Carbon Footprint Calculator | Climate Change | US EPA

This carbon footprint calculator is set up for easy-to-use inputs for three sectors: home energy use, local transportation, and home waste generation.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Users need to have data on their own energy use (home electricity use, transportation cost, etc.) in order to use this tool.

The inputs would be most efficiently accomplished at home with assistance from parents, who can provide detailed information on utility bills, miles driven, recycling, etc.

Students may have a difficult time imagining that gas actually has weight. Use the value of 0.0855 lbs air/cubic foot to calculate how much air (in pounds) is in your classroom before students start using the calculator.