Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How Are You Reducing Your Carbon Footprint?

In my last post, I wrote about my goals for reducing my carbon footprint, which include walking and biking more, buying less stuff, and avoiding packaging whenever possible.  This got me curious what other people are up to, since we are all in this together.  What are you doing?  What are you not doing?  Do you have any goals set for reducing our dependence on burning fossil fuels?  It could be something like figuring out a way to hit two stops in one car ride that used to happen in two car trips.  Or it could be even simpler, like vowing to turn off extra lights after 9 PM.  What can you do to make a difference?  Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.  If you are looking for further inspiration on ways to make a difference, Green Wiki has a good article with tips and suggestions on reducing an individual's carbon footprint. 


  1. Packaging drives me crazy, but what I find even worse is the mass-consumption buying that stores like Costco encourage. People cannot consume the quantities we buy so a lot of it goes bad and gets tossed. One terrific thing about having chickens is that they're omnivores- so they consume all of the food scraps and turn them into eggs!

  2. I like to buy things that won't go bad at Costco, like vitamins and peanut butter, but once in awhile I buy something that goes bad. It's a shame. Chickens are wonderful,for sure! It's fun to feed them leftovers.