What Was Your Carbon Footprint in 2008? CarbonFund.org Has Flexible Options to Offset It
Posted Dec 12 2008 12:23pm
Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t
Since the United States is a world leader per capita in greenhouse gas emissions
which cause global warming, the statistic of 24 tons of carbon generated per
year per capita is a powerful one. Now, I get just as jolly during the holiday
season as anyone but with the news about global warming worsening month by
month, I would be negligent if I didn’t encourage all of my readers to embrace
carbon offsets once the buzz of Christmas and New Year’s has passed.
So, have you taken the time to calculate how much carbon you generated in 2008?
If not, there’s a set of handy carbon calculators which I highly recommend at
Once you have calculated the number, there’s another key point to ponder.
Unless, like me, you lived carbon-neutral during 2008, you must offset your
carbon emissions. If you have followed my work here for some time, then you know
that I endorse and use several services to purchase my carbon credits. Lately, I
have covered CarbonFund.org with growing intensity because of the impressive
manner in which the company innovates. The subject of today’s post merely is the
The hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season makes it easy to forget the
volume of pollution involved. In a previous post, I mentioned The Story Of Stuff, a wonderful online movie which I give my highest
recommendation. The most important theme of that landmark creation is that the
true environmental expenses of modern life are hidden in the industrialized
When we factor in the enormous pressures toward materialism which come with the
holiday shopping season, we strip away decades of natural resources from the
planet in the course of just a few weeks’ time. As if that weren’t bad enough,
we leave a trail of waste which winds up in such places as dumps and landfills
as well as smog in our skies and hundreds of tons of carbon in the upper
What can you do? Offset the damage.
Even if your gifts all have been opened, you can purchase Holiday ClimateTags
from CarbonFund.org These nifty virtual gifts make it possible for you to offset
some or all of the carbon emissions caused by your celebration of the holidays
and the entry price point is quite low, just $10 for an entire ton.
Visit CarbonFund.org today and purchase one or more Holiday ClimateTags. You’ll
feel jolly when you’re done.