Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Carbon Footprints


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.


Carbon footprint calculators — selected resources on the web

On the Web

Act On CO2
Find out what your carbon footprint is and how you can make some simple changes to help tackle climate change.

An Inconvenient Truth: Carbon Calculator
Calculate your personal impact and learn how you can take action to reduce or even eliminate your emissions of carbon dioxide.

Carbon Footprint
Carbon Footprint is a footprint calculator dedicated to students and addressing their life style. When answering relevant questions, students can see the impact of each of their behavior on their footprint and compare it with the national average.

CarbonLife CO2 Lifestyle Calculator
A quick and easy way to estimate personal carbon dioxide emissions.

Company Carbon Footprint Calculator
Carbon UK provides an on-line carbon footprint calculator for business use.

Cool California
Cool California's mission is to provide all Californians with the tools they need to take action to protect the climate and keep California cool.

Cool Climate Network
The Cool Climate Network makes available various tools to enable you to limit your greenhouse gas contribution.

mobGAS challenges individuals to make small changes to their daily routine in order to achieve significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions by monitoring personal emissions on their mobile phone.

My Footprint
Calculate your ecological footprint in any nation of the world.

PURE Carbon Footprint Calculators
PURE makes available carbon footprint calculators for personal and for business use.

Resurgence Carbon Dioxide Calculator
The detailed Resurgence Carbon Dioxide Calculator can be used on screen or you can download it as a Word/Excel document (185kb) or as an Adobe .pdf document (31kb) which you can print out and fill in the tables using a pocket calculator.

SafeClimate Carbon Footprint Calculator
The SafeClimate carbon footprint calculator allows you to determine carbon dioxide emissions from major sources: home energy consumption and transportation by car and plane.

Wikipedia: Carbon Footprint
Wikipedia account of the carbon footprint concept.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015