October 15 is Blog Action Day, and I am participating on all of my blogs. I thought it might be fun to figure my carbon footprint. There are lots of sites that do this for you. I did quite a few, just to get a general idea. And while my household is well below the national average, we still beat out the planet average. Mainly because, ultimately, even if we are less damaging than most Americans, we still are, in fact, Americans, and therefore consume more than anyone else on the planet. But we're trying to curb the damage we do.
Here are my favorite three:
Carbonfootprint.com (it's a U.K. site, so remember to switch to the USA version)
Nature Conservancy (this one is really cool, and breaks it down for you)
My favorite? This awesome consumer consequences game from American Public Media. It even tells you how many planets would be destroyed if everyone lived like you.