Monday, August 10, 2015

What is your Carbon Footprint?

Understanding how much your particular lifestyle has on the environment and climate change is hard.  Some, might think they do plenty to preserve the Earth while in reality they are not doing too much at all.  Below I have two links in which you can track your carbon footprint.  The first link will take you to a website where you can track both your carbon footprint for both yourself individually as well as the members of your household.  It firsts asks you about your home energy, then your traveling habits, as well as your eating and recycling routines.  At the end of the survey you will know about how much carbon dioxide you put in the air per year and then it will show you steps to take to reduce your impact as much as you can.  

The second survey is done through the World Wildlife Fund.  It asks very similar questions but for your results it shows how many Earths we would need to sustain life if everyone lived the way that you lived.  

Both of these surveys took less than 5 minutes and you learn a whole lot about yourself and how to better care for the environment.  Finally one last note.  These are just two ways to find out your carbon footprint.  There are many sources online for you to use and there are even a few apps for your phone out there!

Take the surveys here:

By: Garrett Sanders

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