There are two ways we can calculate your carbon footprint at home. The best way is if you know how much energy you use per month.
If you don't know how much energy you use, no problem! Just tell us the type and size of house, fuel for heating and when your house was built.
We'll then either estimate your energy consumption or use your monthly figures to calculate the carbon footprint of your household.
Finally we suggest the number of trees you could plant over a particular of time to greatly reduce your carbon impact.
There are lots of ways to travel that don't involve a car! And when you do need to get behind the wheel, a few small changes can make a big difference.
Seal doors and windows properly and improve overall insolation in your home to reduce the amount of heat lost.
Install solar panels that could provide renewable electricity for your home.
Hang your clothes out to dry instead of using the tumble dryer.
LED lights use up to 85% less energy, last up to 25 times longer and are cheaper to run.
Install a low-flow showerhead to reduce how much hot water you use.
Turn off your appliances at the power outlet to use less energy. Next best thing? Put them in sleep mode.
Wash at 30°C instead of 40°C to use 38% less energy. Or 20°C to reduce energy use by 62%. That's like taking 634,000 cars off the road!
Do some research and, if possible, pick an energy supplier that runs on renewables.
Don't set temperatures lower than you need. Use less energy with the recommended 1-3°C for your fridge and -18°C for your freezer.
Desktop computers take more energy to run than a laptop, so consider switching if possible.
Cut your daily shower from eight to four minutes and save up to 350 kilograms of CO2 a year.
Raise the temperature on your heating thermostat in winter and raise it in summer. In hot weather, use a fan that uses less electricity.
Offsetting is such a problematic term. At EcoTree, we aim to help people practically and financially towards a greener future. Individually, we'll never be able to completely offset or remove our footprint on the planet. We can't buy our way out of positive action going forward. But together, we can make a cleaner step in the right direction.
Reducing our carbon footprint is essential in the fight against global warming. We know that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by our activities are partly responsible for climate change. Calculating theCO2 emissions of your car can be interesting. Cars are still the main source ofCO2 emissions for the French. On average, cars produce 0.259 kg ofCO2 per km, which is an average of 2 tonnes ofCO2 per year per person. The emission factor of a diesel engine is higher than that of a petrol engine. However, as diesel cars use less fuel, the GHG output of a diesel car is not higher than that of a petrol car. However, diesel cars do emit fine particles when burning diesel fuel. However, a car running on diesel produces 20% lessCO2 than a car running on petrol. Pollution from electric cars is generated in a different way. An electric car emits much less GHG than a combustion engine car, but 75% of its ecological footprint is due to its manufacturing process. It is the design of the lithium batteries that generates the largest share of CO2 emissions. This is why we are not proposing carbon offsetting for individuals, but to raise awareness of the daily impact of using one's vehicle. The aim is to limit the use of one's own vehicle and to adopt eco-driving when this is the only option. Saving the planet is everyone's business and the result of small daily actions.
The first thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint is reduce emissions. Here's why owning one of our trees should be the next thing...
We are foresters. Proper, certified, passionate ones! So we don't just plant trees, we nurture forests that provide vital sustainable timber resources.
EcoTree forests are vital carbon sinks, where trees are sustainably managed to contribute to the fight against climate change over their lifetime.
Biodiversity is at the heart of our forestry. By becoming a tree owner, you're preserving the forest home of many vital plants and animals.
The benefits are all yours! It's your tree, so it's your contribution to carbon capture, your biodiversity haven and your profit when the tree is cut.
We're here on the other end of the internet, happy to answer questions about calculating carbon footprints or our growing movement.