29 Apr '13, 9pm

What you can do to reduce your carbon footprint

Recently, I was telling a friend the grim news about climate change . She wanted to know what are the top things she can do to reduce her personal global warming emissions. The chart below shows the emissions for the average American household. These leads me to conclude that if you are an average American, these are the top four things you could do to reduce your emissions: Walk, bike, transit, carpool, and drive an EV to get around. Make your house super energy efficient . Buy less stuff. Eat more vegetables rather than meat. Carbon footprint of the average American household The good news is that reducing your emissions generally also means saving money. The other good news is that several of these are eminently achievable. For example, we have access to beautiful fruits and vegetables in the U.S., so eating a healthy vegetable-based diet is totally within reach. The ba...

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