If you use rideshare, drive a hybrid, or rent a car for long trips, check Yes.
This includes rideshare like Uber or Lyft. Count carpooling as half the distance, since its more efficient.
Count any flights less than 3 hours.
Count any flights longer than 3 hours.
Even the food you eat has a carbon footprint, but plants have smaller ones.
Lamb and beef both count. Think hamburgers, steaks, tacos, or even jerky.
These foods usually have similar carbon footprints.
Count each glass of milk, scoop of ice cream, bowl of yogurt, or hunk of cheese.
Buses are pretty efficient, so its no big deal if your estimate is a little off.
Transit is pretty efficient, so its no big deal if your estimate is a little off.
For long distance travel, trains are the most efficient option.
The carbon that hectares of forest storing for per year
Make trips from New York to London.
LED urban lighting luminaire on for hours
You drive times around the earth
You cook outdoor barbecues
trees per year. It is the natural way to absorb your emissions.
A family can shed around 3 kg per week, which is equivalent to 23.3 kg of carbon emissions.
20 million trees are cut to make clothes
A car emits 0.27 kg CO2 per passenger-km, whereas a bus emits 0.18 kg.
Leaving an appliance in stand by for 18 hours a day emits 5 kg CO2 per year.
A clothes dryer emits 164 kg CO2 per year, used by a single person.
The refrigerant and insulating material of old refrigerators (1995 and prior) have a global warming potential of 2,800 kg CO2, if disposed correctly this can be reduced up to 90%.
Even though electricity could be generated by gas or coal, electric vehicles are much more efficient. From manufacturing to operating, electric vehicles emit 51% less CO2 per mile in their lifetime
800 lumens in incandescent (60 Watts) produces 152.42 kg CO2 annually, while LED (9 Watts) produces 22.23 kg CO2. (coal based power)
One 500-milliliter plastic bottle has a carbon footprint equal to 82.8 g CO2. An average american purchases 13 bottles per month, making it an annual 12,916.8 g CO2.
Around 22% of global CO2 emissions stem from the production of goods that are, ultimately, consumed in a different country.
While a cotton tote carbon footprint equals to 271.52 kg CO2 and a standard plastic bag to 1.58 kg CO2, 172 reuses of the cotton bag accounts for every 1 time a plastic bag was to be used. Keep using whatever shopping bags you have until they fall apart.
Only ecosystems can save the climate!