Carbon Footprint Graphic Organizer

T.J. Martin - Period 3 - 4/16/14

What is an Ecological Footprint?

It's the impact of a person or community on the environment based on how many resources they use. A carbon footprint is a measure or tracking of how many carbon emissions a person releases, measured in equivalent tons of CO2.

Factors Affecting Ecological Footprint

  • How many people live in your household
  • Where you live
  • How you live
  • What you drive
  • How much you drive

My Carbon Footprint Compared to the U.S. and the World

Other Factors


If in Massachusetts, in a 5+ unit apartment, driving less each year, the emissions would only be 51 tons per year because of where it was, what I lived in, and the fact that I drove less.

Home Energy

Home Energy is the factor that has the biggest effect on my carbon footprint because that is wher I spend the most time, and therefore the most energy.