I recently did a survey to trace my carbon footprint from heel to toe, and I discovered Mine measures about 55 tons of carbon dioxide a year based on energy waste at my house, travel habits, and diet. According to the survey, 33.8% of my footprint comes from home energy waste, 58.3% from driving and flying, 1.7% from food and diet, and 6.2% regarding recycling and waste. This means I accumulate two times the carbon footprint emission of the average American. The percent breakdown was at a similar ratio other than the food category for which I amount much less of a footprint.
This means that my footprint is the equivalent of ten international footprints. I could easily reduce any of these categories by getting more efficient lighting and insulation, traveling less and eating less meats.


One thought on “CARBON FOOTPRINTS…

  1. Pingback: United States Carbon: What’s Your Carbon Footprint? | United States Carbon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s