Carbon Footprint calculators are a quick and informative way to get a glimpse into how much energy you are consuming, and how much you’re contributing to greenhouse gas emissions each year (on an individual or household level). These calculators also show how you stack up against an average household (or individual), so that you can get a sense of where you rank. CO2 calculators often provide tips on ways to reduce your emissions, based on your input, and are often simple suggestions, such as unplugging unused electronics, turning off your computer when not in use, or making sure your car tires are filled to the appropriate pressure.
There are a wide variety of websites out there with CO2 calculators, but one of the better and more intuitive ones I found was on the Nature Conservancy website >>
I found it very interesting that the average world household score is pretty low, but not too surprising I suppose. Here’s how I stacked up:
So check it out for yourself…see how you stack up, and see if there are any simple ways you can help reduce your carbon footprint!