Tuesday, March 2, 2010
For a while now, I have been wanting to keep track of how many miles I drive, both for work and personal use. Why? Because I am curious about Carbon Offset and how much it would cost to balance out my driving. A while ago I posted that if everyone lived like I do, it would take 2.75 Earths to sustain us all. While we can't make a few more Earths, I can reduce my impact on the one we have.
The plan is to enter in how many miles I drive daily into a GoogleDocs form I made. (I can walk you through it if you'd like) When I pull it up on my phone it looks like this:
I am going to try and get work to buy carbon offsets (or many plant enough trees) to offset the amount of carbon released by just one employee over the course of a month or year.
If you would like to do something like this as well, let me know and I can post your information as well. I can make you the same spreadsheet or you can just post/email me how many miles you drive a month and what kind of vehicle you drive.
You can find out your Ecological Footprint here: www.myfootprint.org