Life's pleasures don't have to leave a carbon footprint on the planet. Purchasing this package helps sequester your carbon emissions for a week so you can make sure you're helping the planet while living your best life.
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 includes one month of driving, eating, shopping, phone use and household energy use.
|Driving||0.00731 MT C02|
|Food||0.0481 MT CO2|
|Energy||0.1442 MT CO2|
|Phones||0.1346 MT CO2|
|Shopping||0.1592 MT CO2|
|Netflix||0.0336 MT CO2|
|Total||0.38373 MT CO2|
Assuming the average Canadian drives 15,200km per year, we divide that number by 12 months and see that people drive 41.643km per day
15,200 km / 52 weeks = 292.31 km per week
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: 404 grams (divide by 1.609)
0.6214: 251 grams
Then we multiply 251 grams of C02/kilometer by 291.31 kilometres to see how many grams of CO2 are used per year.
251 grams of C02 / kilometer x 291.31 km = 73,118.81 grams of C02 per week
In order to change grams to metric tons, we multiply grams by 0.0000001. Here we get 73169.01 MT CO2 per week.
317,934.17 grams CO2 x 0.0000001= = 0.00731 MT C02 per week
The average person, with a diet including meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables and cereals emits 2.5 tons of CO2 per year.
This means that over one week an individual would emit 0.0481 MT CO2
2.5 MT CO2 / 52 weeks = 0.0481 MT CO2 per week
The average household emits 7.5 MT of CO2 per year including laundry, showers, heating and cooling and appliances.
This means that over one week an individual would emit 0.1442 MT CO2
7.5 MT CO2 / 52 weeks = 0.1442 MT CO2
If a person uses their phone for one hour per day over a year they would emit 1.4 tons of CO2.
The average person spends 3-5 hours per day on their phone. Which means over a year the average individual would emit 7 tons of CO2 for phone usage.
1.4 tons CO2 x 5 hours = 7 MT of CO2
If we divide 7 MT CO2 over a year by 52, we get emissions per week.
7 tons CO2 / 52 weeks = 0.1346 MT CO2
Let’s assume the average person shops for clothing about once per month.
We know the average plane emits 115grams of carbon per kilometer, let’s assume the clothing came from 6000km away.
115 grams CO2 per km x 6000km = 690,000 grams of CO2
To calculate how much this averages a week, we will calculate the yearly rate by multiplying by 12 and then dividing by the weekly rate of 52.
(690,000 grams of CO2 X 12) / 52 = 159,230 grams
In order to change grams of CO2 to metric tons of CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.0000001
159,230 grams of CO2 x 0.0000001 = 0.01592MT CO2
Every half hour of Netflix watched emits 1.6kg of CO2. Since the average person watches 1.5 hours of Netflix per day, we multiply emissions per hour, by hours per day to get total emissions per day.
1.5 hours per day is equal to 3,30 minute segments.
1.6kg CO2/ half hour x 3 half hours = 4.8kg CO2 per day
Over one week we would emit 33.6kg CO2.
4.8kg CO2 x 7 days = 33.6kg CO2 per week
In order to change kg of CO2 to metric tons of CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.001
33.6kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.0336 MT CO2
In total over one week the average person would emit 0.38373 MT CO2
0.007316 MT + 0.0481 MT + 0.1442 MT + 0.1346 MT + 0.01592 MT + 0.0336 MT CO2 = 0.38373 MT CO2
Link - Car Emissions - https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle
Link - Food Emissions - https://www.greeneatz.com/foods-carbon-footprint.html
Link - Phone Emissions - https://nypost.com/2019/05/01/a-year-of-cell-phone-use-emits-as-much-CO2-as-two-round-trip-flights/
Link - Household Emissions - https://www.ccfpd.org/Portals/0/Assets/PDF/Facts_Chart.pdf
Link - Carbon Emission of Planes - https://www.carbonindependent.org/22.html
Link - Carbon Emissions of Netflix - https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/half-hour-of-netflix-leads-to-emissions-of-1-6kg-of-co2-equivalent-climate-experts-11572240109579.html
Link - Average Time on Netflix - https://time.com/4186137/netflix-hours-per-day/