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What is Your Carbon Footprint?

Image from blog Esturirafi. Used with permission.

Today it is becoming increasingly common to hear about climate change, a topic everybody talks about but are rarely aware of its real impact. We've heard many times that we are all contributing to the destruction of the planet, but how can we know the footprint we are leaving behind? This is the question that Ruth Abrain Sanchez asks on her blog:

Para qué sirve

A nivel personal: para saber cuál es tu impacto sobre el medio ambiente. Por ejemplo, si consumes mucha electricidad y vas siempre en coche tu huella será alta. Es una manera situarnos en la escala eco-friendly :-)

What is this for

On a personal level: to know what is the impact on the environment. For instance, if you consume to much electricity and always go on car, your footprint will be very high. It's a way to place ourselves on the eco-friendly scale :-)

In this eco-blog, we see some guidelines to calculate our carbon footprint (CO2 produced all along our life) and become as eco-friendly as possible.

As the blogger tells us, we only need three steps to get to the result: the first would be gathering data, such as electricity, water, gas, etc. We go on looking for the factors, that is, to know the total CO2 per consumption, and finally, a calculation with this formula: Carbon footprint = Amount x Release factor.

With this simple yet useful information we come closer to the environment, aware of the damage we cause, and can try to reduce them as much as possible.

You can follow Ruth Abrain on Twitter.

This post was part of the twenty-sixth #LunesDeBlogsGV (Monday of blogs on GV) on October 27, 2014.
  • mememine

    Prove the denier voting majority wrong;
    NEVER has science ever said “proven” in 32 years even though it’s a “possible threat to the planet” and if it’s the sacred scientific method that won’t allow them to say it then prove any climate scientist ever said it.YOU conservative hating fear mongers can say it’s “proven” but science can’t? That is why it’s called “belief”.
    You “believers” exaggerate and threaten billions of children just so you can hissy fit hate Republicans.
    Who’s the neocon?
    YOU don’t get to fear monger our children until science says so no matter how much you hate conservatives.

    • CB

      This account is fully-automated Climate Denier propaganda. Please downvote and flag for spam.

      Mod, please permanently terminate access.

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