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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 →

Six Products, Six Carbon Footprints (WSJ)

I found this article very interesting. The Wall Street Journal has broken down some of our everyday consumer goods and reported the carbon footprint. What is a carbon footprint? It is the amount of carbon that a product produces while it is being produced, manufactured and delivered. Basically the amount of carbon it takes from raw goods to the point where you are consuming it.

First product up, obviously the car. The average car spits out 1 pound of carbon for each mile it drives.

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