23 Dec '11, 1pm

Calculating Santa's Carbon Footprint

Calculating Santa's Carbon Footprint

Call us a bunch of geeks around here at GreenBiz, but we sometimes spend an inordinate amount of time wondering, "What is the carbon footprint of X?" We've never given much thought to Santa's carbon footprint, but the good folks at Ethical Ocean have. Today, on the eve of Christmas Eve, we thought we'd share their rendition of Santa's mighty carbon footprint, as well as their advice for how he could trim it. If you're not familiar with Ethical Ocean, it's sort of an online marketplace for products that are either good for people, animals or the planet. Last month, they brought us the anatomy of a factory farmed turkey in a bid to get consumers to think just a little more deeply about one of America's most beloved traditions. Santa is another mainstay of the season, but his carbon footprint is huge -- 69.7 million metric tons of CO2, largely from the production, packaging a...

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