I filled out the EPA Carbon Footprint Calculator, and was interested to learn different strategies to reduce my annual household carbon output. The process of filling out the fields doesn’t take very long, although some of the questions are a bit difficult to answer. The calculator is flexible with many answers, allowing different values to be entered (e.g. dollars spent, or kilowatt hours used). Midway through the process, the calculator offers several suggestions on how you can commit to a lower CO2 footprint, including calculating the CO2 savings.
At the end of the process, my results were:
Current Household Emissions: 3,816
Reduced Emissions Pledge: 2,673