I have calculated my Carbon Footprint.
My personal annual carbon dioxide emissions is approximately 15 Tonnes. I don't feel guilty about it! I have developed my lifestyle without knowing that CO2 emissions were such a problem, my house is old and energy inefficient and my family lives in the 4 corners of France. I will reduce my carbon footprint, starting at my current level, I will reduce it by 30% this year.
I will Fly less and make some home improvement.
My Carbon Summary
Here you have it.
To put this in context, national average emissions are 10 tonnes per person per year. As we are 3 we can considere that we have a share of 5.83 tonne CO2 each. In 2004 the UK government pledged to cut emissions by 20% by 2012 to around 8 tonnes per capita. They have now pledged 80% reductions by 2050 to around 2 tonnes per capita, which is the sustainable CO2 quota per global capita.
- The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (www.defra.gov.uk)
- The National Energy Foundation (www.natenergy.org)
- The National Office of Statistics (www.statistics.gov.uk)
For more information visit www.lowcarbonlifestyle.org or www.mitchellyachts.co.uk. Mukti Mitchell is a carpenter, sailor and author who lives by the sea in North Devon. He designed the Explorer zero-emission microyacht and sailed around Britain in 2007 to promote low carbon lifestyles, endorsed by HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Blair, David Cameron and leading environmental figures.