I’m not one to fall prey to rhetoric, and there is much more to the global warming debate than meets the eye, but that doesn’t mean that understanding, tracking, and reducing our own ecological footprint is not a worthwhile endeavor. If you’re interested in your resource use and its potential effect on our planet, use the various calculators below to give yourself an idea of where you stand:
How much CO2 and other greenhouse gasses (CO2e) do your activities create? Fill in the blanks in our CO2 emissions calculator to find out.
How many Earths would be needed if everyone on the planet enjoyed your standard of living?
How much do you spend on your commute? It may be more than you think. Use the calculator below to find out the cost of a drive-alone commute.
The following questions will give you an idea of what are the larger energy consumers in your home, and will help you to determine which appliances deserve your energy-savings efforts.
This survey looks at a few of your major transportation environmental impacts. It looks at your contributions to carbon dioxide, oil, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, and nitrogen oxide pollution.
Use the FoodNews Produce Scanner to see how many and which pesticides likely came along for the ride from the market.
The following questions will give you an idea how your purchasing and disposal methods affect your personal environmental impact.