Carbon Footprint Maha Tufail- English 12
What is carbon footprint? • Carbon Footprint is where the impact of your day-by-day activities take place, for example; gas, energy, transportation and how they all take into measure.
Quick Tips on how to save energy, electricity and gas! • When drying dishes, only use the dishwasher to wash. Save energy by leaving the dishes to air-dry. • When not home.. Turn off the thermostat. • Always use cold water to wash clothes, this way you save 4% of energy! • Turn off appliances in your home, if they do not need to be used. • Unplug any chargers! • RECYCLE. • Bring your own re-usable bags when doing groceries.
Tips on saving gas • Purchase a vehicle that is energy-efficient • Plan quick trips for your vehicle • Use cruise-control: This helps your car save energy, by being able to maintain a stable speed. • When you use overdrive gearing, your car's engine needs to speed goes down.
Tips on how to purchase items • Don’t buy bottled water. Just drink the water from your house faucet. This will help you save money too! • Buy local fruits & vegetables from your local market or even try growing your own! • Try to cut down on your consumption of meat. • Buy organic products • Don’t ever buy over- packaged items
Carbon footprint calculator • My footprint was 1.78 metric tons only because I do not own a car and live within a family of 5 • The average footprint for people in United States is 20.40 metric tons • The average for the industrial nations is about 11 metric tons • The average worldwide carbon footprint is about 4 metric tons • The worldwide target to combat climate change is 2 metric tons
Recyclables Here is an image of a newspaper dress- this could be known as a recyclable.
Recyclables Consider using these bags when going grocery shopping.
Watch these 2 videos! This might help you understand better about why it is important to recycle and take carbon footprints serious. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIhnDvb7Exo
Citations • " Climate Change - Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - YouTube ." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIhnDvb7Exo • "Carbon Footprint - What Is A Carbon Footprint?." Carbon Footprint - Home of Carbon Management. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. <http://www.carbonfootprint.com/carbonfootprint.html>. • "Free Carbon Footprint Calculator | The Nature Conservancy." Nature Conservancy | Protecting Nature, Preserving Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. <http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/index.htm>.