Carbon & Ecological Footprint Calculator

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Your ecological footprint measures your carbon emissions and the impact your demands have on the planet’s resources, especially those that can’t be renewed.

    

What country do you live in?

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Each American uses an average of 88 gallons of water a day at home, and the average family spends over $1000 in water costs each year.

    
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What size square footage is your home?

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Energy use is one of the largest generators of Carbon Emissions, about .92 pounds of Co2 per kilowatt hour.

    
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How do you get around?

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In 1949, the U.S. obtained 91 percent of its energy from fossil fuels. Despite the emergence of nuclear power and the growth of renewable sources, in 2017 the nation still relied on fossil fuels for 80 percent of its energy needs.

    
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Do you use air travel?

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EPA reports that aircraft contribute 12 percent of U.S. transportation emissions, and account for three percent of the nation’s total greenhouse gas production.

    
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How much do you spend on furniture a month?

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Some manufacturers are now listing the carbon emissions generated by each piece, so that you know exactly how much you’ll need to offset.

    
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How often do you eat meat and dairy?

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Food accounts for 10-30% of a household’s carbon footprint, typically a higher portion in lower-income households

Knowing your carbon footprint will help determine which offsets will work best for your lifestyle!