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Lifestyle emissions are the hardest to put a number on because they can vary so much for different people. Food makes up a big part of our lifestyle footprint - by cutting down the amount of meat in our diet we can save between 0.6 and 1.6 tonnes of CO₂ per year per member of our household.

Quick Tip: if you adjust the values on this page and re-calculate your lifestyle footprint it will replace any previously calculated lifestyle footprint.

Food

How would you describe your household's typical diet?






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Waste and recycling

How much of your household waste do you recycle and/or compost?






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Government and services

This covers things such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Prisons
  • Roads (construction and maintenance)
  • Street lighting
  • Government buildings

We don't use all these services in the same measure but they need to be there for when we do need them. This is part of your footprint that you can't remove.

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Everything else

The questions above cover the parts of our carbon footprint which can be measured directly. However, there are lots more areas of life which contribute to our footprint, but can't be measured (unless we count or measure each separate thing we buy, eat or do). The five pictures below represent some of the distinguishing marks of different lifestyles.

So, how do you rate your lifestyle? Nobody is exactly like these characters, so you will need to think (honestly!) about where you fit on the scale, and move the slider accordingly.

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Hover over or click a character to learn more about their lifestyle.

My Footprint

Cost per metric ton of CO₂ = $26.00
As you add items to your footprint a summary will appear here.