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General Ecology (PCB 4044C) Assignment #5: Your carbon footprint Due at the beginning of class, Thursday, February 23, 2010 You will need internet access to complete this assignment . First, go to the BP website and find the energy/carbon calculator under Quick Links. There are 2 versions one with Flash software and one without. Use whichever one works on your computer. Here is the page: http://www.bp.com/iframe.do?categoryId=9023118&contentId=7045317 1. What is the size of your carbon footprint? Please follow the online guide and answer the questions to come up with this calculation. If you have roommates, you should include them in your answers to the housing section. If you are unsure about any of the questions, please use your best judgment. 2. What is the meaning of the term ‘carbon footprint’. Please explain. Is there anything
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Unformatted text preview: that you consider ‘missing’ from this calculation? 3. What would happen to your carbon footprint if you drove a hybrid vehicle instead of your regular transportation? (Recalculate your carbon footprint and compare to your original estimate. Make sure to explain what changes you made). 4. What would happen to your carbon footprint if you only used public transportation? (recalculate as above). 5. What would happen to your carbon footprint if you stopped all of your air travel? (recalculate as above). 6. Try one other ‘lifestyle change’ of your choice and see what impact it has on your carbon footprint. Explain what changes you made and what effect it had....
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