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Physics Department

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BS in Physics



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Pete Schwartz


This report seeks to analyze the carbon footprint of the Guateca summer school program in 2011 run by Dr. Pete Schwartz. Through use of the listed carbon footprints of various substances in a Materials Engineering database, the CO2 emissions associated with various technologies and practices to be implemented by Guateca in the village of San Pablo, Guatemala are calculated and compared to estimated emissions of alternative standard practices that are currently in use or might be in the near future. The results are varied, and while many are heavily reliant on how well they can be implemented, most of them show promising amounts of emissions reductions. Guateca may succeed at least in some of its goals regarding emissions reductions and will serve as a good learning experience for all those involved, as well as a stepping stone to further similar activities.

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