Carbon Calculator

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What's your Personal Carbon Footprint?

The Carbon Calculator will help you add up the total impact that your daily activities have on climate change.

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Location

Community

 

Please select which type of community you live in:



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Newfoundland

  • Francois
  • Grey River
  • Little Bay Islands
  • McCallum
  • Ramea (Wind Diesel)
  • St. Brendan's (Dock Cove, Hayward's Cove, Penny‚Äôs Cove, Shalloway Cove, Shoal Cover)

Labrador

  • Black Tickle
  • Buckle's Point
  • Capstan Island
  • Cartwright
  • Charlottetown
  • Domino
  • English Point
  • Fortreau
  • Fox Cover
  • Hopedale
  • L'Anse Amour
  • L'Anse au Clair
  • L'Anse au Diable
  • L'Anse au Loup
  • Lodge Bay
  • Makkovik
  • Mary's Harbour
  • Mud Lake
  • Mushuau Innu First Nation (Natuashish)
  • Nain
  • Norman Bay
  • Organ's Island, Pinware
  • Paradise River
  • Pinsent's Arm
  • Port Hope Simpson
  • Postville
  • Red Bay
  • Rigolet
  • St. Lewis
  • West St. Modeste
  • William's Harbour

Your Carbon Footprint

Total Emissions per year

0.000*tonnes
of CO2

* Central Labrador electricity comes from the Churchill Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station. This is a clean energy sources, which means there are no greenhouse gas emissions associated with using electricity to, for example, power your appliances. However, completing the Carbon Footprint will still help you identify ways to save money by being more energy-efficient, as well as cutting down on emissions that come from other sources, like transportation and waste.

Total annual energy costs

$0.00

About the Carbon Calculator (PDF)

Step 3 Major Appliances: Refrigerator

Refrigerator

Do you own a refrigerator?

  

What size is your fridge?

Is your fridge ENERGY STAR certified?

How old is your fridge?

Your Carbon Footprint

Total Emissions per year

0.000*tonnes
of CO2

* Central Labrador electricity comes from the Churchill Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station. This is a clean energy sources, which means there are no greenhouse gas emissions associated with using electricity to, for example, power your appliances. However, completing the Carbon Footprint will still help you identify ways to save money by being more energy-efficient, as well as cutting down on emissions that come from other sources, like transportation and waste.

Total annual energy costs

$0.00

About the Carbon Calculator (PDF)

Did you know?

It's important to place your fridge in the right spot. Keep it out of direct sunlight and about 3 inches away from the wall so air can flow around the motors and compressors. That way the cooling system doesn't have to work as hard.

Step 4 Home Energy Consumption

Energy Costs

Please enter your average monthly energy costs:

  • $
  • $
  • $ You mentioned earlier you have a propane stove. Don't forget to include your monthly energy costs here!
Your home energy costs are lower than the energy usage of your appliances. Please double-check your data. On average, appliances make up 50% of home energy costs. This helps us understand more about your home energy efficiency.
Your home energy costs affect the calculations for all your home applicances. If you want to go back, you first need to manually reset all your home energy costs to zero.

Your Carbon Footprint

Total Emissions per year

0.000*tonnes
of CO2

* Central Labrador electricity comes from the Churchill Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station. This is a clean energy sources, which means there are no greenhouse gas emissions associated with using electricity to, for example, power your appliances. However, completing the Carbon Footprint will still help you identify ways to save money by being more energy-efficient, as well as cutting down on emissions that come from other sources, like transportation and waste.

Total annual energy costs

$0.00

About the Carbon Calculator (PDF)

Did you know?

Most of the energy we use in our homes is for space heating. Programmable thermostats could save you 5-15% on your power bill because they can automatically turn the heat up or down depending on when you need it. The takeCHARGE program has a $10 rebate on the purchase of these units.

Step 5 Transportation: Automobile

Primary Vehicle

Do you own a vehicle?

  

What type of fuel does your car use?

Is your car a hybrid?

Please select the model of your car

4. How many KM do you drive?

  • kms per

Do you drive a second car?

   

Your Carbon Footprint

Total Emissions per year

0.000tonnes
of CO2

About the Carbon Calculator (PDF)

Did you know?

Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel than re-starting your engine. Save fuel by turning off the engine when stopped (except in traffic). Driving the speed limit on the highway is another way to save fuel as driving at 100 km/hour uses 20% less fuel than driving at 120 km/hour.

Step 6 Waste, Recycling and Composting

Waste Management

Recycling

Please indicate which components of the waste stream you recycle.

Compost

Your Carbon Footprint

Total Emissions per year

0.000tonnes
of CO2

About the Carbon Calculator (PDF)

Did you know?

30% of the waste we generate in our province is organic material. When this material is buried in a landfill it generates methane, which is 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in its ability to trap heat in the atmosphere. Composting is a great solution to cut down your waste and tackle climate change.

Step 7: Your Footprint!

Thanks for completing the Carbon Calculator!

Understanding your carbon footprint is a key step to taking action. See below how you measure up against the provincial average. We have also prepared some custom tips to help you do even more for the battle against climate change. Every bit helps, so try doing even one more thing and see the impact it can have on your footprint.

Total emissions:

Provincial average:

Tips to Help Lower Your Carbon Footprint

  • Improve House Envelope: You can save energy and improve the comfort of your home by increasing the quality and quantity of insulation from the attic to the basement, sealing air leaks and using only ENERGY STAR windows and doors.
  • Replace Old Appliances: Lower your carbon footprint by replacing your 10+ year old appliances with new options. Make sure you compare EnerGuide labels to find the energy-efficient option.
  • Go ENERGY STAR: ENERGY STAR certified appliances are among the top 25% in terms energy-efficiency for their category. Upgrading your non ENERGY STAR appliances with ENERGY STAR options will help you save energy.
  • Remove Second Appliance(s): Having more than one of any appliance uses a lot of energy in your home. Going with one model, will help you save energy and money. If your second appliance isn't in use, unplug it.
  • Right-size Your Ride: There may be more fuel-efficient choices available for the vehicle you drive. For your next purchase, check out the EnerGuide label and Canada's Fuel Consumption Guide to find the most efficient choice.
  • Give the Car a Break: Leave the car at home from time to time and walk, cycle or take public transit where available. Car-pooling with friends or co-workers is another option to lower your mileage.
  • Cut Flying Time: It looks like you may travel quite a bit. Opting for direct flights and locations close to home can cut the impact on the environment when you have a choice where you travel. Or, try videoconferencing where possible to avoid unnecessary travelling for work. This can save you time, energy and money.
  • Start Recycling: Each of us generates 4.5 pounds of garbage every day. You can cut this down by recycling so it never reaches the landfill. This will help clean up the environment and tackle climate change.
  • Start Composting: Starting a compost can can help keep organic material out of our landfills, and prevent the generation of methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas. Starting to compost is easy and can be done indoors or in the backyard.
  • More Simple Actions: There are a number of ways to lower your carbon footprint at home, at work and on the move. Check out our Tip Centre for some of the easy things you can do to take action.

Your Carbon Footprint

Total Emissions per year

0.000tonnes
of CO2

About the Carbon Calculator (PDF)