Climate and Energy
"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy.
What a source of power!
I hope we don't have to wait 'til oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
- Thomas Edison
 

Personal Carbon Calculators

How much are your personal carbon emissions?
Try these out, and use the one you like.

All Countries:

World Resources Institute
www.safeclimate.net/calculator

US:

Bonneville Environmental Foundation
www.greentagsusa.org/GreenTags/calculator_intro.cfm

Chuck Wright
www.chuck-wright.com/calculator_home.html

Clearwater
www.clearwater.org/carbon.html (MS Excel)

Climate Trust
www.carboncounter.org

Florida Int Univ, Dept Environmental Studies
www.fiu.edu/~envstud/labs/CO2Audit.htm

Global Learning (for schools)
www.globallearningnj.org/SchoolGHGcalculator.doc

La Canada High School, CA
www.lcusd.net/lchs/mewoldsen/Co2-consumption.htm

PBS Nova: Your Carbon Diet
www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming/carbon

Texas State Energy Conservation Office
www.infinitepower.org/calculators.htm

Vermont Earth Institute
www.vtearthinstitute.org/carbonwksht.html

Canada:

One Less Tonne
www.onelesstonne.ca

Britain:

Best Foot Forward
www.bestfootforward.com/carbonlife.htm

Climate Care
www.co2.org

Natural Energy Foundation
www.nef.org.uk/greencompany/co2calculator.htm

Japan:

Global Environment Information Centre
www.geic.or.jp/co2-cal

South Africa:

Forum for Economics and Environment
www.econ4env.co.za/calculator/calculator.html

Under Kyoto, we are asked to play our part as individuals, as well as seeking CO2 reductions in our schools, colleges, cities, businesses, industries and nations.

Here to help are some efficiency charts which you can print and glue onto a folded piece of cardboard. If you fill them in on a regular basis, you can watch your personal and household CO2 emissions, and track your improvements:

Vehicle Efficiency Chart (Metric)

Vehicle Efficiency Chart (US)

Buying a New Vehicle

Most efficient car calculator (Canada) http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/transportation/business/driver-educators.cfm?attr=8
Most efficient car calculator (US) www.fueleconomy.gov
Greener Cars www.greenercars.com
Electric, hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles www.evworld.com
Tailpipe Tally – How much does your Vehicle Pollute? www.environmentaldefense.org/TailpipeTally

Public Transport and Flying

Choose Climate Flying carbon calculator www.chooseclimate.org/flying