What life/family situation(s) cause you to create the most CO2?

Assignment 1: CARBON FOOTPRINT & CLIMATE CHANGE
(75 pts PDF + 25 pts Discussion Post)
Discover how sustainable your lifestyle is. Complete a written summary report (1 page, single space) that includes the following two paragraphs and TURN IN A PDF (75 pts) version in Canvas and POST your news article in the DISCUSSION (25 pts):
CARBON FOOTPRINT: Estimate your effect on the planet by calculating how many tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) you create by taking at least TWO online carbon calculator assessments and comparing and summarizing from both. Here are some suggested websites (Google search Carbon Calculator):
http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/ (Links to an external site.)
http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/carboncalculator (Links to an external site.)
https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/ (Links to an external site.)
Use the following guidelines:
“For My Household”, then divide by the people to get your individual portion
Toggle through all the tabs (Home Energy, Driving & Flying, etc.) and get to results.
Energy bills – estimate your household electric and natural gas bills
Prepare a Short PARAGRAPH self assessment that includes the following:
Your total Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Tons of CO2 per year) – give best fair estimate for your individual usage (you may need to separate out some numbers).
Explain how you compare to the US Average (20 tons) and the Industrial World Average (11 tons) or Developing World Average (4 tons)
What life/family situation(s) cause you to create the most CO2?
What areas could use the most focus and improvement?
ANTHROPOCENE-RELATED CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABILITY FROM CURRENT NEWS:
Our online media is filled with many articles on Climate Change and much of it is attributable to human activity or related to Environmental Sustainability. Find a recent article (from the last 3 months), read it, post the link in the Discussion, share it with your classmates, and make a brief comment on the article that identifies key ideas related to the LECTURE. You CANNOT REPEAT an article posted by another student (find a different one). In addition to posting a unique article link, include a brief paragraph to explain how the article relates to the Lecture.
TURN in a PDF of your two paragraphs (1 page).
You can Copy/Paste your news article paragraph in the appropriate Discussion Board (25 pts)
CONCLUSIONS: What you learned about yourself and the environment? How light are you on the planet? What did you learn about how human activities impact the earth?

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