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My Footprint Is What?!

Environment   Sep 27, 2016 by Salomon Yonli

In class we've been studying climate change and filling out a worksheet on google and we were given a link to a carbon footprint calculator. The calculator did not only calculate your carbon footprint but also your electricity and water consumption.

I was surprised at my carbon footprint data. Not even too many questions in and my transportation was already above the global average which was in terms of everything.

I was also surprised on how I ate more carbon than I was transported in. Now I understand the whole vegan situation a lot better to be honest.

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Oct 3, 2016

are you going to try and decrease your carbon footprint?

I am personally pescetarian (I only eat seafood meat-wise) and I became this way because it is better for the environment. I did some research, and apparently if every American ate one less chicken dinner per week, it would be equivalent to taking 500,000 cars off the road. This builds up, especially when you realize how much meat the world consumes every day. 

Oct 3, 2016

We feel like we could cut down on our home carbon footprint. We use too much electricity and by turning off lights that are unneeded we can cut down on that footprint. that is how we decided to cut down on are carbon footprint  

Brooke Rylyn 

Oct 3, 2016

this is some really cool stuff.i wish more people could get this experience

Ellie Syth
Oct 3, 2016

What do you mean by "the whole vegan situation"? It is really cool to see how your carbon footprint effects everything.

Oct 3, 2016

I agree. When I took a test about my carbon footprint data, I didn't realize how bad it was. It wasn't as bad as other students but it made it opened my eyes. After I took it, I wanted to make it smaller and make sure I din't have a huge impact on my surroundings. 

Oct 3, 2016

It's surprising to realize how much carbon we use just by traveling in vehicles.

Katia Holmes
Oct 3, 2016

I was really surprised at my carbon footprint result too! It really made me realize how much every little thing I do, like driving to school everyday, really has an impact on the environment and carbon footprint. 

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