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  Although It might seem there's nothing you  can do about global warming locally. You think  the problem is just too big.

  As you know, we all contribute to the process  of global warming. All of us have a "carbon  footprint" the carbon dioxide emissions that  we help create when we drive, fly or use  electricity.

  The first step you can take to fight global  warming is to reduce your carbon footprint  through conservation. Drive less. Turn down  the thermostat. and Buy locally produced  goods.


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Carbon Calculator!

What's Your Carbon Footprint?

Use our online calculator below to obtain an estimate of your Personal, Home, Office, or Organizations Carbon Footprint. Then move on to the next section of the calculator to explore actions you and/or your family can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs. For each action you choose to take, the calculator displays the amount of carbon you could avoid and how that amount relates to your total Carbon footprint.

Instructions for using the calculator:

  1. 1. Allow yourself a few minutes to enter the data.

  2. 2. To get the most accurate results, gather your recent electric, gas, and/or oil bills so you can use real numbers for your household’s energy consumption.

  3. 4. After entering data, use the TAB key to continue moving through the calculator.

  4. 5. The calculator is designed to give you a estimate of your total carbon footprint and the reduction you may achieve from taking certain actions.

Your Current Carbon Footprint!

Step 1 of 2:
Your Current Household or Office Emissions
The Basics Enter your data Lbs of CO2 per Yr*

How many people are in your home, work in your office, or organization?

 
How do you heat your home or office ? Natural Gas
Electric Heat
Oil
 
Transportation
On average, how many miles do you put on ALL of your vehicle's ?


Per Week
Per Year

231 miles/week is about average in the US per vehicle.
What is the average gas mileage for ALL of your vehicles (miles per gallon) ?
If you don’t know your car’s fuel economy, look it up at fueleconomy.gov

13,337 pounds of CO2 (6.05 tons) is average per vehicle over a year.
Home or Office Energy
What is your average monthly natural gas bill?
$105 is average in the US for a house of 2 people.

12,120 pounds of CO2 (5.5 tons) is average for a house of two people per year.
What is your average monthly electric bill?
$100 is average in the US for 2 people.

17,940 pounds of CO2 (8.14 tons) is average for a house of two people per year.
What is your average monthly fuel oil bill?
$130 is average in US for 2 people.

15,979 pounds of CO2 (7.25 tons) is average for a house of two people per year.
Waste
Based on the # of people listed, box on right shows your carbon from waste.  Total Waste Emissions Before Recycling
2,226 pounds of CO2 (1.01 tons) is average for a house of 2 people per year.
Recycle ?    
Do you recycle newspaper? Yes  No 
Pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Do you recycle glass? Yes  No 
Pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Do you recycle plastic? Yes  No 
Pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Do you recycle aluminum and steel cans? Yes  No 
Pounds of carbon dioxide per year
   Total Waste Emissions After Recycling
Pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Your Total Emissions
Use this figure to pay for your offsets The calculator provides a estimate of your total carbon footprint
45,733 pounds of CO2 (20.75 tons) is average in the US for a house of two people per year.
Step 2 of 2:
What You Can Do To Reduce Your Emissions
Over the Road
   

Amount of CO2 you can avoid per year

Are you in the market for a new car? Buy a vehicle that will get better miles per gallon than your current one.
more miles per gallon. The Fuel Economy Web site can help you find efficient vehicles.

pounds of CO2

percent of your total emissions

Reduce the number of miles you drive by running errands, combine trips. Use mass transit, car pool, telecommute, bike or walk.


Miles reduced

Per Week

Per Year 


pound of CO2

percent of your total emissions
At Your Home or In the Office
   

Amount of CO2 you can avoid per year

Turn down the thermostat by degrees Fahrenheit on winter nights.

Dropping the heat at night can make a difference.
pounds of CO2

percent of your total emissions
If you replace 75watt incandescent bulbs with 25-watt ENERGY STAR lights. (Enter the number of bulbs you will replace.) You'll get the same amount of light for less energy and lower monthly bills. By replacing the five most frequently used lights in your home, you can save $60 each year in energy costs.
pounds of CO2

percent of your total emissions
Replace your refrigerator with a new ENERGY STAR model. Will you take this action?
Yes   No
New refrigerators, especially ENERGY STAR models, cost much less to operate than old ones.
pounds of CO2

percent of your total emissions
Replace old gas/oil furnace/boiler with a ENERGY STAR model. Will you take this action?
Yes  No 
New models are much more efficient and cheaper to run.
pounds of CO2

percent of your total emissions
Turn up your thermostat by degrees Fahrenheit in summer.
You'll save money as well as reduce your emissions.
pounds of CO2

percent of your total emissions

Replace old single-glazed windows with ENERGY STAR windows. Will you take this action?
Yes   No

This step can save you a bundle in cold or hot climates.


pounds of CO2

percent of your total emissions
Waste
Based on your selection, you indicated you don't recycle newspaper, glass, plastic. Are you willing to recycle this material ?
Yes  No 
Pounds of CO2 per year

percent of your total emissions
Would you also start to recycle magazines ? Yes  No 
Pounds of CO2 per year

percent of your total emissions
Your Total Emissions
Taking all the actions listed above, you'd reduce your carbon by
pounds per year

percent of your total emissions
Your new total annual CO2 footprint would be
pounds per year
Use this figure if you are truly going to implement all the above items to your yearly reductions.

 

After you have finished calculating you carbon footprint you can select the appropriate link of Individual, Business, or Organization to purchase your Annual Carbon Offsets after selecting you desired link input you annual tonnage the click purchase!

*Emissions from waste and emissions savings from recycling are expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents.