Whats your carbon footprint?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HennysMom, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

  2. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    49 for my family of 4.
  3. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Glenn Dale, MD
    26 for a household of 2. The national average is 53. You would think that was pretty good until you see that the planet average is 11. I realize this included persons with really different circumstances, but I think we will try to do a little better.
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    32 tons for household of 2.
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    64 (5 person household)---Mine
    130 United States Average (5 person household)
    28 World Average (5 person household)

    We would have been much better if we didn't eat meat and owned a newer home. But I don't see either of those things changing anytime soon.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ours was 26 for a two person household, however, the test wasn't one I could answer the way I wanted to. No, we dont have curlicue lights, but we rarely have lights on in the house and they are all low wattage bulbs-that type of thing.
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Here's mine for a family of 5

    Emissions Comparison Tons of CO2 eq/year

    59 Your Estimated Emissions (5 person household)----MINE

    130 United States Average per Person(5 person household)

    28 World Average per Person(5 person household)

    I guess to much of certain foods causes to much "Gas" [​IMG]
  8. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    37 for 3 people doesnt seem too bad
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    25 for me household of 1
  10. Western Chick

    Western Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Western MN
    Oh, I was thinking I was doing pretty good then I saw all you guys...My family of four was an 82.

    I agree with speckledhen though, there are a lot of things in there they don't account for- my biggest "pie piece" was the meals because we eat meat. We grow all of our meat ourselves (or get it by hunting and fishing) with the exception of a package of hot dogs every now and then (knowing that they're made of, I consider that to be recycling anyway).

    I don't buy organic because it has to be trucked in from who-knows-where. Plus, I grow a lot of our produce myself.

    We have an old and incredibly inefficient home that we heat almost entirely with wood that we harvest from fallen trees in our grove- I suppose the burning is a big no-no but it sure beats burning the oil shipped in from over-seas.

    Still, this was interesting, thanks for posting. It is definately an eye-opener compared to the world average!

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