you emit too much — here’s how to stop

If you never turn to Grist to check out the environmental news, you may give it a try.

One of their columns is Ask Umbra, a ‘Hints from Heloise’ for the green community. This one caught my eye and has some helpful tips on lowering your carbon footprint.

Q. Dear Umbra,

It’s common knowledge that Americans consume significantly more than our fair share of the Earth’s natural resources. I realize that this is a complex question that does not have a precise answer, but what kind of steps would I need to take in order to bring my consumption more in line with the worldwide average? For instance, would one cross-country airline trip put my consumption of oil above that of the worldwide yearly per capita average?

Pete M.
San Leandro, Calif.

Read the rest here!

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