With Earth Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to start thinking about our habits and what we can do to reduce our impact on our planet and its resources. Take a minute to try out these carbon and water footprint calculators.
Here are three great footprint calculators:
1. The EPA (or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) has created a comprehensive greenhouse gas emission calculator that can help you to estimate your household emissions, explore options to reduce your footprint, and see how much money you could save by taking action.
2. The next calculator comes to us from our friends at the Earth Day Network. This ecological footprint quiz is a fun, fast, and interactive calculator where you can create your own avatar and visualize your impact. At the end of the quiz, you will learn how many planets would be needed to maintain your current lifestyle.
3. For those of you who are interested in learning more about your water usage and how much water is going down the drain (pun intended), try out the GRACE Communications Foundation Water Footprint Calculator.
And remember, Earth Day is April 22, 2014! What are your sustainability goals or plans for the next year?
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