2 What is a Carbon footprint? Amount of carbon/greenhouse gas emissions produced in daily life by an individual, a household, a building or a company.Carbon footprint traps heat within the atmosphere which could have a serious impact on the global climate by raising global temperatures
4 How Carbon Footprints Work Carbon footprints measure how much carbon dioxide (CO2) we produce just by going about our daily lives.When fossil fuels burn, they emit greenhouse gases like CO2 that contribute to global warming.Ninety-eight percent of atmospheric CO2 comes from the combustion of fossil fuels
5 Carbon footprint of items Leaving the lights onA forest fireA BurgerA bottle of water2.5 acres of deforestationUsing a cell phoneA computerInternational flightA pint of beerCycling a mileManufacturing a carA web searchWalking through the doorA bananaSpending 1$Road trip10 lbs of trash
6 Carbon Footprint – 3 Scopes Scope 1: Direct EmissionsScope 2: Indirect Emissions (Purchased energy)Scope 3: Other Indirect EmissionsRemember: there are three levels (scopes) to a green house gas/carbon footprint calculation.
7 Scope 1: Direct Emissions Relatively easy:Combustion SourcesSite owned vehiclesOn site electrical generationCFC and HFC losses from refrigeration equipmentSulfur hexafluoride losses from electrical equipment
8 Scope 2: Indirect Emissions – Purchased Energy Relatively easy:Emissions from consumption of purchased utilities:Typically electricityCould be steam or high temperature hot waterCould be negative (ex: electricity from landfill gas)June 2, 2009
9 Scope 3: Other Indirect Emissions Can be very difficult:Transportation of purchased material or goodsEmployee business travelEmployee commuting impactsOutsourced workEmissions from finished productsTransportation of wasteVegetation & TreesScope 3 has various challengesBoundary issuesCan be a magnitude higher than Scope 1 and 2Costly value chain analysis
10 Global WarmingAn increase in the Earths temperature has been observed during the past decades, believed to be due to increase of Carbon dioxide (CO2)
11 Carbon foot prints resulting in - Global Warming Catastrophechanges in rainfall patterns (more rain in some places, less rain in others)Higher temperature on landmelting of ice worldwide which could result in a rise in sea levels.Severe weather conditions,Sea level increase,Health effect,Change in agricultural pattern,
12 Context for numbers1 gram of CO2e would be produced if you burned a pea sized blob of gasoline1 Kilogram (2 lbs) of CO2e would be produced if you burned 2 cups of gasoline1 Ton of CO2e would be produced if you burned 60 gallons of gasoline
13 Let’s determine your Carbon FootPrint The smaller your footprint, the better!
15 Reducing Carbon footprints Get active, Hear it share itKnow what damage you're doing and get to be an expert!Why drive when you can walk?Make your own climate!Turn the heating down in winter. If you're cold, wear more clothes!Turn the air conditioning down in summer or use a fan.
16 Reducing Carbon footprints Shop locally by affecting to reduce goodsimport Travelling lightGet your parents to change their driving habits... and their car.Solar energy is freeEating: Learn to grow and cook!Decrease using processed food, help reducing your carbon foot print
17 Take the environment challenges! To make a difference Reduce WasteReduce Energy UseIncrease BiodiversityReduce Car TravelReduce Water UseIncrease GardeningHow to protect biodiversity in your schoolyard and environsProtecting and restoring native vegetation, invertebrates and animals in your school environment will help to maintain healthy soil, water and air.
18 Reducing Carbon footprints Reduce, reuse, recycle:Turn off and shut it!Using renewable energy sources such as solar power, hydropower and wind energy can reduce our carbon footprint. If you don't buy so much stuff in the first place, then you don't need to reuse or recycle it. Reuse whatever you can (like plastic supermarket bags). If you can't reuse something, Recycle it!
19 RecyclingRecycling common goods such as aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles and paper reduces greenhouse gas emissions and consumes less energy by cutting down on the amount of manufacturing required to create an object from raw materials. Reusing and recycling products reduces carbon footprint.
20 Methods of Reduction Unplugging appliances when not using them turning out lights when you leave the roomtaking a bus, train or plane instead of a carcarpooling with other families and using bicycles when possible are some other methods of reducing carbon footprintto plant trees wherever possible since trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen into the atmosphere
21 Reduce Carbon footprints with renewable energy sources Using renewable energy sources such as solar power, hydropower and wind energy can reduce our carbon footprint.
22 Alternate Energy Any form of energy that does not come from fossil fuels.Alternative energy sources produce energy without the damaging or harmful by-products common when burning fossil fuelsAlternative energy sources are renewable and are thought to be "free" energy sources.
23 Sources of Alternative energy Tidal EnergyWind EnergyGeo thermal EnergySolar Energy
24 Sources of Alternative energy Bio Fuel EnergyNuclear EnergyHydro electric Energy
25 Alternative Energy is the future of energy Alternative energy is clean, sustainable and better for our national security