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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 an individual eats a burger twice per month during their 2am burger outing.
|Burger||0.072 MT CO2|
|Driving||0.024096 MT CO2|
|x 15 years|
|Total||1.44144 MT CO2|
Every burger emits between 2.85 and 3.1 kg of carbon.
If we take the average of these two numbers we get 2.98, so let's use an average of 3kg per burger
(2.85 + 3.1) / 2 = 2.975
In order to change from kilograms into metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.001
3kg x 0.001 = 0.003 MT of CO2
If we assume people eat about 2 per month, their burger addiction would be emitting
0.003 MT x 2 per month x 12 months per year = 0.072 MT CO2 per year
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 CO2 per kilometer.
(divide by1.609) 1: 404grams (divide by 1.609)
In order to change grams to metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.000001.
251grams x 0.000001 = 0.000251
Let’s assume the closest burger joint is 2.0 km away. 4.0 km round trip. This means that over one year, going 4.0 km, twice per month would equal 96km per year.
4.0 km away x 2 per month x 12 month= 96 km per year
In order to find the total carbon emissions, we multiply 96km by 0.000251
96km x 0.000251 MT = 0.024096 MT CO2
0.072 + 0.024096 = 0.096 MT CO2
Over fifteen years this would equal 1.44 MT CO2.
0.096 MT CO2 x 15 years = 1.44144 MT CO2
Link - Average Burgers Eaten - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/the-hidden-costs-of-hamburgers
Link - Car Emissions - https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle