Discussion time

timer Asked: Dec 15th, 2018
account_balance_wallet $15

Question description

This is a discussion question. Everything that is needed is listed below!

You have been learning in this module that there is more that each of us can do to help save biodiversity and restore the environment by being more thoughtful and educated about the choices we make when eating, shopping for food, cloths, household items, traveling, etc.

Have you ever wondered what is your household’s carbon footprint? Do you think that there might be some easy changes in your lifestyle that could reduce your carbon footprint while you do your part in helping our planet recover and making a good example in your neighborhood/community?

This discussion measures Module Outcome 2.

For this discussion, you will “stand in your truth” and estimate your (or your household) carbon footprint. You will then explore some actions that can reduce your footprint.

Use this carbon footprint calculator found on the Nature Conservancy (TNC) website and powered by the CoolClimate Network at the University of California at Berkeley

Make sure you complete all the steps:

Get Started – Travel – Home – Food – Shopping – Your Footprint – Take Action

You will see an estimate of your actual footprint in tons of carbon dioxide emitted by your household per year. You will also see an average of what other similar households in your area emit and also a percentage of how much your footprint is above or below that average. (Feel free to share these results in this discussion board if you would like.)

Next, run at least three different scenarios (for example where you make changes in the number of calories of the different food categories or reduce the car mileage while increasing public transportation mileage or how much you spend on cloths or appliances per month etc.). Note how your footprint changes and compares with similar households in your area.

Also, explore the list of options in the “Take Action” section of this footprint calculator and see how much you may reduce your footprint, the money saved, and the upfront cost of each change. Are any of these life style changes feasible for you and your family to implement in order to reduce your footprint? Know that there are a lot of different things that you and your family can do that couldn’t fit in a footprint calculator and starting small may be the best way for some of us. For example, here is another list (put together by the United Nations) of ways to be part of the solution for saving the planet and living more sustainably.

Even the World Health Organization (WHO) has a list of actions to reduce your footprint and which would help you protect your health from climate change: Reducing your carbon footprint can be good for your health [PDF, File Size 446 KB].

Tutor Answer

School: UT Austin

Please let me know if there is anything needs to be changed or added. I will be also appreciated that you can let me know if there is any problem or you have not received the work. Please let me know if there is anything needs to be changed or added. I will be also appreciated that you can let me know if there is any problem or you have not received the work Good luck in your study and if you need any further help in your assignments, please let me know Can you please confirm if you have received the work? Once again, thanks for allowing me to help you R MESSAGE TO STUDYPOOL NO OUTLINE IS NEEDED



Carbon footprint
Name of student
Institutional affiliation



Carbon footprint
People's daily activities do cause a lot of emissions of greenhouse exhaust gases from
driver whereby the burning of gasoline is required. The greenhouse gas that emitted vary on
occasion that it depends on an individual's location, lifestyle, and persona...

flag Report DMCA

Posted this and got four bids within 15 minutes. Clearly lots of tutors on the platform, quality was pretty legit too.

Similar Questions
Hot Questions
Related Tags

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors