Summary: At the CoolClimate Network website below, complete the calculator by starting with ‘Get Started’ and then proceed to the categories ‘Travel’, ‘Home’, ‘Food’ and ‘Goods’. For each category enter your personal data (if you aren’t sure of an answer, just use the default values in the calculator) until you complete the calculator and can view your information at the ‘Your Footprint’ bar chart on the right side of the page. Note: You can learn more about the information being requested if you click on the ? symbol to the right of each category. Then, at the last tab called ‘Take Action’, choose 5 of your favorite actions to reduce your impact (you can click on the down arrows at each option to personalize your data). Assume that expense isn’t an issue and you can afford to pay for the 5 actions you are most interested in.
Action: Once you have completed the steps described above, write a minimum 500-word report describing your results from the calculator. In your report, be sure to include the following:
1. From your bar chart, the total tons of CO2eq/year that you emit and how your emissions compare to the average (in %) for the five categories (Travel, Home, Food, Goods and Services)
2. From the ‘Take Action’ category to reduce your impact, describe the 5 actions you selected and describe why you chose those particular actions. Also, describe the tons of carbon emissions saved and the dollars saved per year by selecting those options.