Carbon Footprint Calculator - What's My Carbon Footprint ?
The above link will help you calculate your carbon footprint number in pounds of co2 per year. Mine number, four our household of three (though it didn't take into account that one of those three is only eight months old) was a 47. The US average is 80. It make me feel good to be below average, but at the same time I know that it's not enough. We have a compost, and we recycle everything that we can. We turn off lights when not in use and have fluorescent bulbs, but our house still uses A LOT of energy. We have an older home with outdated appliances. We desperately need new windows to cut down on our heat loss, and a new, more efficient ac unit and water heater. These things cost quite a bit, though, and we just don't have it...yet. We will eventually though.