Thursday, November 19, 2009

Carbon Footprint Update

Now that I am no longer a "worker" in the traditional sense of the word I have just updated my carbon footprint details.

I am now emitting approximatley half a tonne of carbon each year ... well a little bit over: 0.53 tonnes. Now I could be cocky and say it is waaaaaaay under the average for Australia but it would still take 2 planets to support everyone if they lived like me.

I do buy at least 5 trees each year and only need to buy one to offset my emissions, so I am 8 trees in credit that way but next weekend I will need to buy an additional 5 trees to specifically offset my American trip from earlier in the year. Yes I could use my exisiting credits but I want to offset the trip separately.

So, I am happy with the results but there is still room for improvement. I was contemplating saving my shower water for use on the garden but that isn't really practical with my back being as it is so my goal is to increase my percentage of food bought with consideration to Food Miles and to further cut down my meat consumption.

Just an update .....

PS: I used both the 1degree calculator and the WWF one to come up with my totals.

3 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I was wondering how you worked it out. I'm going to have a look at the calendars now. Well done, mg.

diver said...

Wow, five trees for a return for the OS flight. The comparison with your annual trees was a surprise. Those planes must really belch it out ...

Mountaingirl said...

How did you go Welshcakes?

diver - I did got to Dallas and back and otherwise I do try and be green lol. In any case, I love trees so I am not fussed it it is out a bit :-)