What Does Climate+ Mean?
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.
The Impact Of Trees
What Does Offsetting Mean To tentree?
Where Do We Plant Your Trees?
This climate+ package includes your little ones food, diapers, clothes, books, toys and their stroller for a year.
|Baby Food||3.285 MT CO2|
|Diapers||0.22 MT CO2|
|Clothes||7.176 MT CO2|
|Stroller||0.321 MT CO2|
|Books||0.054 MT CO2|
|Toys||0.0108 MT CO2|
|Total||11.0668 MT CO2|
The average baby drinks 750ml of milk per day, in order to convert this number into kilograms we use the conversion factor 0.001 and get 0.75kg
750ml of milk x 0.001 = 0.75 kg of milk
In order to calculate the total amount of milk over one year we multiple 0.75kg per day by 365 days.
0.75kg x 365days = 273.75 kg of milk per year
Each kg of milk generates 12 kilograms of CO2, so when we multiply 273.75 kilograms of milk by 12 kg we get the total CO2 emissions from milk.
273.75 kg of milk x 12 kg CO2 =3,285 kg CO2
In order to convert kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we will use the conversion factor 0.001 which gives us 3.285 MT CO2.
3,285 kg CO2 x 0.001 = 3.285 MT CO2
Over 2.5 years diapers emit 550kg of carbon emissions. This means over a year's time diapers would emit 220 kg CO2.
550 kg / 2.5 years =220 kg per year
In order to convert kilograms of CO2 into metric tons CO2 we will use the conversion factor 0.001which gives us 0.22 MT CO2 over a year.
220kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.22 MT CO2
Let’s assume your manufacturer is 7,800 kilometers away and since your baby is growing a lot, you get 8 shipments per year. Each kilometer of flying emits 0.000115MT CO2. Clothing total emissions would equal 7.176 MT CO2
7800km x 0.000115grams x 8= 7.176 MT CO2
The carbon emissions of a stroller is 321 kg CO2, in order to convert kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we will use the conversion factor 0.001, and we get a total of 0.321 MT CO2
321 kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.321 MT CO2
The carbon footprint of an individual book is 2.7kg CO2. Let's assume the average baby has 20 books at home. If we multiple 20 books by 2.7kg CO2 per book, we get 54kg CO2.
2.7kg x 20 books = 54 kg CO2
In order to convert kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we will use the conversion factor 0.001 which gives us 0.054 MT CO2
54kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.054MT CO2
Regular stuffed animals emit 0.8kg CO2 each and stuffed animals with a battery emit 1.4kg CO2 each.
Assuming a baby has 10 regular stuffed animals, and two stuffed animals with batteries, we would get a total of 10.8kg CO2.
(0.8kg CO2 x 10) + (1.4kg CO2 x 2) = 10.8 kg of CO2
In order to convert kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we will use the conversion factor 0.001 which gives us 0.0108 MT CO2.
10.8kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.0108 MT CO2
If we add all these components together we get a total of 11.0668 MT CO2
3.285 MT + 0.22 MT + 7.176 MT + 0.321 MT + 0.054MT + 0.0108 MT = 11.0668 MT CO2
Link - Formula Emissions - https://internationalbreastfeedingjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13006-019-0243-8
Link - Amount Formula Per Day - https://www.momjunction.com/breast-milk-calculator/#gref
Link - Diaper Emissions - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45732371
Link - Shipping Emissions - https://www.carbonindependent.org/22.html
Link - Stroller Emissions - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10042857.2012.10685103
Link - Book Emissions - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255699164_Carbon_Footprint_Assessment_of_a_Paperback_Book
Link - Amount of Books - https://curiosity.com/topics/having-books-in-the-home-is-as-important-to-your-child-as-your-own-education-curiosity/
Link - Stuffed Animal Emissions - https://via.library.depaul.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1141&context=depaul-disc