Carbon Footprints

There are a range of online tools that enable you to find out more about your personal carbon footprint.  We’ve added some resources here that you might find useful.

1. An online CO2 emissions calculator not tied to selling you financial products is at http://www.carbonindependent.org/index.html

This web-based tool allows you to estimate your annual CO2 emissions by
answering lots of questions about your lifestyle. This website was launched in February 2007 to give unbiased information on carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, and how to become independent of fossil fuels.  You might also be interested in the rest of the site, particularly the page on offsetting.

2. An online CO2 emissions calculator tied to selling you financial products, for comparison
http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

This web-based tool allows you to estimate your annual CO2 emissions by answering lots of questions about your lifestyle. Note that this is provided by a company that is trying to sell carbon offsets so don’t pledge to do so unless you agree this is an acceptable approach.  If you wish to use sites, like this without revealing personal information, you could consider using a browser such as Tor.

3. An academic paper on the effectiveness of different CO2 reduction strategies:

The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations
miss the most effective individual actions.   The article considers a broad range of individual lifestyle choices and calculates their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries, based on 148 scenarios from 39 sources.

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

4. An easier-to-read summary of the above is here.

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-effective-individual-tackle-climate-discussed.html

Do let us know how you get on and what changes you are planning / have made.  We’d love to hear from you.
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