Archive for January, 2013

New Year’s Resolution Jan. 2013

January 5, 2013

My goal is to reduce my carbon footprint with one example of each of the following methods. This article outlines why acting now is so important.

1. Substitution

  • one fuel for another (e.g., replace a fossil fuel use)
  • one technology for an other (e.g. florescent light bulb for incandescent )
  • one local product (e.g., a local food to replace a non-local one)

2. Economization

  • by reduction of use (drive fewer miles [in 2012 we drove: Update on our driving in 2012:
    • Krista’s car (red) 7927 miles
    • My car (white) 5241 miles
    • pickup (blue) 1059 miles)
  • by substitution (e.g., drive a more efficient vehicle, example green cars here)

3. Green production

4. Identify a path to a steady-state economy in one aspect of my life

5. Upgrade my bike trailer and use it in 6 months of the year

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