Carbon Footprint Calculator

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,044
  • Date Added:
    October 18, 2010
  • File Size:
    40.69KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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A carbon footprint measures the amount of greenhouse gases that we put out into the atmosphere via transportation, electricity use, and other daily activities. Carbon Footprint Calculator is a Google Desktop Gadget that lets users easily tabulate their carbon footprints, as well as the number of trees that would need to be planted in order to offset it.

The program appears as an attractive rectangle within Google Desktop. The gadget's text invites users to calculate their carbon footprint by clicking on the word Start, and it then walks users through a series of questions about their energy consumption. Users are asked the size of their home, how much electricity, natural gas, heating oil, and propane they use in a year, and how much vehicular and air travel they do. The program then provides users with an estimate of the number of tons of carbon dioxide they produce each year, as well as the number of trees that would make up for it. Users are then invited to click a link to learn ways that they can offset their impact; this takes users to carbonfootprint.com, where they can buy carbon offsets or pay to have a tree planted in the United Kingdom or Kenya. In general, Carbon Footprint Calculator really just seems to be a way to drive people to the Web site and get them to partake of the company's services, but we do think that knowing and monitoring one's carbon footprint is a smart thing to do.

Carbon Footprint Calculator installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"A handy tool."

February 12, 2011  |  By adamadkison

 |  Version: Carbon Footprint Calculator 1.1

Pros

Easy to use, works with Windows 7.

Cons

I wish it were more definitive, uses Google desktop.

Summary

A quick and easy way to see your estimated carbon footprint, along with ways to offset it. Worth the quick download.

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1 stars

"Dont waste your time"

February 04, 2011  |  By darkenedworld666

 |  Version: Carbon Footprint Calculator 1.1

Pros

zip .. nada

Cons

not available for windows 7 and its completely pointless anyways so yea I guess it doesn't really matter if its available for windows 7 or not...

Summary

Don't waste your time or hard drive space

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1 stars

"Is Al Gore aware of this?"

February 03, 2011  |  By rick hutchinson

 |  Version: Carbon Footprint Calculator 1.1

Pros

None that I'm aware of.

Cons

A waste of hard drive space. Makes you guilty for violating the sans-liberal ordinances.

Summary

Ridiculous...to say the least. Big brother must have been at the bottom of this one (too much time on government workers hands these days).

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Bijoy Thangaraj
Publisher web site http://www.jsplash.com/
Release Date October 18, 2010
Date Added October 18, 2010
Version 1.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Google Desktop 5 or above
Download Information
File Size 40.69KB
File Name CarbonFootprintCalculator.gg
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,044
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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