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Carbon Footprint

The carbon emission

In average, a household produces 2.5685 MT CO2 / month.


0.3179 MT C02 / month for 786,656 miles


0.625 MT CO2 / person / month


0.69 MT CO2 / person / month


0.2083 MT CO2 / person / month


0.5833 MT CO2 / person / month


0.144 MT CO2 / person / month


If the average North American drives 15,200km per year, we divide that number by 12 months and see that people drive 41.643km per day = 26,86 miles per day.

15,200km / 12 months = 1,266.67 km per month – 786,656 miles per month.

The average car uses about 404 grams of CO2 per mile. To translate from miles to kilometres, we divide miles by 1.609, and simultaneously divide grams by 1.609. This means the average car uses about 251 grams of C02 per kilometer.

(divide by 1.609) 1: 404grams (divide by 1.609)

0.6214: 251grams

Then we multiply 251 grams of C02/kilometer by 1,266.67 kilometres to see how many grams of CO2 are used per year.

251 grams of C02 / kilometer x 1,266.67 km = 317,934.17 grams of C02 per month

In order to change grams to metric tons, we multiply grams by 0.0000001. Here we get 0.3179 MT CO2 per month.

317,934.17 grams CO2 x 0.0000001= 0.3179 MT C02 per month



The average person, with a diet including meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables and cereals emits 2.5 tons of CO2 per year.

This means that over one month an individual would emit 0.2083 MT CO2

2.5 MT CO2 / 12 months = 0.2083 MT CO2 per month



The average household emits 7.5 MT of CO2 per year including laundry, showers, heating and cooling and appliances.

This means that over one month an individual would emit 0.625 MT CO2

7.5 MT CO2 / 12 months = 0.625 MT CO2



If a person uses their phone for one hour per day over a year they would emit 1.4 tons of CO2.

The average person spends 3-5 hours per day on their phone. Which means over a year the average individual would emit 7 tons of CO2 for phone usage.

1.4 tons CO2 x 5 hours = 7 MT of CO2

If we divide 7 MT CO2 over a year by 12, we get emissions per month.

7 tons CO2 / 12 months = 0.5833 MT CO2



Let’s assume the average person shops for clothing about once per month.

We know the average plane emits 115grams of carbon per kilometer, let’s assume the clothing came from 6000km away.

115 grams CO2 per km x 6000km = 690,000 grams of CO2

In order to change grams of CO2 to metric tons of CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.0000001

690,000 grams of CO2 x 0.0000001 = 0.69MT CO2



Every half hour of Netflix watched emits 1.6kg of CO2. Since the average person watches 1.5 hours of Netflix per day, we multiply emissions per hour, by hours per day to get total emissions per day.

1.5 hours per day is equal to 3,30 minute segments.

1.6kg CO2/ half hour x 3 half hours = 4.8kg CO2 per day

Over one month we would emit 144kg CO2.

4.8kg CO2 x 30 days = 144kg CO2 per month

In order to change kg of CO2 to metric tons of CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.001

144kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.144 MT CO2

MT means Metric Tons.

1 MT = 2 204,62 pounds.


What trees can do

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, in one year a mature tree will absorb more than 0,021 MT (48 pounds) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange.

What does that mean for you?

Well, according to our calculations above, an average household would need 122 trees to offset their Carbon Footprint.


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