“You cannot manage what you do not measure”, and we can estimate the average production of carbon dioxide over time by a school through looking at energy consumption (electricity, oil etc.), waste production (both for landfill and recyclables), travel (miles travelled by bus, car etc.), and water consumption. A carbon calculator will use conversion factors to convert the recorded values - be it for energy, waste, travel or water - into a final figure for CO2 emissions.
There are many carbon calculators available to calculate carbon footprints. By calculating this figure, it should then be easier to try to make changes, specifically in the areas mentioned, in order to reduce the impact the school may be having on climate change.
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