Discussion Question 1
•Resource: Emissions Calculator Web site
•Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]
•Go to the Emissions Calculator Web site at
http://airhead.cnt.org/Calculator/?sid=a743a150a5f5ff4c72817e723b7c8c14 •Fill out the survey to the best of your knowledge to calculate the total pounds of air pollution your household emits.
•Post a response to the following: What was your highest contributor? What can you do to lower your total? What is your greatest challenge in lowering your total? When you review other students’ posts, suggest how they might control air emissions for their situations.
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This graph-your emissions profile-measures the pollution you created over the course of a month. You emitted 2483 pounds of air pollution in June.* Say what? 2483 pounds is a lot of chocolate, but is it a lot of pollution? You can judge by comparing yourself with the second bar on the graph, which represents the emissions profile for an average American--1,654 pounds. Many would argue that just one pound of pollution is too much, but we live in an imperfect and complicated world, so set your own goals for where you would like to be on this graph tomorrow or next year. Your biggest source of emissions in June came from the category: Driving. We have provided some suggestions for how to cut emissions in this area. Some of the changes we suggest are easier than others, but we hope they all help you imagine ways that you can fit emissions reductions into your life and better prioritize your emissions reduction actions. If you only had time to cut your emissions in one area, what should it be? Your emissions profile tells you how much pollution results from your lifestyle; our product search tool helps you easily improve your profile by providing emissions data on a variety of common...
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