BE THE CHANGE
Our Footprint Stories
Chris McCarty, Private School Network
Chris’s carbon footprint is 28 tons CO2/year, which is 45% better than the average family. To reduce this, Chris will take more public transit, as well as look into options for getting energy through a green power program. Chris’s water footprint is 1,493 gallons/day. To reduce this, they are working on investing in a greywater system for their house.
Iris Hochwalt, Seattle
Iris’s carbon footprint is 12 tons of CO2 per year. To reduce this, she aims to take public transit whenever possible. Iris’s water footprint is 1,442 gallons per day. To reduce this, she tries to conserve water when showering and washing her hands.
Sumedh Panatula, Bellevue
Sumedh has a carbon footprint that is 44% better than average. While this is a good start, he seeks to improve it by reducing his inhouse electricity usage and reducing food waste. He has an average water footprint of 1,463 gallons a day, around 300 gallons less than the US average. Sumedh seeks to improve this by taking shorter showers and more frequently donating clothing he no longer fits in.
Sofia Leotta, Northshore
Her carbon and water footprints are 34 tons of CO2 annually and 1,654 gallons per day respectively. She hopes to reduce these by using the bus more frequently and eating no meat.
Prachi Chetlur, Issaquah
Her personal carbon footprint is 17 tons of CO2 per year. To reduce this, she is trying to use public transit more often when possible. Her personal water footprint is 1961 gallons per day. To reduce this, she is working on not letting the faucet drip when she is washing something or brushing her teeth.
Nick Wegener, Redmond
Nick’s personal carbon footprint is 66 tons CO2/year, and their personal water footprint is 1,559 gallons a day. To improve this, they are eating less dairy products, turning the water off while they take a shower, and always turning the lights off when they leave a room.