During our simulations we discovered our average carbon footprint as well as ways to reduce it for climate change. We found the majority of our carbon footprint based on consumption, was shelter. The simulation recommended simple things like turning down the thermostat when the house isn't occupied or during the evening, use more energy efficient light bulbs, to add insulation and don't purchase as many one-time products.
Our group also investigated how the majority of our electricity is produced, and we discovered it was coal burning. This method does work, but also produces tons of carbon waste. A more costly but environmental efficient measure, is to use solar panels. It's a rather productive method for Edmontonians. Based on the data from 1981-2010, Edmonton has an average 325 sunny days a year.