I didn’t watch much of Live Earth, but it has inspired me to sign up to the pledge. Or at least, my variation of the pledge.
1. I will continue to reduce my carbon emissions, both by switching to more efficient appliances and equipment where practical, and by reducing my use of them.
2. At the end of this month, and regularly after that, I will calculate and offset my remaining emissions, to become carbon neutral. (The last rough calculation came out at 9 tonnes per year. The Australian average for households is about 14.)
3. I’ll continue to lobby for more options so other people can reduce theirs. (Reminder: Depending on how you measure it, transport is the biggest cause of household carbon emissions; between 34% and 49%.)
4. I will try to never have a comb-over like Al Gore.
Who’s with me?