Top 10 things to lessen your ecological footprint

I have a hard time with environmental and ecological footprint. I always feel that my family could be doing more. But I’ve come to the conclusion that the more is educating those people who actually could be doing a lot more. Hopefully this blog post will reach some of those people and I’ll have done my part.

Now some of these things I don’t practice myself due to my lifestyle but I’ll mention those in context. These are in no particular order just some of the most important items. Feel free to add your own ideas below in the comments. Read more →

Are carbon offsets worth it?

There has been quite a few articles on carbon offsets lately. What are they and are they just a money grab? I thought I would look into carbon offsets and some of the companies that are claiming to provide them. A lot of people ask “Why would you want to pay more money for a flight, on top of your already overpriced tickets?” To balance your highly polluting lifestyle. Read more →

Vancouver 2010 Olympics… Just try and get the tickets you want

It was my job to get tickets for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic tickets for the family today. The last day for the lottery is tomorrow so I thought I would get our request in. We wanted snowboard halfpipe and hockey and the rest didn’t really matter.

So I went ahead and used their clunky and annoying interface on their website for ticket procurement. I found a package that had Men’s Halfpipe, Men’s Hockey preliminary round, Ski Jumping and a “Vancouver victory Ceremony”. Good enough. Added it to my basket. I went and tried to check out but they wanted me to choose an alternate package. Read more →