Tools & other resources
Which aspects of your lifestyle emit the most carbon?
Have you ever wondered what reducing CO2 emissions by 1 million metric tonnes means in everyday terms?
These questions and more can be easily answered using the tools we’ve curated below. They’re open access, user-friendly, interactive and based on reputable data.
Be mindful that some of the calculators listed are made by organisations that will advertise their services as a solution to reduce your carbon emissions (e.g. to sell you a carbon offset product). We recommend using these calculators as a guide only, and doing further research before making any decisions.
Calculate your total emissions
Australian Greenhouse Calculator
by EPA Victoria
Compare your emissions in each lifestyle area to a typical Australian household and a ‘green’ household.
Ecological Footprint calculator
by The Global Footprint Network
Estimates how many earths you would need if everyone had your lifestyle.
Carbon footprint calculator
by Australian Ethical
Estimates your personal carbon impact and those of your investments.
A simple but effective tool to calculate carbon emissions from electricity usage.
Food Waste Greenhouse Gas Calculator
by Watch my Waste
Aimed at helping businesses understand the emissions from their food waste.
Water Usage Calculator
by Hunter Water
Estimates your annual water consumption and provides tips to reduce it.
Helps you plan for a new rainwater tank or improve the performance ofyour existing one.
Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
by US EPA
Ever wonder what 1 million metric tons of CO2 emissions really means? This calculator translates it into easy to understand terms.
Quote comparison tools
Compare solar quotes
Get multiple quotes for solar energy systems for your home or business from trusted installers. Contains over 25,000 reviews of solar installers, solar panels and inverters.
Solar and battery advice calculator
Fill in a 5-minute survey and receive a report with solar storage options to suit your needs, including electricity savings and the payback period.
by CSIRO and BOM
Using up to 40 global climate models, these projections represent the most comprehensive analysis regarding Australia’s future climate.
Climate action tracker
by New Climate Institute & Climate Analytics
A detailed and regularly updated analysis of how Australia’s efforts to reduce emissions are tracking against its commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Our world in data
by University of Oxford
Interactive maps and graphs showing how each country’s emissions have changed over time.
Surging sea levels
by Climate Central
View maps of how neighbourhoods will change based on different amounts of sea-level rise and flooding.
Climate time machine
How some of Earth’s key climate indicators – sea ice, sea level, carbon dioxide and global temperature – are changing over time.