This climate+ package assumes a 2 day vacation across the country, including flights, hotel stays and car rental.
What Does climate+ Mean?
How Can We Do Better?
- •Turning your thermostat down by 2 degrees.
- •Wearing clothes more than once before washing them.
- •Bike, walk or ride the bus to work!
- •Switch over to LED bulbs and smart appliances.
- •Try buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- •Use waxed cloth instead of plastic wrap for food.
- •Remember your reusable bags, mugs and cutlery for all outings.
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This climate+ package assumes a 2-day vacation across the country, including flights, hotel stays and your rental car.
|Hotel||0.093 MT CO2|
|Flights||1.15 MT CO2|
|Driving||0.1004 MT CO2|
|Total||1.3434 MT CO2|
Hotels emit about 31kg of CO2 per room per night, if a person stays at a hotel for 3 nights they would emit a total of 93 kg CO2.
31kg CO2 x 3 days = 93 kg CO2
In order to convert 93kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.001 and get 0.093 MT CO2
93 kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.093 MT CO2
We are going to assume your domestic flight is across the country, so 5,000 km one way, and 10,000 kilometres both ways.
Planes emit 115g CO2 per kilometer. We use the conversion factor 0.000001 to get from grams to metric tons and we get 0.000115 MT of CO2 per kilometer of air travel.
115grams x 0.000001 = 0.000115 MT CO2
A domestic flight would be a 10,000km round trip. Since each kilometer emits 0.000115 MT CO2, we multiply this by the total number of kilometres and get a total of 1.15 MT CO2.
10,000 km x 0.000115 MT CO2 = 1.15 MT CO2
Let’s assume during this getaway you rent a car and drive 400km for sightseeing activities.
The average car uses about 404 grams of CO2 per mile. To translate from miles to kilometres, we divide miles by 1.609, and simultaneously divide grams by 1.609. This means the average car uses about 251 grams of C02 per mile.
(divide by 1.609) 1: 404grams (divide by 1.609)
In order to calculate the total carbon emissions during the weekend, we multiply 251 grams CO2/km by 400km of travel.
251grams CO2 x 400km = 100,400grams CO2
In order to change grams CO2 into MT CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.000001.
100,400grams CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.1004 MT CO2
If we combine emissions from the hotel and flights we get a total of 1.3434 MT CO2
0.093 MT + 1.15 MT + 0.1004 = 1.3434 MT CO2
Link - Hotel Emissions - https://considerategroup.com/carbon-emissions/
Link - Car Emissions - https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle