Measuring your environmental impact.
Want to know the size of your environmental footprint? These links share calculators that can estimate your impact and provide suggestions for change. All you need to do is collect your electric bills, average your transportation means, and estimate your other daily behaviors that affect the environment.
Grab your electric bills and calculate your personal car usage to compute your carbon emissions.
Then, read suggestions on how to reduce your impact.
When considering the cost of driving, most people only think about how much they pay for gas.
Drivers also pay to buy and maintain their car. This includes tune-ups, oil and tires, as well as the
cost of insurance, registration, and parking. Road construction and maintenance are indirect costs
that add up for a driver and a community’s financial burdens through taxes and fees.
In addition, there are quality of life costs that drivers and non-drivers alike pay to support
automobile transportation. These impacts are difficult to quantify, but a "green" change in everyday
habits can reduce air pollution, traffic congestion, stress, and lead to other health benefits.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology brings you Abogo. This tool lets you discover how transportation impacts the affordability and sustainability of where you live.
Use this calculator to estimate your personal green house gas emissions
and explore the impacts of taking various actions to reduce your emissions.
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