For my class next thursday, I want everyone to calculate their Carbon Footprint. You may ask,” Lucas, what is a carbon footprint?”
A carbon footprint is “the total set of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product” (UK Carbon Trust 2008). An individual, nation, or organization’s carbon footprint is measured by undertaking a GHG emissions assessment.
Your hw is to calculate your individual family’s carbon footprint based on the GHC emissions assessment. You can do that here: http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx. I also want everyone to look up the carbon footprint of a product they use on a daily basis (make this something that may be unique to you so we get more diversity).
This can take some time and I know the great extent at which senioritis is creeping into our lives, so I am giving this to you a week early so you have ample time to prepare.
DO NOT discuss your carbon footprint with any classmates before class next thursday.
And make sure you have in your schedule that we are going hiking the following Saturday, which is the 11th I beleive.