Monday, April 28, 2008

Going Green...

So, I've decided to start a series of posts called "Going Green." These posts will record my attempts to minimize our carbon footprint and make better choices for the environment. Hopefully, as time goes on, I can make some good changes and make my home and garden more sustainable.

If you want to find out the size of your carbon footprint check this out:

PS - My carbon footprint was about 13 tonnes of CO2 per year. The average in Canada is 20.

Also - anyone know why there was a question about what types of financial services I use? How does this connect to sustainability?

1 comment:

denise said...

Thanks for the info on how to find out the size of my carbon foot print. I wasn't too far behind you. My carbon footprint was about 11 tons of CO2 per year, so I wasn't far behind you.

Posting your recordings and results of your attempts to decrease carbon footprint is definitely a great idea. It might also encourage others and give them suggestions on how to do the same since being "green" is the new trend.

I just recently converted to the green side and I'm glad I did. I even got a couple of my peers to join me. We never realized how the smallest things like carpooling and paying bills online could have such an affect.

One of my most recent changes was the most fascinating to people. I switched to bioheat! People are blown away when they find out that it consists of heating oil and everyday products of nature like cotton and corn oil. It's the way to go in terms of making winter as green as possible. I love it especially because it turns my cold seasons into warm and comfy ones.

Working for NORA has encouraged me to research other kinds of cool things I could do to preserve the planet.

I received a majority of my tips from You should check it out too. I hope it makes your transition into the green world as smooth as it made mine.