Carbon Footprint Calculator

Almost everything we do creates carbon* which, in excess, can damage our climate and environment. The following calculator helps you to find out how much carbon your habits produce.

 

Please note this is a beta version. If you spot anything unexpected please let us know.

*More on why and how we calculate carbon emissions can be found here.

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Home

What are the first four digits of your postcode:

E.g. CB10

Home ownership - is your home:

Does your home have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

An Energy Performance Certificate is required for properties when constructed, sold or let. The Energy Performance Certificate provides details on the energy performance of the property and what you can do to improve it. Find out more here.
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Home - Continued

How many people aged 5 and above live in your home?

Give the number of people living in the house. Include lodgers or all the occupants of a shared house.

Are you on a 'green' electricity tariff?

Does your home have any solar PV (photo-voltaic) panels?

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Space heating

What type of property do you live in?

How many bedrooms does your home have?

If you have a studio flat, please select one bedroom.

What fuel does your main heating system run on?

If you have more than one system, select the main one.
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Space heating - Fabric elements

Are your windows (mostly):

Are your walls (mostly):

How much insulation is in your loft?

How draughty is your home?

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Space heating - Comfort

How warm do you like to keep your home?

Do you keep some parts of your home warmer than others?

Do you run the heating system:

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Water heating

How do you normally wash/bathe? Most days:

Do you have solar water heating?

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Lighting and electrical appliances

Do you switch off lights, TVs and other electrical appliances when not in use or when you leave a room?

Do you consider efficiency ratings when you buy electrical equipment?

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In a typical month, how much do you spend on:

Clothing and toiletries?

'Toiletries' include: deodorants, cosmetics, perfumes, hair and shaving products.
£

Hotel stays, eating out, pubs and take-ways?

Including drinks
£

Sports, recreation, arts and entertainment?

'Sports' and 'arts' can be active or spectator.
£
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In a typical year, how much do you spend on:

Furniture, electrical appliances and cars?

'Electrical appliances' include lighting. 'Cars' include vans and other motor vehicles.
£

Electronics, phones and computers?

'Electronics' include PCs, peripherals, smart phones, TVs, audio and cameras.
£

Other shopping, not listed above?

"Other shopping, but not food"
£
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Transport - Car Travel

Do you travel by car?

What type of car do you travel in normally?

What is your annual car mileage?

This should include commuting, school runs, shopping trips, and trips to visit family & friends.

Including the driver, how many people usually travel in your car?

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Transport - Active and public transport

Do you regularly walk or cycle for short trips?

In an average week, how far do you normally travel by bus or coach?

In an average week, how far do you normally travel by train?

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Transport - Flights

In the last 12 months, how many short haul flights did you take for leisure? (up to 3 hours flight time)

Please count each leg, e.g. for London - Barcelona return trip, please insert two short haul flights.

In the last 12 months, how many medium haul flights did you take for leisure? (up to 9 hours flight time)

Please count each leg, e.g. for London - Moscow return trip, please insert two medium haul flights.

In the last 12 months, how many long haul flights did you take for leisure? (more than 9 hours flight time)

Please count each leg e.g. for a London - Sydney return trip via Singapore, please insert 2 long haul flights + 2 medium haul flights = 4 flights in total.
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Food

How is your diet best described?

Do you waste food?

In an average week, how many 100g bars of chocolate do you eat?

A typical Cadbury's Dairy Milk bar is 100g

In an average week, how many packets of crisps (33g) do you eat?

A typical small bag of Walkers 33g
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Food - Continued

On an average day, how many cups of black coffee do you drink?

On an average day, how many cups of white coffee do you drink?

How do you have your white coffee?

Your Carbon Footprint

Your footprint is

xxx

tonnes CO2e
per year!

That's about the weight of
1 Elephant!

Your breakdown
Your personal goals

Home energy

xxx

tonnes CO2e

The weight of a XXX!

Food

xxx

tonnes CO2e

The weight of a XXX!

Travel

xxx

tonnes CO2e

The weight of a XXX!

Shopping

xxx

tonnes CO2e

The weight of a XXX!

Your personal goals show your pathway to a carbon neutral future

These goals are based on the Committee for Climate Change recommendations.. You can find more information here

xx

Tonnes CO2e

xx

Tonnes CO2e

xx

Tonnes CO2e

In order to fight the climate crisis we need to significantly reduce our carbon emissions - starting now!
Sign the Cambridge Climate Change Charter:

Your Carbon Footprint

Your carbon emissions of:

Home energy

xxx

tonnes CO2e

Food

xxx

tonnes CO2e

Travel

xxx

tonnes CO2e

Shopping

xxx

tonnes CO2e

This adds up to

xxx

tonnes CO2e

per year!

That's about the weight of
!

In order to fight the climate crisis we need to significantly reduce our carbon emissions ‐ starting now!

Our goals* show your pathway to a carbon neutral future:

2021 goal

XX

2031 goal

XX

*The above goals are based on Climate Change recommendations. You can find more here.

Find out how to reduce your carbon emissions here.