I think it's good to keep this conversation going - it's an ongoing effort. I was just transferred to an office 3 times as far from home. I can't move my home, and I don't want to. Not sure what to do about that. With longer work hours again, things like hanging up the laundry are harder too. I included recycled glass counter top in my kitchen remodel - that was expensive but it was a nice thought. Plus, it's no-formaldehyde, as are the cabinets. My newest computer is a hand-me-down. Not patting myself on the back - I have a lot more to work on. But I hope that people continue to think of ways to change habits in the direction of less pollution, less consumption, better conservation and better environment.
Setting a good example and asking the question "How can I do more" creates more change than you might expect.
A few years ago I was bad. I didn't really care about carbon foot print. My job required me to drive a lot and I was seldom home. Now I am fortunate enough to work from home. One day I came across an electric car video on the web. I always wanted build one never had the time and thought it was to expensive... This video changed my mind and I started to think. If this person could do it then I surly can. I understand electronics, I can weld, I have repaired a lot of cars and HATE OIL, GAS, WATER. They just don't mix. The electric car removes most of the things I hate about working on cars.
That is the beginning to my addiction to watching my carbon foot print. The things I have done to reduce are:
I am researching some other things as well.
There are a lot of things we can do. These are my big ticket items. There are a lot of smaller things that I am trying as well.
We cant all do the crazy expensive things. The little things help just as much and we need to recognize that. The big thing is to get people to at least think about it. Eventually they do things to reduce their carbon foot print. I am one of those people.
Sadley, not much. I'm only 13, and I don't know exactley WHAT I could do. Any ideas, people?
Lots, but it takes a little time to see it, and it's often uncool.
Try to find hobbies without a plug on it (books, sports). Eat less meat. Buy things that are locally made or grown, not half a world away, so the fuel cost doesn't build up. Buy only the things you really need and use them as long as possible. Recycle. And read about the things you can do to lower your carbon footprint when you're older - you need that info. Have a nice day!
Already doing the first two things, but I got a unrealated problem. Yesterday, as I got back from school, I connected to my home wifi and went on this website only to find a pop-up from Comcast saying I illegally downloaded a movie, video, or song(it wasn't specific)! I know this is wrong because I don't even know HOW to download songs, videos or movies, and I can't be anyone else because I use a tablet and I rarley let anyone else use it for internet browsing(only those i trust, and I make sure they don't download w/o my permission)! Anyways, I have to do research on a project for school (an informational book on stars) and the pop-up appears on every website or browser I use! I seriously need to get this project done, or might not be able to get a good enough grade to get into my dream highschool! And I can't tell my mom, because I know she'll get mad and I'll probably get in trouble! Please help!
I'm sorry, but I don't know how to help with this. Are you sure it's not some sort of ad?
Yes, I'm sure its not an ad. Im seeing it right now(it stays at the top of the page), and it has a link to the Comcast anti-piracy website.