If you can’t bike or walk, you can always offset your greenhouse emissions by using Greenfleet’s emissions calculator and tree-planting service.
Christine thinks it’s a way of appeasing your guilt some you can go ahead and live anyway you like and the buy a few trees to make up for it. I hear her point and would say that this is not instead of changing and challenging your lifestyle.
I did this test and discovered it I needed to buy 63 trees to offset the carbon in my lifestyle, particularly this year with the crazy amount of flying I am doing.
The worlds greenhouse emissions rose 17.4% between 1990 and 1999. Domestic power consumption, including car use, accounted for one-third of the energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.
Jetsetters should be aware that, typically, flying uses the same amount of fuel per person as each individual would use if they drove to their destination alone. However, the fuel emissions are dispersed high in the atmosphere, where their impact is roughly 3 times greater than those created by earthbound forms of transport.
We can make a difference in all this…here is just one small way – when shopping look for things that have not had to flown here, always by local where at all possible.
We have just made a decision that we will try to walk and ride for things inside a certain zone around our house…we did say rain hail or shine…we will see how well that works!