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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.
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This climate+ package assumes a year of craft beer, cappuccinos, avocados, paperback books and vinyls.
|Craft Beer||0.1976 MT CO2|
|Cappuccino||0.12925 MT CO2|
|Paperback Books||0.27 MT CO2|
|Vinyls and CDs||0.133 MT CO2|
|Daily Avocado||0.3089 MT CO2|
- Packaging 168g CO2 per beer
- Beer Itself 113g CO2 per beer
- Brewery 42g CO2 per beer
- Transport 1.8g CO2 per beer
- In store 150g CO2 per beer
168g + 113g + 42g + 1.8g + 150g = 474.8 = 475g per bottle of beer
Let’s assume the average young person has about 8 beers per week.
475grams x 8 per week x 52 weeks per year = 197,6000 g CO2
In order to change this number from grams CO2 to metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.0000001 and get 0.1976 MT CO2 per year.
197,600grams CO2 x 0.0000001 = 0.1976 MT CO2 per year
A Cappuccino emits 235grams of CO2. Let's assume most people have one or two per day, so about 550 per year. Over a year emissions would equal 129,250grams CO2.
235grams CO2 x 550 per year = 129,250 grams CO2 per year.
In order to change this number from grams CO2 to metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.0000001 and get 0.12925
129,250g CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.12925 MT CO2 per year
The carbon footprint of an individual book is 2.7 kg CO2 per book. Hipsters love paperbacks, so let’s assume they have 100 paperback books.
2.7kg CO2 x 100 = 270kg CO2
In order to change from kg to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.001 and get approximately 0.27 MT CO2
270kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.27 MT CO2
Vinyls and CDs
The carbon emission of an individual CD or vinyl is 1,330 grams CO2. Let’s assume a hipsters vinyl collection is 100 records, this would mean the collection emits 133,000 grams CO2
1,330g CO2 per record x 100 records = 133,000g CO2 for the records
In order to change from grams to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001 and get 0.133 MT CO2
133,000g CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.133 MT CO2
Two avocados emit 846.36g CO2.
A hipster loves avocados so let’s assume they eat two per day. This means they would emit a total of 308,921 grams of CO2 per year.
846.36g CO2 x 365 days per year = 308,921.4 g CO2 per year
In order to change from grams to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001 and get approximately 0.3089 MT CO2.
308,921.4 g CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.3089214 MT CO2 = about 0.3089 MT CO2
0.1976 MT + 0.12925 MT + 0.27 MT + 0.133 MT + 0.3089 MT = 1.03875MT CO2
Link - Coffee Emissions - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/green-living-blog/2010/jun/17/carbon-footprint-of-tea-coffee
Link - Avocado Emissions - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/revealed-the-enormous-carbon-footprint-linked-to-eating-avocado-a3591501.html
Link - Book Emissions - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255699164_Carbon_Footprint_Assessment_of_a_Paperback_Book
Link - CD and Vinyl Emissions - https://www.mlive.com/mediumfidelity/2009/10/your_musical_carbon_footprint.html