HOW BIG IS YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT??
Before thinking about efficient ways to reduce our impact on the planet, we need to know exactly how much our different behaviors impact our carbon footprint.
Our International Student Footprint Calculator will allow you to do just that! The questionnaire is divided into four parts: transportation, home energy and appliances, food and personal purchases.
Answer the questions as honestly as possible and keep an eye on your amount of CO2 release per year at the bottom of the screen as you continue. You may be alarmed at times by the results!
BRAND NEW VERSION OF THE CALCULATOR, WITH FULL MOBILE COMPATIBILITY AND UPDATED DATA NOW AVAILABLE (May 5, 2015)!
We offer (and strongly suggest that you use) the ability to register at the site, so that your data will be automatically saved as you progress. That way you can complete the calculator questionnaire in more than one sitting, and return anytime to explore all of the features of the calculator and to update your footprint calculation based on lifestyle changes.
Once you start the questions, keep in mind that it can take 25-30 minutes or more for English-proficient students to complete them (50 minutes for those for whom English is a second language [ESL]).
We suggest that students fill out this Calculator Prep Worksheet in advance, it will make the online calculation faster and more accurate.
For the new calculator version (May 2015), we do not yet have a dedicated source document posted - but all sources are available on demand during the calculations when you press the documentation button, which looks like this:
As of March 2013, a German language version of the calculator is available! (Flash only - no mobile version yet)
If you have problems with the new calculator version (May 2015), and/or you would prefer the older Flash version, we are archiving it at this link.
When you are ready to start your footprint calculation, click the button below...