My 2012 Carbon Footprint = 3.789 tonnes of CO2
I finally got around to calculating my carbon footprint for 2012, using Turn Back The Tide’s carbon calculator. Regular readers may remember Turn Back The Tide as the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s climate change public awareness initiative, which I helped launch in September.
So, without further ado, here it is:
My footprint is about a third of the provincial average, which I’m glad of. It was also increased quite a lot by the trip I took to Rio de Janeiro in June, to blog from World Environment Day for the United Nations Environment Programme and TreeHugger.com. As I was working through the calculator’s seven steps, inputting that trip created the biggest leap.
At the end, the tool provided me with tips for lowering my footprint next year:
All in all, a versatile and helpful resource. Again, if you’d like to check it out, click here. (Note, however, that certain values used in the calculator are specific to Newfoundland and Labrador.)