lifestyles influenced their results. They started cutting down on meat, walking more instead of taking a car to school, using ecological bags for shopping, installing energy saving bulbs at home or simply turning all the lights when leaving the room or house. They pointed out the value and importance of the project as they had noticed that to reach some results you do not change everything in your life, some small changes give positive results. They say that it is very important to involve more and more people in our societies to perform these calculations which would make them change themselves. In this way everyone can benefit twice: to save one’s money being more sensible consumers and saving and cherishing our environment. Everyone no matter how old they are have to take their part in solving environmental problems. The sooner we start the sooner we feel the results of positive changes.