To promote low-carbon living among citizens in order to combat climate change, the Environment Bureau today (April 20) launched the Low Carbon Living Calculator to help the public assess their individual carbon emissions in respect of clothing, food, living and travel in the past year.
The Low Carbon Living Calculator comprises 14 simple multiple choice questions which can generally be completed within five minutes. Members of the public are advised to have the necessary information (e.g. bills of electricity, water and other fuels) handy, and then use the calculator at its dedicated website www.carboncalculator.gov.hk which is accessible from computers, smartphones or tablets.
The calculator estimates the users' individual carbon emissions in the past year based on their living activities. While the assessment results will be given to the users for reference, the website also provides social media links enabling users to share their results with their families and friends.
The calculator offers low-carbon living tips on the behavioural changes required for leading a green lifestyle and reducing carbon emissions, e.g. to waste less, be energy conscious, conserve water, use more public transport and buy what one needs but not what one wants.
A spokesman for the Environment Bureau said that the Low Carbon Living Calculator helps raise public awareness of carbon emissions, thereby encouraging people to take action to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to combating climate change.
Ends/Friday, April 20, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:00