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Adventure travel with a low carbon footprint

We in the U.S. have put more greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere than any other nation, by far. (See also: Putting ourselves on a low-carbon budget) For many of us, air travel is our biggest contribution to CO2 emissions. But reducing our carbon footprint doesn’t mean no more fun vacations. It does mean using … Continue reading Adventure travel with a low carbon footprint

Putting ourselves on a carbon footprint budget

Calculating our household’s carbon footprint[1] was an eye-opening experience. Seeing our footprint displayed on the screen was humbling, and at the same time motivating. Humbling because we looked like pretty average Americans. Motivating, though, since we could see our improvement opportunities more clearly. We’d already made considerable headway on our home energy consumption, plus we … Continue reading Putting ourselves on a carbon footprint budget