Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What's Your Footprint?

In honor of Earth Day, check out this quiz found in the Orlando Sentinel. It helps you calculate your carbon footprint in terms of fuel emissions. Mine is 15,286 lbs. per year. The average is over 45,000!!

I took another quiz on my carbon footprint from the Nature Conservancy. By this reckoning, I contribute far more CO2 to the atmosphere -- 22 tons per year! That's still below the national average (27 tons), but a smidgeon above the worldwide average, which is 5.5 tons per year. Ouch.

Finally, the New York Times has a great feature about ways to reduce one's footprint. And the Dallas Morning News has "46 Simple Ways to Help the Environment."

I'll post photos of dead plants soon.

1 comment:

Nancy J. Bond said...

Thanks for the great links!