Carbon Footprint Quiz for Georgians to Bring Climate Action Home
Atlanta, GA: Today, the Carbon Footprint Quiz for Georgians launched by United Nations Association of USA, Atlanta Chapter and Aurora Sustainability will bring climate action to your homes. This launch coincides with Global Goals Week to #Act4SDGs driving collective action from around the world in support of all the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we are focusing on #ClimateAction as part of the 1 million actions challenge. Global Goals Week is hosted by Project Everyone, United Nations Foundation, and United Nations Development Program with more than 100 different partners.
In our efforts to live a more sustainable lifestyle, we are helping individuals realize and visualize their carbon footprint from their daily activities. Georgians will be able to take a short quiz (less than 10 minutes long) to determine how sustainable their household is. The quiz accounts for energy and water efficiency, food consumption and waste, transport and green investments. At the end of the quiz, Georgians will see a breakdown of where they are most sustainable and the areas of improvements. Georgians will also be given individualized recommendations on how to improve their carbon footprint scores. We encourage Georgians to retake the quiz after 2 months to see how they have improved in their sustainability scores.
The data collected is vital to a household that wants to lower its impact on our planet. By seeing the results broken down into different areas of emissions, a household can determine where they can make improvements. Georgians can also compare their sustainability score with others around the United States and the world, to see how we as a collective species are impacting the planet that we call home. The data collected will also inform policy makers on how Georgians are striving towards a sustainable lifestyle, to determine areas where policies are needed to help organizations and individuals lower their carbon emissions.
About UNA-Atlanta and Aurora Sustainability partnership: In our efforts to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, our partnership is contributing to the progress of Global Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Global Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Global Goal 13: Climate Action, and Global Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. The Carbon Footprint Quiz is our first phase in creating a state-wide movement to lower our carbon emissions and increase our awareness in sustainable living.