Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You know what they say about guys with big carbon footprints...

It's that magical time of year once again. Time for homo sapiens to consider riding the bike rather than driving the car to work. Time to gather up the recyclables and visit a donation center. Time to look up recipes for making fresh compost. Time to figure out if Tidy Cats Scoop Small Spaces Cat Litter actually can reduce greenhouse gases.

Yes, it's Earth Day, my friends!

Our planet is so spectacular, it's the only one in the solar system with its own holiday!

(Slightly unknown fact: Uranus Day was considered, but the constant snickering of immature homo sapiens was deafening.)

In honor of this magnificient day, I decided I would calculate my carbon footprint. I was not too happy with the findings. It seems my footprint equals 39 tons of carbon per year, which is above the U.S. average. The number one area holding me back was recycling. I'm going to start doing my part by reusing all of my old litter and shredding paper products around the house for future, nonexistent decoupaging projects.

Is your carbon footprint higher or lower than mine? You can find out here. Post your results in the comments along with any cool conservation tips you might have!

It might be a human's planet, but we all have to live here.

13 comments:

The Meezers said...

um, wow. mine is 23 (mainly 'acuase I doesn't own a car), but the mom's is 38. she should bike to work. who cares that she lives 86 miles from werk. - Miles

Zeus said...

Meezers: 86 miles from work?! I think you should let her slide, Miles. I'm pretty certain Earth will give her a get-out-biking-free card. ;)

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Dude. You made my mom feel old with that "Get In Shape Girl" comment. All the sudden the theme song popped in her head and she's thinking back to the corny kids workout stuff she had back then.

Zeus said...

Laney: LOL...how do you think my pet feels for knowing about it too?

Tuck said...

Jen's was 29. I think there are a few things she needs to work on.

Cliff and Olivia said...

Funky paw print!

Jasmim said...

Actually we have to reflect our attitudes towards it.

Jas & Gi

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Yeah. We do lot's of recycling here. I fink dat is what it means when I lick Angie's fur an den recycles dem back out.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Zeus!
I could not complete it because I don't live in the US. But we did something similar here and we got 12!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Angel said...

Happy Earth Day. Go green!

PinkynAsh said...

Happy earth day, we got this result when trying to just calculate what we do. Your estimated greenhouse gas emissions are 15 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent per year, which is below the U.S. national average.
Mamma got this Your estimated greenhouse gas emissions are 14 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent per year, which is below the U.S. national average.

I think hers was low just b/c of working from home,and not commuting.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I shudder to think of what my methane footprint must be.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Mom's is 32. Our prob is household energy use. Nina an I hasn't been unpluggin stuff enuf. Dad takes sumfin called a bust to school an dat reduces usin him's truck.

But do we HAF to unplug our water fountain? It's essential!