What is my personal carbon footprint?
Today is Shrove Monday, the top day in the outdoor carnival period that did start last week Thursday and will go until tomorrow, e.g. a Cologne link, the parade is still running ... https://www.cologne.de/events/cologne-carnival/parade-on-rose-monday.html. On Ash Wednesday everything is over and the 40 days fasting - the lenting season starts, as I already described it in my 11-Feb-2020 post - https://www.rethinkandfocus.com/429718297/6873471/posting/longterm-investments
I want to pick up the Climate Lenting topic again and keep it in mind in the coming weeks. Quickly a reminder of the key line items:
- Improve your ecological footprint
- Think about your energy consumption
- Come up with ideas for food saving
- Aim for a fair Information and Communication Technologies usage (digital detox)
- Take a different mobility approach
- Think about ideas for a life without plastics
- Agree common changes with your family, friends, colleagues, etc.
Before you can improve your ecological footprint you have to understand it. I found a site that works in all countries - https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx - give it a try. The global target for fighting against climate change is 2 tons per person per year.
The Germany average is 8.89 tons, the European Union average is 6.4 tons and the World wide average about 5 tons. When you know the World wide target should only be 2 tons, a tough number to reach. My current number is around 6 tons, and I had no flight last year, use public transport every day and do not eat a lot of meat as my daughter is vegetarian. So much more room to improve, to divide the current number by three 😲.
As data science, leadership and artificial intelligence could help to reduce the average, some related links below:
- 11 Books That Will Change The Way You Think About Leadership https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauragarnett/2020/02/05/11-books-that-will-change-the-way-you-think-about-leadership
- The 9 Best Free Online Data Science Courses In 2020 https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2020/02/24/the-9-best-free-online-data-science-courses-in-2020/#11a46f582bbf
- AI Just Discovered a New Antibiotic to Kill the World’s Nastiest Bacteria https://singularityhub.com/2020/02/23/for-the-first-time-ai-finds-a-new-antibiotic-to-kill-the-worlds-nastiest-bacteria/