I took a test this morning to see what the carbon footprint for Tiny House Ontario is.
Here are the results
|House||0.03 metric tons of CO2|
|Flights||0.00 metric tons of CO2|
|Car||0.00 metric tons of CO2|
|Motorbike||1.22 metric tons of CO2|
|Bus & Rail||0.00 metric tons of CO2|
|Secondary||1.76 metric tons of CO2|
Total = 3.01 metric tons of CO2
It went on to say:
It is a pretty good result, but I have to say that I am very surprised to learn that I am over consuming in the secondary section. Here are the answers that I gave:
I guess this means that next year I have to hope for a better growing year so that I can reap as much as I sow. I am not sure how else I can reduce really as my bike is essential for me to get around and I really don’t buy much besides food and things to complete THO. This gives me a lot to think about!
What are your results? Do you see any way that you can reduce this number?
Update: I just found that an acre of 15 year old forest will carry 1-2 cubic metres of carbon per acre. THO forest is at least 9.5 acres of forest which means that it likely carries at least 19 cubic meters… not sure still what the different measurements are, but this does make me feel a little better.