Calculating your mitigated emissions...

What were the emissions savings of completing your interviews virtually?

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    Total Emission Calculations

    Source: Estimates based on economy class seats
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    Because interviews were virtual, I avoided miles of flights and saved metric tons of CO₂ which is equivalent to of the average American's annual carbon footprint.
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    In order to offset these theoretical emissions, you would need to make the following lifestyle changes for 1 year (click the checkboxes)
    - 0.90 tCO₂e
    - 0.21 tCO₂e
    - 0.37 tCO₂e
    - 0.36 tCO₂e
    - 3.08 tCO₂e
    - 1.4 tCO₂e
    - 0.21 tCO₂e
    + tCO₂e

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    References

    • 1. UK Government Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2021. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greenhouse-gas-reporting-conversion-factors-2021
    • 2. Statista. Carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption in the United States from 1975 to 2020. https://www.statista.com/statistics/183943/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-1999/
    • 3. Wynes, Seth, and Kimberly A Nicholas. “The Climate Mitigation Gap: Education and Government Recommendations Miss the Most Effective Individual Actions.” Environmental Research Letters, vol. 12, no. 7, 2017, p. 074024., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541.