Quick Carbon Calculator
Welcome to the Resurgence Quick Carbon Calculator. This calculator allows you to do a quick calculation of your annual CO2 emissions, without having to refer to your energy bills. If you know your energy bills and would like a more accurate calculation, you may prefer to use the Full Resurgence Carbon Calculator which will give a more detailed and accurate result. The full calculator also provides notes on the calculations.
Here you have it. Your personal annual carbon dioxide emissions. Aproximately. Whatever they are, don't feel guilty about it! We have all developed our lifestyles without knowing that CO2 emissions were a problem. If you want to reduce your carbon footrpint, start at your current level, and try to reduce it by 4% per year. Then you will be playing your part in the national effort. And you will find it surprisingly easy.
To put this in context, national average emissions are 10 tonnes per person per year. In 2004 the UK government pledged to cut emissions by 20% by 2012 to around 8 tonnes per capita. They have now pledged 80% reductions by 2050 to around 2 tonnes per capita, which is the sustainable CO2 quota per global capita.
For tips on how to reduce your CO2 emissions and improve your quality of life you can download my booklet The Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles for free from www.lowcarbonlifestyle.org/guide.
North Devon, 2009
- The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (www.defra.gov.uk)
- The National Energy Foundation (www.natenergy.org)
- The National Office of Statistics (www.statistics.gov.uk)
Mukti Mitchell is a carpenter, sailor and author who lives by the sea in North Devon. He designed the Explorer zero-emission microyacht and sailed around Britain in 2007 to promote low carbon lifestyles, endorsed by HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Blair, David Cameron and leading environmental figures. For more information visit www.lowcarbonlifestyle.org or www.mitchellyachts.co.uk.