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The International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge (ISCFC)

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The International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge (ISCFC)

Curated by Jason Hodin
Welcome to your International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge (ISCFC) Learning Group!

This is the page where all of the student conversations are gathered; you can find a link to this this page any time on the right hand side of your own Einztein home page.

Below, under the yellow “Discussions” title, you will see all of the official ISCFC student discussions listed. These are active links; click on them and you can view each of the conversations. When you find one that you like, click “Join Now” near the top of the page, and you can make posts and comments on other students' posts in that Discussion.

Join as many Discussions as you like, and have fun exchanging and sharing knowledge!

Sincerely,
the ISCFC team

p.s. ISCFC teachers can find the link to the ISCFC Teacher Planning Discussion page at the upper right.

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Discussions Discussion Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Tatiana Varela, March 26, 2014

Hi!
We are a student that we are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the Sar Ies, in Santiago de Compostela (the capital of Galicia). We are called Alba, Andrea and Tatiana.
In our city, there is not much pollution, already that the were lots of nature and barely there is noise pollution. But nonetheless suffer enough environmental pollution by cars, buses, motorcycles, etc… We believe, that if people used more bus, this would decrease.
But if we compare our city, with Madrid… Madrid has a lot of pollution, both acoustic and environmental, since there Peñas nature compared with us we have forests and many meadows.
In conclusion, Santiago, to be a city with so many visitors a year, has no or point of comparison with Madrid, which also has them. For the reason that the visitors who come to our city, most come walk to the way of Santiago and Madrid is usually go by car, by bus or by plane.
On the other hand, we are quite concerned about the overuse of technology. When we were small we saw everybody talking on the street, on buses, on all sides, or simply reading a book or a newspaper.
Now you’ll by the street and you see everybody talking on the phone, or sending a Whatsapp, or simply playing. You’re on the bus and everyone is mobile. We do this, and realize, but this is more or less, such as smoking, a habit, bad.
Not you think like us, this is quite worrying?
What conclusion do we get this issue? That technology advances if. But our brains do not.

Tatiana Varela
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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Estefanía M_Spain, March 10, 2014

Hi, my name is Estefanía, I’m from Denia, Spain and my total carbon footprint is 6.430 kg of CO₂ for year. I thought that my carbon footprint would the same or higher as the average person in Spain, and the world. But after making footprint I have realized that was below average in Spain, my score is lower because I do not use much the transport and because my results in purchases are very low. Nevertheless, my carbon footprint is higher than the worldwide average.
I think should all do something to lower our carbon footprint, for example, a good way would be to use less the transport and start recycle a lot more, among other things. Together we can save our planet.

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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Annie D-US, March 5, 2014

My name is Annie and after taking the carbon footprint challenge, I noticed my food footprint was not as high as others! This is because I try to eat fresh vegetables and fruit and limit my meat intake. This shows you that every little bit helps to reduce your carbon footprint. However, my driving footprint is what I need to work on and I will try to improve!

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Discussions Discussion Do you need it??
Madalyn Thomas, March 3, 2014

I think that this is a great econ lesson! Before you buy or do anything you need to ask yourself do i need it or do i want it ? I do think that in our country that this is a problem. Many people are getting in trouble by spending money that they do not have. AKA credit!! I think that if everyone asked themselves if they really need that big truck or if they can settle for a car that will save them money on gas and i think that it would make our carbon footprint go down. I also think that this is a good thing to think about when it comes to other things such as going places all the time. I am not saying stay at home but maybe we can car pool with other people. So i do think that we should always consider the question is it a want or a need ?

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Discussions Discussion cars
Madalyn Thomas, March 3, 2014

I do not think that you need to turn your car off while you are waiting for your FAST food or a red light i feel that in doing that it will make for more accidents. I do think that there are certain times that you should turn off your care. For example when you are just sitting in your car. I do not think that anyone spends enough time in the car at a fast food place or at red lights to cause our carbon foot print to go way up. I do think that people do need to pay attention to when they are just sitting in your car. Look at your carbon foot print people!! BE SMART!!!

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Madalyn Thomas, March 2, 2014

I think that having the latest technology is a want not a need. I do think that in this day and time everyone does need some way to stay in contact with others and a way to do research if needed. I also wonder how we are going to stay up with the latest technology if they are coming up with new things everyday. So in so since technology is a need. Americans need ways to stay connected with the news and friends. That way maybe we can make our carbon foot print a little better. For example we can car pool and not waste gas going somewhere that is closed. We can find can use our technology to find places closer to where we are and so many other examples. I do think that we do need technology but i do not think that we need the latest technology. To some it all up technology is a need but the latest technology is a want.

Madalyn Thomas
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Discussions Discussion Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Kenna Babson, March 2, 2014

I am from the United States and my footprint was about 10,000. Some of the problems that made my footprint higher are recycling and transportation. I currently do not recycle in my home but it is something we are looking in to. Hopefully we will be able to figure out the details of where to put the recyclables and if they can be picked up. Another issue is that I drive everywhere I go, and I do not really have another option. There are not safe sidewalks that lead to everywhere I need to go. Even the public transportation is not always safe in my area. I end up driving to the store, school and church every week.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
Tadas Sadauskas, March 2, 2014

Hello everyone, I’m Tadas from Lithuania. My carbon print calculation really surprised me. It was over 10k :oo my biggest category was transportation too. I really like to ride my bike and during the summer i ride it every day, but our lifes without transportation is almost impossible. Car companies creates more and more cars with hybrid motors. I agree with these companies, we need to save our planet and we need to be more environmentally friendly! :))

Tadas Sadauskas
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  • Leonardo Ferrari March 3, 2014
    I agree with you! if we can't or we don't want to ride a bike or walk from place to place we should try to buy electric cars to reduce our carbon footprint.

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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Greta Petrušonytė, March 2, 2014

My name is Greta and I am from Lithuania. I was not that surprised by my carbon footprint. My two highest categories were food and home. We do not recycle. But my family members are ready to start recycling. I think we will become more environmental friendly and we will made some changes in our lifestyle :)

Greta Petrušonytė
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  • Annie D-US Annie D-US March 5, 2014
    This is also my problem. My family does not recycle in our home and I am trying to teach them how! This will be very important because we dispose of so much trash that by recycling some of it will make a huge difference.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
Greta Petrušonytė, March 2, 2014

I am from Lithuania, and my carbon foot print is lower than the average in my country. To be honest, I can’t say that our family are environmentally friendly but we try to do our best. :) We decided to change our life style. :)

Greta Petrušonytė
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