Whole school communities can play a key role in reducing the school’s carbon footprint, by taking actions that can shrink their carbon footprints. Schools can take a systems-thinking approach to engage in evidence-based science investigations in efforts to reduce their overall carbon footprint that focuses on resiliency and embeds collaboration, creativity and innovation.
Instructions: In order to calculate your Electricity Emissions Factor,
first need to decide which energy mix you will use, the national average or your state's energy mix.
»To enter your own state's energy mix, go to eia.gov/state/
1. Click on your state.
2. Scroll down under the Quick Facts. Click on the tab labeled, Electricity.
3. Input your energy data into the appropriate spaces below.