The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) has unveiled an easy-to-use online tool to help people determine their carbon footprint and take steps to reduce their impact on the environment.
The Make an Impact Carbon Calculator allows users to quickly see how much carbon pollution comes from their energy use at home and on the go and how their carbon footprint compares with the local average in their area. Users can then take the next step and pledge to take energy- and money-saving steps that will reduce climate-changing emissions.
"With so many reports documenting the dire trends of global climate change, more people are asking what they can do," said C2ES President Eileen Claussen. "Solving our climate and energy challenges requires action on all fronts and at all levels from businesses, governments, and individuals. The Make an Impact Carbon Calculator gives people an easy tool to get started doing their part."
The Calculator is designed to be a centerpiece tool for education and engagement campaigns. Companies that partner with Make an Impact can co-brand and embed the calculator on their websites and encourage employees to participate in challenges to save energy. Make an Impact can provide aggregated metrics such as participation rates, average carbon footprints, and pledges to avoid carbon emissions.