Water Footprint Calculator
Many of you would have heard or actually tried to calculate your carbon footprint by now, but have you thought about your water footprint? Whether it is your home, garden, office, diet, or daily work, take the pledge today to cut your water footprint by 20%. You would be saving money on your monthly bill and helping to conserve one of our most precious natural resource - fresh water.For example, in Hong Kong, more than 20% of the water is lost in "transit" on the way via pipes to your home. So think about the way you use water.
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5 Easy Ways to Save Energy
By Sara Novak, Planet Green
Here are some quick and easy ways to downsize your electricity bill really fast:
- 1. Plug everything into power strips and turn them off when you leave everyday.
- 2. Control your thermostat and dress for economic success, which means heavier pajamas. Get under the blankets at night and turn the heat off if you can. You save $114 annually by adjusting your thermostat three degrees.
- 3. Use candle light. It’s so much more relaxing and it doesn’t take any energy at all. If you’re just sitting around watching television turn off the lights and enjoy some soy candles.
- 4. Don’t buy a television for every room. They suck up way too much energy.
- 5. Use the most energy efficient appliances in the kitchen like the slow cooker instead of the stove. When compared to a conventional oven which uses 2.7 pounds of CO2 for one hour of use, a slow cooker uses .9 pounds of CO2 for seven hours of use. Buy energy efficient appliances.
Carbon Footprint Calculators
Calculate using this simple test to know how much carbon emissions your daily activities make up here
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What is your carbon footprint?
You can take individual action on climate change and the best way to start is to understand the size of your carbon footprint, which is the amount of carbon emissions that result directly and indirectly from your daily activities and lifestyle.
By calculating your carbon footprint, you can find out which activity generates more carbon emissions and take steps to change your lifestyle accordingly and reduce your emissions.
There are several online carbon footprint calculators that help you calculate your emissions and compare with the rest of the world. However, your carbon footprint may vary according to the calculator you use as these calculators vary by country, by activity and by the methodology behind the calculations.
What you can do is to calculate your carbon footprint using different calculators and take the average. Here are some online carbon footprint calculators:
- SEC Climate Portal (for Singapore)
- Singapore Polytechnic (for Singapore)
- My Carbon Footprint by Hemispheres Foundation (for Singapore)
- The GreenAsia Group (includes Singapore)
- BP Energy Calculator (includes Singapore)
- Carbon Footprint
- Friends of the Earth (UK)
- Resurgence Carbon Calculator
- The CarbonNeutral Company
- WWF Footprint Calculator
- Zerofootprint (supported by Earth hour)
Most of these websites offer carbon offsetting schemes, where you can buy carbon offsets to neutralise your carbon emissions as the payment is used to fund carbon-reducing projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. You should first find ways to reduce your carbon footprint before offsetting your remaining emissions. Also, choose carbon offsets that meet standards such as the Voluntary Carbon Standard and the Gold Standard VER.
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