Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Find and reduce your Carbon Footprint


Carbon footprint

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A carbon footprint is “the total set of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product” (UK Carbon Trust 2008). An individual, nation or organization's carbon footprint is measured by undertaking a GHG emissions assessment. Once the size of a carbon footprint is known, a strategy can be devised to reduce it.

Carbon offsets, or the mitigation of carbon emissions through the development of alternative projects such as solar or wind energy or reforestation, represent one way of managing a carbon footprint.

The concept and name of the carbon footprint originates from the ecological footprint[1] The carbon footprint is a subset of the ecological footprint. discussion. and offer CarbonFootprint calculators, the site is easier to navigate and is ran by The Nature Conservancy.
Carbon Footprint: Get Started
Carbon Footprint: Home Energy
Carbon Footprint: Driving and Flying
Carbon Footprint: Food and Diet
Carbon Footprint: Recycling and Waste
Results: What's My Carbon Footprint?
Please choose "Calculate for Me Only" or "Calculate for My Household".

Carbon Footprint Calculator: What's My Carbon Footprint?

Inevitably, in going about our daily lives — commuting, sheltering our families, eating — each of us contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. Yet, there are many things each of us, as individuals, can do to reduce our carbon emissions. The choices we make in our homes, our travel, the food we eat, and what we buy and throw away all influence our carbon footprint and can help ensure a stable climate for future generations.

Use The Nature Conservancy's carbon footprint calculator to measure your impact on our climate. Our carbon footprint calculator estimates how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases your choices create each year. more info

To get started, select the number of people in your home. Then choose whether you want to calculate a carbon footprint for yourself or for your household.

Please select the number of people in your household.

There are people in my household.

Calculate my carbon footprintCalculate my household carbon footprint


Your Results (calculated carbon footprint for me only)
Emissions Comparison Tons of CO2 eq/year
Your Estimated Emissions
United States Average per Person
World Average per Person
Your estimated greenhouse gas emissions are 26 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent per year, which is below the U.S. national average.

To reduce your climate impact, there are many simple things you can change in your everyday behavior that will make a big difference in the fight to slow climate change: Offsetting your carbon footprint with The Nature Conservancy will sequester carbon over the next 70 years. Learn more about the Conservancy's science-based carbon offsets program.

U.S. Average Behavior Breakdown
Driving & Flying (44.3%)
Recycling & Waste (4.4%)
Food & Diet (15.1%)
Home Energy (36.2%)
Your Behavior Breakdown
Driving & Flying (21.6%)
Recycling & Waste (2.2%)
Food & Diet (12.7%)
Home Energy (63.4%)
*sorry i couldn't get the pie charts and graphics to transfer over but you get the idea right? Go to the site and do one for your self. It takes no more than three minutes.

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