The average American contributes about 20 tons of heat-trapping carbon pollution to the atmosphere every year. To figure out how much you contribute, and how you could reduce your emissions, check out these links below to a few handy carbon calculators.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculator
Use this online calculator to obtain an estimate of your personal or family’s heat-trapping emissions. Then move on to the next section of the calculator to explore actions you and/or your family can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy costs.
The Nature Conservancy calculator
This calculator gives you real-time feedback on your emissions as you adjust your answers. Breaks emissions down by your activities, whether it's in a car, at home, or even going out for a meal, and gives you ways to reduce these emissions.
EarthLab Foundation calculator
The Earthlab Foundation features this comprehensive carbon and lifestyle calculator.
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CARMA -Carbon Monitoring for Action
CARMA is massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. Power generation accounts for 40% of all carbon emissions in the United States and about one-quarter of global emissions. CARMA is the first global inventory of a major, emissions-producing sector of the economy.
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