March 12, 2009 / 4:26 PM / in 9 years

FACTBOX: Eco-audit for film "The Age of Stupid"

LONDON (Reuters) - British filmmakers are planning the world’s first entirely eco-friendly film premiere on Sunday as they roll out the green carpet for “The Age of Stupid” -- a film about a future world devastated by climate change.

The following is the filmmakers’ calculation of the carbon footprint for making the film and some comparisons.

CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

48 flights, 124,000 miles - 68,100 Kg C02

Food for 1,277 meals - 3,400 KgC02

Train trips, 23,612 miles - 4,100 Kg C02

Boat trips, 497 miles - 3,200 Kg C02

Cameras, computers, tapes, CDs etc - 2,800 Kg C02

Heating two offices ( pretty cold) - 1,100 Kg CO2

2 helicopter flights, 105 minutes - 735 Kg C02

Car trips, 2400 miles -740 Kg C02

Underground trains & buses, 1,480 miles - 95 Kg C02

Bicycle & walking trips, 13,100 miles - 0 Kg C02

Electricity (green supplier) - 0 Kg C02

CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS TOTAL - 94,270kg CO2

Equivalent to:

8 British people for 1 year

4 American people for 1 year

1,000 Tanzanians for 1 year

91 people living sustainably for 1 year

1 of Piers’ big turbines for 6 days

Recycling 910,000 bottles

15 British homes for 1 year

18 American cars for 1 year

185 gas patio-heaters for one month

(Source: “The Age of Stupid” website www.ageofstupid.net

Compiled by Kate Kelland, edited by Paul Casciato

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