Waste reduction and prevention is a simple, yet effective strategy for creating sustainable communities and economies, and maintaining a healthy environment.Human activities – a.k.a. the choices we make every day at home, at school or at work, have a direct impact on the conservation of natural resources, the demand for raw materials (water, oil, minerals, trees) and the long-term vitality of the environment and the community we share.
In recent years, impact calculators have been created for everything from measuring your carbon footprint to identifying how much energy and materials could be preserved by recycling carpet. Calculator tools help us identify areas of success and areas of improvement.
Help kickoff Earth Month by taking a spin on these waste and footprint calculators. How big is your footprint and what can you do to make a difference? Search for the following tools to get started:
King County EcoConsumer Waste Calculator
Seattle Business Carbon Footprint Calculator
ZeroFootprint Youth Calculator Paper Calculator
Household Savings Calculator Greenhouse Gas Calculator
Water Footprint Calculator Low Carbon Diet Calculator
Eco-Cool Remodel Tool EnergyStar Home Energy Yardstick