Friday, June 22, 2007

My Carbon Footprint

The UK Government's new Carbon Calculator is now up and running. I threw in my stats and got a grand total of 3.82 tonnes - compared with a national average of 4.48t - pretty good but helped by the fact that I haven't flown in over a year.

The calculator is very swish and easy to use, but the problem is what it doesn't count - food, clothing, other products, lifestyle outside the home, waste disposal etc, etc. I would guess that my actual carbon footprint is at least twice the above figure.

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