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9.16.2006

CARBON EMISSIONS

Most people emit about 15 tons of CO2 per year, with Americans producing over 25 percent of the world's carbon emissions.

You can buy your way out of generating your emissions by making a tax-deductible contribution of $11 for yourself (or as a gift) to the Better World Club, an alternative to AAA Auto Club (no endorsement). The money goes to plant forests.

Yikes, maybe we could also drive less, travel in airplanes less and reduce home electricity consumption?

Once you've calculated your carbon emissions, you can offset part or all of them by purchasing green energy certificates from the City utility. These support use of renewable energy in place of fossil fuel use.


One place to calculate your carbon emissions
A place to buy green energy certificates: http://www.talgov.com/you/electric/gfy.cfm

Contributed by Gary Brinkworth, manager of strategic planning, City of Tallahassee Electric


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