OK, I don’t want to brag but I was the head of the Earth Day committee in high school. I started the recycling program. This was in 1991 in San Antonio, Texas, so it felt like a big deal. I was also 16, so everything felt like a big deal. Anyway, for Earth Day this year I will be getting on a giant plane and flying back to Austin from Chicago. This does nothing for my carbon footprint. In fact it will take 881 lbs of CO2.
After realizing this I went to terrapass.com and bought a carbon offset. I feel better about it already.
What are you going to do in honor of Earth Day?
Click here for ideas and inspiration: The Nature Conservancy
By the way, the photos are from Venice Beach not Chicago. Flowers are always blooming in Venice Beach…