Keeping in line with the theme of this month’s G-FAQ, for my December Free For All I have selected four online calculators that can show you your impact on the planet and your wallet.
The Nature Conservancy offers a nice calculator that is a nice balance between being too in-depth and too high level. The interface is easy to use and at the end it gives you an estimate of the cost to offset your carbon footprint.
The US EPA offers a much more in-depth look at your carbon footprint as well as giving you a sense of the money you could save with a few minor changes to your normal daily activities.
A commercial company called, Carbon Footprint, offers an in-depth calculator which is based on your location (as opposed to your assumed location as the USA which the other sites here do). At the end of this free carbon calculator, you are able to create an account so you can offset your annual CO2 production.
And finally, The GREENS have created an online calculator that is angled at kids. Their calculator is even offered in a variety of languages.
Until my next edition of Free For All, happy hunting for free geospatial goodies!
Brock Adam McCarty
The resource is a data visualization infographic filled with data on the effects food production has on our planet, but put together in a very clever way that highlights just how much is affecting sustainability.
When we think about global warming many of us immediately think about cars and industry ruining the planet, but does this tell the whole story? While transportation, including travel by road, sea and air, contributes over 13% of our annual CO2 emissions there is another factor, which we may not initially consider, but which has a bigger impact.