Sunday, August 19, 2012
More Summer Reading: How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything
I liked this book as it put CO2 emissions in terms that translate to my life...and makes me think about things from a new perspective. Sure, I know that biking is better than driving my car..but the author (Mike Benner-Lee) points out that if I'm powering by bike ride by eating air freighted produce, my carbon footprint for my bike ride increases. Darn! Another argument for buying local! The average American has a 28 ton annual carbon footprint. This book advocates ..but doesn't preach for a 10 ton diet..and provides ideas for how to get there. It's a fun and easy read that will give you lots...I mean tons of fact fodder for your next fete. Enjoy!