Archive for January 2010
Challenge #1: What’s your carbon footprint?
Do you ever look in the mirror before heading out to visit friends, and you think you look alright…only to later see photos of yourself and wonder “Is that how I really look now!?” Sometimes seeing an unbiased, unflattering view of yourself can be a motivating factor to make some changes.
The San Diego Zoo has recruited six families for a fun and educational challenge—to see if changes they make now can reduce their “carbon footprint.” What is a carbon footprint? It is the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating, transportation, and more. In the past several decades, humans have been releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere much faster than plants and oceans can absorb it.