Earth Day caught me a little bit by surprise this year, so I confess I haven’t planned to do anything particularly profound today.
Since the last time I checked this carbon footprint calculator, I’ve made a lot of changes in my life (comprehensive recycling, CFL bulbs, 100% windfarm-based electricity, a vast reduction in the number of flights I was taking – though that had more to do with getting married than anything else, but still…), the result of which is a total household carbon footprint of 12.2 tons per year, which is FAR cry from the day I first ran the numbers and got a 20 ton carbon footprint.
Yes, it’s a reduction, but more notable is the fact that the 20 ton footprint was just for me, and the new and improved version includes the whole Casa Testerman (call it 2.5 people). So… go us? not too bad.
Here’s my the original list of “things to do to stop fucking up the earth”, with some notes on what’s been checked off and what still needs doing.