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How Can We Do Better?
- •Turning your thermostat down by 2 degrees.
- •Wearing clothes more than once before washing them.
- •Bike, walk or ride the bus to work!
- •Switch over to LED bulbs and smart appliances.
- •Try buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- •Use waxed cloth instead of plastic wrap for food.
- •Remember your reusable bags, mugs and cutlery for all outings.
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This climate+ package assumes a ~12 hour road trip with a mid size vehicle , going an average speed of 100km per hour. You and 3 of your best friends are eating a mix of fast food and other moderately unhealthy dietary choices.
|0.6024 MT CO2
|0.00288 MT CO2
|0.00064 MT CO2
|1.24992 MT CO2
The average car uses about 404 grams of CO2 per mile. To translate from miles to kilometres, we divide miles by 1.609, and simultaneously divide grams by 1.609. This means the average car uses about 251 grams of C02 per kilometer.
(divide by 1.609) 1: 404grams (divide by 1.609)
If you are driving at 100km per hour for the duration of the trip, the drive would be 1,200km. In order to get the total grams of CO2 we multiply 251grams by 1,200km by 2 ways.
251 grams per kilometer x 1200 km x 2 ways = 602,400 grams CO2
To get from grams to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001and get 0.6024 MT CO2.
602,400 grams CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.6024 MT CO2
On average burgers emit 3kg of CO2. If each friend orders 2 burgers on the trip this will equal 24kg of CO2.
3kg x 4 friends x 2 times = 24kg CO2
In order to convert kg CO2 to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.001which means the burgers emit 0.024 MT CO2.
24kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.024MT CO2
Each can of Coca Cola emits 360g CO2. If each of you and your friends each have 2 coca colas over the duration of the trip you would emit 2,880 grams of CO2.
360grams CO2 x 4 friends x 2 drinks = 2,880 grams CO2
In order to convert grams into metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001and get 0.0028 MT CO2
2,880 grams CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.00288 MT CO2
Every bag of chips emits 80 grams of carbon. If you and your friends eat 8 bags of chips during the car ride you would emit 640 grams CO2
80grams x 8 bags = 640 grams CO2
In order to convert grams into metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001which equals 0.00064 MT CO2
640grams x 0.000001 = 0.00064 MT CO2
Hotels emit about 31kg of CO2 per room per night. Assuming each of you have your own room, this would mean 4 rooms over 5 nights, so a total of 20 nights. These 20 nights would equal 620kg CO2.
20 nights x 31kg per night = 620kg CO2
In order to convert kg into metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.001 and we get a total of 0.62 MT CO2.
620kg x 0.001 = 0.62MT CO2
In total this care trip would emit about 1.24992 MT CO2
0.6024 MT + 0.024MT + 0.00288 MT + 0.00064 MT + 0.62 MT= 1.24992 MT CO2
Link - Car Emissions - https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle
Link - Chip Emissions - https://www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/02/17/bag-walkers-crisps-83g-fat-80g-co2
Link - Hotel Emissions - https://considerategroup.com/carbon-emissions/