Monday, January 29, 2007

I'm Carbon Neutral!

Hi family! Today I have the honor and privileged of saying that I am leading a carbon neutral life. What this means is that I have offset my Co2 usage enough that I am contributing zero carbon emissions to the environment (The pesky thing that causes global warming). I calculated my 10 Tons of yearly carbon usage based on:

  • 7555 kilowatt hours of electricity (2006 Actual - household of 3)
  • 426 Therms of natural gas (2006 Actual - household of 3)
  • 12,000 miles driven per year (Estimate)
  • 6,000 miles flown per year. (Estimate)

I decided to purchase my carbon offsets through a company that is a minority (Native American) owned business called NativeEnergy ( ).

Did you know that if every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR, we would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year AND prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of nearly 800,000 cars?


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