How to Calculate Carbon Footprint

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to calculate carbon footprint. The online carbon footprint tool helps you calculate your impact on the climate. It estimates the total number of tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases our choices create each year.


Step 1 – Go to nature.org

Follow this step by step guide to learn how to calculate carbon footprint.
First of all, open a web browser of your choice and insert the following in the address bar:
Nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/index.htm

Open Natural Conservancy

Step 2 – Choose the number of members in your household

This will open up the web page of nature conservancy. Their aim is to protect the nature and preserve life. Their online carbon footprint tool helps you calculate your impact on the climate. It estimates the total number of tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases our choices create each year. In order to get started, choose the number of members in your household. Also, you can calculate the impact for yourself alone or your entire household. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will select 4 and then click on the “for my household” button.

Specify household members

Step 3 – Home Energy

In the next page, select where you live. Next, you’d be asked to select the household type and the number of bedrooms available at your place. Then you’d have to answer questions regarding your home energy as truly as possible. There will be three questions with three options for each. Options will range from environment friendly measures to no precautionary measures.

Home Energy Impact

Step 4 – Driving & Flying

Once you are done, go to the driving & flying tab. Here select, the vehicle that you drive and then answer the questions below to record your driving and flying impact.

Driving & Flying

Step 5 – Food & Diet Impact

Next, go to the food & diet tab and answer the questions here in order to calculate your food & diet impact. Once you have answered the questions for the recycling & waste tab, click on the results tab.

Answer Food & Diet questions

Step 6 – View behavior breakdown

On the results page, you’d have pie charts from where you can compare your behavior breakdown against the U.S Average behavior breakdown. You can view the average carbon and calculate & compare the individual stat with the normal trend.

Compare behavior with US Average Behavior

Step 7 – View Carbon Footprint calculation

On the right hand side, you’d have the final carbon footprint calculator results. There, you can compare your household gas emissions from that of the US. Furthermore, you can compare your household average with the world average as well. Carbon Footprint can be calculated in this manner.

Compare Gas Emissions