Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gifts to the Earth

I want to call your attention to an article entitled "9 Christmas Gifts You Can Give to Your Mother ... Earth". It's very, very sensible. Here's what part of it says:

1. Stay Home

One of the best things you can do for the planet is fix up your own nest with holiday cheer and enjoy the festivities with loved ones near by. Airline travel is one of the biggest parts of our carbon footprint, and buses, cars and trains have big impacts as well.
Our leisure travel by car alone accounts for over 9 billion gallons of fuel and 90 millions tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. Air travel tacks on 140-plus million tons more of CO2. That's a huge amount of CO2 emissions -- taken together it represents more than the entire annual emissions of countries like Venezuela or the Netherlands!

There are eight more suggestions. They're good.

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