Our Carbon Footprint on 10:10

Publié le par Mana

To celebrate 10:10:10 I have calculated my new carbon footprint to compare it to last year calculation.


We have reduced our carbon footprint by 24% in only 10 months and will go even further after we install the Solar panels.



  CO2 (kg) %
Home 964 7.2%           Our bill have more than halves. See how here
Transport 8623 64.5%          2.3 t less than last year in total. No flight this year.
Food 1400 11.1%          We grow our fruits and veg.
Industry Share 2280 17.2%          
Grand Total 13367 kg
  13.3 tonnes for our family, 4.4 tonnes each.


  CO2 (kg)
Electricity 797 Why more than half less than 2009? Energy monitor and a new A rated fridge/Freezer
Gas 1533 Why 63% less than last year? Cavity wall, radiator panels, hot water jacket...
Wood 81 We are using mostly wood which would have otherwise been thrown away.
Home Total 2411
Personal Share 964


  CO2 (kg)
Car One 1720   I am sharing my car with WhipCac.com with neighbours.
Car Two 6880   Robin drives to work but his journees are logged on liftshare.com
Ferry 13   By not fliging this year we saved 2.8 tonne CO2
Nat. Rail  
Flights 0 0
Transport Total 8623


  CO2 (kg)
Diet 700   Eating less meat would reduce even more our carbon footprint
Sourcing 700   We grow most of our vegetable
Food Total 1400


  CO2 (kg) %
National Share 1000 7.5
Spending Habits 1280 9.6
Industry Total 2280

To put this in context, national average emissions are 8 tonnes per person per year. Our individual carbon footprint is 4.46 tonnes each and was 5.8 tonnes last year. The UK has pledged 80% reductions by 2050 to around 2 tonnes per capita, which is the sustainable CO2 quota per global capita.

We still have some work to do as a family to achieve it. We are going to install double glazing, draught proof the house and install Solar panels and we will get paid for the electricity we will produce. Those 3 things should be equivalent to 1.4 tonnes CO2 saved for our home. The only way we can achieve the 2 tonnes per capita is with big government input to improve public transport as the cost of travel is 64.5% of our carbon footprint.

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