Climate Change and Health

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Exercise Ch 3 Unit 2: Interview someone

Dear course participants
I would ask you to make an interview with a friend or family member. Find out what they think THEY can contribute personally to reduce their own carbon footprint. Then ask them to rank their options according to their preference to actually change their behaviour or whatever they suggest. For example: I would stop eating meat first, then I would turn down the temperature in my apartment . etc- etc.

Please write in the Journal for this interview just the answers your interviewee gave you:
1) what he things an individual can do to reduce their individual carbon footprint
2) What that person thinks he or she would really consider doing herself
Everybody can and should share their interview results and maybe add a comment of their own about the interview, the reaction of the interviewee. In any case, please write down as a minimum 1) a... and 2) a...

Good luck. looking forward to your answers

Rainer Sauerborn

Carbon Footprint


Since I was not able to conduct an interview due to heavy load of work of those people around, I would just share what I understand about the carbon footprint. It's the quality of gasoline or any fuel that being out in the market. As a driver we have to make sure that the smoke emitted from vehicles had pass the test to prevent air pollution. Also the one we burn like the plastic garbage is one of the big contributor of carbon footprint. As an individual one thing that I can do is to maintain my car like for example the oil change. We should also practice proper disposal of garbage and recycling of plastic and cans.

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