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Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

By ROB MAYEDA
Updated 3:15 PM PST, Fri, Oct 1, 2010

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What's a carbon footprint? This website, put together by the folks at UC Berkeley, will teach you what it is and guide you through the steps to give you a better understand of how much transportation, packaging and consuming requires large resources of energy before reaching you.

Take me to the carbon footprint calculator

Given our commuting style and high consumption of pre-packaged goods, we are among the world's leaders in carbon emissions per ton/year. 

What I like about this site is that it can help guide you through some choices and alternatives to help you adjust your consumption habits and suggest solutions.

First Published: Oct 1, 2010 1:44 PM PST
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