Why are children included under my footprint and not divided like other members of my household?

At Tweak, we believe that everyone has a role to play in reducing their carbon footprint and taking action to address climate change. We know that small changes in individual behavior can add up to make a big difference, and we want to help people understand their impact and make more sustainable choices.

When it comes to calculating an individual's carbon footprint, there are many factors to consider, including household size, transportation habits, food choices, and energy use. While some of these factors are straightforward, others are more complex, such as the impact of having children on an individual's carbon footprint.

It's well-known that having children has a significant impact on an individual's carbon footprint. Studies have shown that the carbon footprint of a child can be many times greater than that of an adult, due to the resources and energy required to raise and care for a child. This is not to say that people should not have children, but it is important to acknowledge that having children is a footprint responsibility that parents have to bear.

At Tweak, we take this responsibility seriously and have made the decision to include children in the parent’s carbon footprint calculation until they leave the household. This means that we do not divide transactions by the number of children in your household, but only by the number of adults. By doing so, we hope to provide more accurate and comprehensive carbon footprint calculations for individuals and families, and help people make informed decisions about their consumption patterns.

Of course, we understand that every household is different, and that some people may have different opinions or preferences when it comes to accounting for children in their carbon footprint calculations. That's why we also provide options for users to customise their household settings and adjust their carbon footprint calculation accordingly.

In the end, our goal is to help people understand the impact of their choices on the environment, and to empower them to make more sustainable choices that can help reduce their carbon footprint and create a more sustainable future for all.

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