How Can I Measure My Carbon Footprint?
Here are some free and easy tools to use:
For individuals and households
- Carbon footprint calculator for your church from Interfaith Power & Light
- In addition to their national office, Interfaith Power & Light has many local and state-based affiliates comprised of friendly, knowledgeable volunteers who can provide ongoing support and advice on many aspects of this issue, including how to measure your carbon footprint. Visit their website to find a group near you.
- Clean Air, Cool Planet carbon footprint calculator for small towns
- ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA carbon footprint calculator for larger cities and towns
For United Methodist Church Annual Conferences
- The Rev. Jenny Phillips of the Pacific Northwest Conference and Creation Care extension ministries developed a worksheet to guide United Methodist episcopal offices through an analysis of their carbon footprint. Once you fill out the worksheet, input the figures to the calculator at www.carbonfund.org.