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Announcement posted by Carbon Positive Australia 02 Jun 2021

Carbon Positive Australia's Carbon Footprint Calculator

·         Reflect on your lifestyle

·         Reduce your footprint

·         Restore Australia’s native landscape

Everything you do in life has an impact. From how you commute to work, to what you buy at the grocery store. Your lifestyle choices contribute to your carbon footprint.

Did you know that Australian’s have one of the highest personal carbon footprints in the world?

The good news is, together we can change that.

Carbon Positive Australia is proud to announce the launch of their new Household Carbon Calculator.

With support from Lotterywest and Anthologie, a Western Australian creative agency, they have created a FREE step-by-step online calculator that will help you understand your personal carbon footprint and provides facts, tips, and practical steps to reduce and offset your emissions.

Based on Australian emissions factors, Carbon Positive Australia’s user-friendly version of Australia’s first and original carbon calculator provides a transparent and accurate calculation that you can track over time.

It will empower you to make positive changes to reduce your carbon footprint and combat climate change.

How does it work?

Your carbon footprint is calculated retrospectively based on your lifestyle and resource consumption for a specific period. You can calculate your footprint for the past month, 3 months, or year.

You'll be asked to choose which categories you would like to include in your calculation:

      • Travel (long-distance travel including road, air, rail & ocean)

      • Energy (electricity and other utilities)

      • Water (state water supply)

      • Transport (local travel via vehicles and public transport)

      • Food and Drink (household grocery and dining)

        • By category or diet type (omnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan)

      • Waste (general waste disposal)

The calculator includes tooltips designed to guide you through your calculation.

It's also full of "Did You Know?" facts about carbon emissions to put your footprint (and Australia's!) into perspective.

What do you need?

5 to 10 minutes, and a desktop or mobile device with internet connection.

For the most accurate calculation, we recommend using your personal source data (e.g. electricity consumption, water usage); don't worry, the calculator includes tooltips that will help you find these figures.

That said, you should be able to answer most of the calculator questions without needing to access external documents.

You can also choose to autofill specific fields with the Australian or state average for a faster calculation.

What can you do next?

Offset your footprint by donating to Carbon Positive Australia's range of native restoration projects. For more than 20 year’s their projects have restored degraded land across Australia and captured carbon. This means when you offset your footprint with Carbon Positive Australia, you are restoring native landscape and fighting climate change.

We are facing a climate emergency, so it’s critical we take steps to tread more lightly and restore our precious planet.

Together, we can build a carbon positive future.


For more information, access to images or interviews contact:

Lauren Purcell – 0420 539 289     lauren@carbonpositiveaustralia.org.au

Your Footprint. Australia’s Trees. Our Future
Carbon Positive Australia was formed in 2001 as Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund. It is a not for profit whose mission is to restore degraded land with ecologically sensitive projects that sequester carbon.
Carbon Positive Australia wants to inspire everyone to understand their carbon footprint, to encourage everyone to plant more trees here in Australia, and to ensure a sustainable future for all by regenerating our land.
You can find out more about Carbon Positive Australia and their work here; 
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