Calculate your Annual Carbon Footprint and Contribute an Offset

Donate to a Greening Sacred Spaces Project and Receive a Charitable Receipt

Using this Calculator

  • Begin by filling in the basic information. Different provinces generate electricity in different ways and vary in climate, so your place of residence helps determine your emissions.
  • You may calculate your annual greenhouse gas emissions as an individual or as a household.
  • You may calculate and offset your emissions in one category only, or for your total emissions (far right column).
  • If you are unsure how to respond to a given question, use the default values provided. An average value will then be used. All values calculated in tonnes of CO2 equivalents.

Basic Information

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Note: Calculations for cars, transit, and flights are personal. Home and food are multiplied by the number of persons above.

About our Carbon Offsets

Greening Sacred Spaces uses offset funds to help green buildings of different faith communities through alternative energy, energy efficiency, and related eco-projects.

Unlike most offsets, ours are not a purchase per se, but rather a donation. You contribute to support greening projects and we issue a charitable receipt. This in turn helps us to reduce CO2 emissions by the equivalent of about one tonne per $20.

Faith & the Common Good receives your donation via the CanadaHelps.org website. You may designate your offset for a particular faith community or give to the general offset fund. Charitable receipts are issued instantly online - please print the receipt immediately for future reference.

Air Travel

Last year, how many non-stop flight legs have you flown (of each length)?

To calculated air (or car/ transit ) travel for an entire household, please add the use of each individual.

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Cars and Transit

Each year, how far (km) do you travel by each of the following?

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Home

  • I've installed thermal windows & sealed air leaks:
  • Energy Star appliances?

  • Energy-efficient lighting?
  • How many days/year do you use air conditioning?

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Food

  • I eat a diet that includes...
    (poultry)



  • I purchase organic food...





  • I buy local (100 mi.) food...



  • What percentage of your fruits & vegetables do you grow in your own garden?

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Totals

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Tonnes of CO2 equivalents

Av = Average for person(s)
Mine = My household emissions
% Off = % of emissions I'll offset

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