"The Concord Conserves Carbon Calculator is an excellent addition to the curriculum at CCHS. ?Along with Concord Conserves, the high school students are helping to make Concord and Carlisle greener communities." ?
PETER NICHOL, Earth & Environmental Science Teacher, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School
The Carbon Calculator is used by students at Concord Carlisle High School as part of the earth science curriculum. The calculator includes the ability to:
Calculate: Displaying the size of a person's carbon footprint is based on the size of their home, energy usage, food, and the amount of trash produced as well as other factors.
Reduce: Listing over 50 actions, promoting local town programs.
Compare: A dashboard that compares an individual's footprint to others in Concord, Carlisle, and the rest of the world as well as the ability to join groups and compare reductions with others.
Other CCO initiatives include:
- Concord on Tap
- Supporting the Concord Bottle Water Bylaw that bans single serving plastic water bottles. This included designing a logo and creating the ConcordOnTap.org website.
- Conservation Fair
- Running a conservation challenge to reduce carbon including a conservation fair held at the Harvey Wheeler community center. The fair had a variety of businesses such as local CSAs, green building companies and Town of Concord energy demos.