An important step in achieving green living at home (and out and about) is knowing where you stand right now because then you can start to make lifestyle changes. Are you already super green? Could you be greener. Are you wasting way more resources than necessary?
Calculating your carbon footprint can help you figure all this out. A carbon footprint is pretty simple. It’s just a scoring system that can show you which resources you use up while living, working and even while playing. Carbon footprints are not an exact science, but can be useful for a family trying to green up their lifestyle.
Most carbon calculators take the following into account…
- Energy use
- Commute times
- Where you live and work
- How much you recycle
- Vacation carbon (or general travel) say on an airplane
- Energy bill costs
- And more
Most carbon footprints test are free and usually only take about 3-5 minutes. Once you have your carbon footprint score, you’ll know if you’re doing well or if you need to buckle down and work harder at green living – most sites offer tips for how to be more green after the test.
To calculate your own carbon footprint visit one of the following websites: