Its always been important to me. Work travel gives me a huge carbon footprint. That must be improved in 2008.
So this year I decided to try to be a lot more environmentally responsible. Here is an update on what we did and how it worked out.
Coming to Japan we chose countryside living over city living. (thats probably not better!) We live in a small house. Importantly, its a very short drive to work and we can walk to shops and restaurants. Its a longish walk to the station.
We bought a nice small car. Its a Nissan Tiida (Versa in USA). We got the smallest engine. I have not fixed my bicycle. This is one of my big failings on the environmental plan.
October 15, 2007 is Blog Action Day. You can read about it on the Blog Action Day site. (edit: looks like their link is broken now, here is the main site)
I will definitely be participating because this years subject, The Environment, is very important to me. I'm going to do the following:
1.) Starting on the 15th I'll post only environmentally responsible activities for a month.
You can calculate your carbon footprint here: Carbon Footprint
We have been thinking we were doing OK in terms of environment this year. But not so!