Homework for the Week of Dec. 14- Carbon Calculator Blog assignment

1)  Click on this link for the ZeroFootprint calculator for Kids and answer the questions to calculate your carbon footprint.  You can also choose to use the Cool Climate Calculator with your family.  It requires much more information but it would be interesting.

2)  Once you’ve done calculated your footprint once, go back see what happens if you change some of your answers.

3)  Figure out a few ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

4) Leave a comment on the blog with the following information:

a)  Your Name.

b) Your total carbon footprint.  This number will be in the amount of carbon dioxide in tons per year.

c)  One pledge you can make to reduce your carbon footprint.  Explain how much carbon dioxide you would save with this pledge.  (Think about one thing you can change about your lifestyle that will reduce your footprint.)

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**THIS ASSIGNMENT MUST BE COMPLETED BY THIS FRIDAY, DEC. 18th FOR ALL BLOCKS.

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61 Responses to Homework for the Week of Dec. 14- Carbon Calculator Blog assignment

  1. Millie says:

    My carbon foot print is 13.9. I can lower it by turning off my computer.

  2. Cloe :) says:

    Carbon footprint= 10.1
    If i turn off the lights when i leave a room i could save 0.1 tons of carbon dioxide.

  3. finley says:

    my carbon foot print was 8.4. i could lower it by 1.2 using public transportation

  4. Millie says:

    (Revised) My carbon foot print is 6.5. I can lower it my turning off my computer. That would save 0.1 tons of carbon per year.

  5. Kailan says:

    My Carbon Footprint was 10.8. Ican lower it by turning off the water when i brush my teeth.

  6. Cosimo says:

    my carbon footprint was 7.9. I can save 0.2 by using a lunch box.

  7. Zach says:

    Zach- My carbon footprint was 11.3 tons of carbon dioxide per year. I pledge to take the bus to school more instead of driving. This will save 0.9 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

  8. Michela says:

    My Carbon Footprint was 9.3. I can lower it by turning of appliances such as computers and lights more often when I’m not using them.

    p.s- is this website canadian?

  9. Ariane says:

    My carbon footprint is 9.1. If I composted, it would become 8.8.

  10. Maria says:

    carbon footprint: 6.4 i can save 0.1 by air-drying my laundry. then my foot print would be 6.3

  11. Kira :) says:

    Hi tiff, so my carbon footprint is 7.8. I could lower it by turning off my computer by 0.1 tons of carbon each year. 🙂

  12. Avi says:

    my footprint is 8. if I became i vegetarian which will NEVER happen it would lower to 7

  13. che says:

    carbon footprint:7.9
    If i use less power I could save 1.2 percent of electricity

  14. Julian says:

    My carbon footprint is 8.7. If I walked to school more often, my carbon footprint would be 6.8! 🙂

  15. Matthew says:

    My carbon footprint was 8.4. i could lower it by using fluorescent light bulbs. this would save 0.3 tons of carbon a year.

  16. Kate says:

    my carbon footprint: 8.3
    i pledge to turn off my computer when i’m not using it. Then my carbon footprint would be: 8.3 (?!)
    i did the calculator 4 times and the answer didn’t change!!!

  17. Kate says:

    ok i did it again my carbon footprint: 8.3
    if i walked to school everyday i would save 1 ton of carbon dioxide

  18. Mookie says:

    My carbon footprint was 6.5. take that everyone else. just kidding. i can lower my carbon footprint by turning the lights and other electronics off when im not using them

  19. Eva says:

    Hey everyone! So my carbon footprint was 6 tons of carbon dioxide per year. If I became a vegan (like my mom) then I could save 0.3 tons below average. I was 0.1 tons above average being a vegetarian. Bye!

  20. Chris says:

    My carbon footprint was 6.3. I can lower it by 0.4 if I i used a lunchbox instead of bags

  21. Sabina says:

    Sabina-My carbon footprint was 10.4 tons of carbon dioxide per year. I p;edge to try to dry some laundry outside. This will save 0.3 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

  22. Sofia says:

    my carbon footprint is 8.7
    if i turned my computer off when im not using it and take the bus to school i could save 1.8 tons of carbon dioxide!!!

  23. Maya R. says:

    My carbon footprint was 7 tons of carbon dioxide per year. I pledge to eat less meat. If I become a vegetarian, my carbon footprint would be 6.1 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

  24. cole fuetsch says:

    my carbon footprint was 8.2 tons .i pledge to turn off the light when i leave a room that would make my carbon footprint 7.1tons a year

  25. Aidan T. says:

    9.1 I resolve to turn off the lights when I leave the room, that will save 0.7 tons of CO2

  26. Bruno says:

    my carbon footprint was 7.9 tons if i turn off the lights it will decrease my carbon footprint by 0.2 tons

  27. Eli says:

    My carbon footprint was 7.3 tons carbon dioxide per year. I pledge to turn off my computer when I’ m not using. This will save 0.1 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

  28. Kalya says:

    hi my carbon foot print was 7.6 tons per year
    if my parents and I change all our lightbulbs to fluorescent ones
    my carbon foot print would be 7.4 tons per year
    saving .2 tons a year

  29. gabito says:

    hey tiff my carbon footprint was 7.7. i think that i can improve on turning off the lights when i leave my room or house. i can also improve on walking to school more often. see you in science class.

  30. Gabriel says:

    My Carbon Footprint is 11.4!

    If I didn’t get a newspaper, my CO2 footprint would be 11.

    The improvement would be .4

  31. mariel says:

    MY CARBON FOOTPRINT WAS 7.2. IF I WAS TO CHANGE SOMETHING I WOULD NOT GET ANY NEWSPAPER I WOULD SAVE .4 CORBON DIOXIDE FOOTPRINT!!!!!

  32. Ele says:

    My carbon footprint was 7.7 tons
    My carbon footprint would go down .5 tons

  33. Emmy says:

    My carbon footprint is 8.1 tons of carbon a year.
    I pledge to try to use fluorescent light bulbs.
    If I did this my carbon footprint would be 7.9 tons.
    It would lower by .2 tons

  34. Maya says:

    Maya-
    My carbon footprint is 8. If I don’t drive to school I will lower my footprint by 1.2. Then it will be 6.8.

  35. ty says:

    my footprint is 8.3 i can lower it by washing my laundry less by 2.o

  36. Luigi says:

    My footprint was 7.0 I can lower it by 0.1 by making my parents ride their bikes to work.

  37. Dylan S. says:

    Hey Tiff,
    my carbon footprint was 7 tons. I can improve this by walking to school more and switching to fluorescent light bulbs my total would now be…. 6.8

  38. Sophie says:

    My carbon footprint is 8.5. If I turn off lights when i leave a room my carbon footprint would be 5.5.

  39. gaby(: FOSHO says:

    hey there(:
    so, i found out that my carbon footprint was 5.7 tons. :0
    if i became vegan, my carbon footprint would become 5.1.
    im so earth-friendly! :DDD

  40. Kaya says:

    Lets see, my original print is 7.9 (pretty good), since I pledge to turn off my lights and my computer, my print would now be 6.8 (good)

  41. Maia B. says:

    My carbon footprint was 6.2 tons of carbon dioxide a year. I pledge to try to get my parents to use fluorescent light bulbs. This will reduce my carbon footprint to 6 tons of carbon dioxide a year. (saving 0.2 tons.)

  42. david woodALL says:

    my carbaon footprint was 7.9.
    I will turn of my computer that would save 0.1 tons.

  43. dylan lepe says:

    my carbon footprint was 7.9
    will turn off my computer and that would save 0.1 tons

  44. isa says:

    my carbon foot print 8.8 if i f i didn’t get the newspaper i would save .3

  45. Dylan W says:

    My carbon footprint is 7.7. I pledge to walk to school more and to use florescent light bulbs. This would bring my CO2 footprint down to 6.1 tons per year.

  46. liana says:

    my carbon foot print is 8.7. If my parents did not get the newspaper, I would save .4

  47. Jolie says:

    My carbon footprint is 9.3.
    I can reduce it by switching to vegetarianism which would make it 8.2.
    But my dad switching to being a vegetarian isn’t exactly an accurate measure either. If you are eating tofu instead of meat, the soybeans that make up the tofu are no doubt from huge commodity crops that are drenched with pesticides (pesticides have a huge carbon footprint). I eat local grassfed beef, pastured pork and poultry. None of these animals are fed industrial corn from the midwest, which again, has a huge carbon footprint. My dad could go on for hours about this but I’m cutting him off.

  48. John says:

    My carbon footprint is 7.2. I should turn off all lights when not in a room.

  49. jordan says:

    mine is 8.4 and i can reduce it by composting food. it’ll reduce it by 0.1 tons.

  50. zoe says:

    my carbon footprint was 10.9 and i could lower it by turning the lights off when i left the room.

  51. Allison says:

    My carbon footprint was 9.3. I pledge to compost which would save 0.1.

  52. Camila says:

    My carbon footprint was 9.8……i pledge to turn off my computer when it’s not being used it would save 0.1 ton.

  53. abigail says:

    my footprint was 6.1. I pledge to dry laundry outside if possible. this will supposedly save 0.9 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

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