Thursday, August 7, 2008

Impact Tip - What's your carbon footprint?

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week! Much apologies, such is life of a wedding photographer in the summertime :)

This week I was asked about my carbon footprint. I was of course familiar with this term but admittedly have never take the time to calculate mine. I always knew I was doing my best job to be more eco-friendly when it comes to my home, my health, my car, and my free time but I realize now I wasn't taking into account how much my traveling impacts my carbon footprint.

So without my frequent flights around the country I am below average but with my travel, I rise to average....AVERAGE! A word I really never want associated with me :) So I have decided from now on, I will off set my flights so that I can be completely carbon neutral. I am so glad this came into my life when it did, it is a valuable lesson that we can always do more!

Join me and find out your carbon footprint and if you too find your self average or above, find ways to reduce your impact and offset what you do use and become carbon neutral. These websites will help you calculate your carbon footprint and suggest ways to help! (in the left hand margin)

And special note to future brides, this site also has a wedding calculator! I think this one is the most comprehensive and accurate.

Check back on Sunday for an update to this post :)

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