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dc.contributor.author Arena, Alejandro Pablo
dc.contributor.author Piastrellini, Roxana
dc.contributor.author Baron, Gabriela Nuri
dc.contributor.author Civit, Bárbara María
dc.date.available 2018-06-13T15:28:13Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02
dc.identifier.citation Arena, Alejandro Pablo; Piastrellini, Roxana; Baron, Gabriela Nuri; Civit, Bárbara María; YUPI®, a regional footprint calculator; Springer Heidelberg; International Journal Of Life Cycle Assessment; 22; 4; 2-2016; 546-556
dc.identifier.issn 0948-3349
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/48519
dc.description.abstract Purpose. Many tools to quantify the environmental impact of human decisions have been developed, but all of them seem to have a limited application at the regional or local level. A free-of-charge, Argentina-based personal footprint calculator software (YUPI®) has been developed in order to raise awareness among local citizens about the environmental impacts generated by their daily habits. The extensive use of the tool will generate information suitable for future scientific studies based on local data.Methods. The software calculates the ecological, carbon, and water footprints of individuals, implementing specific regional data from Argentina developed by the CLIOPE group, complemented with data from the Water Footprint Network and the Global Footprint Network. The calculator was developed focusing on interface attractiveness, ease of use, language simplicity, and a good trade-off between completion time and fullness.Results and discussion. The YUPI® software allows its users to understand at a glance their contribution to the environmental impacts of modern society and to quantify the reduction opportunities they have at hand. The progra's language and variables reflect local lifestyle choices, making the filling process accessible for children. The calculator was placed online as an educational tool for teachers and students from all educational levels, and it was also used by visitors in local science and educational fairs. Valuable data was collected for future initiatives on impact mitigation.Conclusions. Amplified by the mass media, the new tool has helped raise awareness and discussion about the individual environmental footprint, both in the educational and in the domestic terrain. The strategy of creating a simple, easily administered, and widely available quiz helped bridge the gap between the academy and the people, making available to them the continuously updated information generated by the research groups. This is facilitating citizen not only to understand the complexity of the environmental problems but also to take informed actions leading to their mitigation.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer Heidelberg
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject Argentina
dc.subject Carbon footprint
dc.subject Community outreach
dc.subject Ecological footprint
dc.subject Water footprint
dc.subject On-line calculator
dc.subject.classification Meteorología y Ciencias Atmosféricas
dc.subject.classification Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
dc.title YUPI®, a regional footprint calculator
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dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
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dc.date.updated 2018-04-19T18:32:32Z
dc.identifier.eissn 1614-7502
dc.journal.volume 22
dc.journal.number 4
dc.journal.pagination 546-556
dc.journal.pais Alemania
dc.description.fil Fil: Arena, Alejandro Pablo. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Mendoza. Grupo CLIOPE. Energía, Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Piastrellini, Roxana. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Mendoza. Grupo CLIOPE. Energía, Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Baron, Gabriela Nuri. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Mendoza. Grupo CLIOPE. Energía, Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Civit, Bárbara María. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Mendoza. Instituto de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y Ambientales; Argentina. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Mendoza. Grupo CLIOPE. Energía, Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable; Argentina
dc.journal.title International Journal Of Life Cycle Assessment
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dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-016-1049-1
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