In the last post, I told you about a way to win a trip to New Zealand. This Saturday I won’t be heading to that magnificent land, but I’ll be going very close… to Australia!
And while I’m psyched about seeing cuddly koalas and kangaroos, sitting on pristine beaches, and eating shrimp on the barbie, that’s not the first thing I thought of when considering this trip. It’s the enormous carbon footprint my flight will create. The round trip flight from NYC to Sydney is nearly 20,000 miles of travel, equivalent to about 4 tons of CO2 emissions. Yikes!
I’ll definitely be buying some carbon offsets for this one. But I don’t think that’s enough. So I’m going to leave it up to you. What else can I do to make up for the carbon spewing flight?
Look for the survey, coming soon!
Okay, I’ve added the poll at the top of the page. You can add other suggestions in the comments section.
During my stay in Oz, what should I do to make up for the flight’s carbon spew?
- Eat no meat for the entire trip
- Buy only Australian made goods
- Volunteer for a local environmental group
- Other (add your own idea to comments)