Does it take into account how the emissions you would create staying home, assuming you are not a recluse?
It doesn't mention anything in there, nope!
An interesting fact from the article;"if all the planes carrying travellers across Canada were replaced by individuals in cars, it would require deforesting a lot of land to create a couple of extra lanes on the trans-Canada highway to handle all the extra traffic. And that wouldn't eliminate any of the carbon dioxide produced in the process."
Guilt factor. Well, I think as long as everyone tries to be as environmentally responsible as possible, without being O/C, we could accomplish alot
. Some people have
to drive to work. Sometimes there really isn't much of a choice if there is no Go-Train available, or car pools in the area, or bus routes to get you there and it is simply too far to walk or cycle. Instead of being weighed down by guilt, there are many things we can do to ease our personal effects. Yes, people who don't drive are definitely heros in my eyes, but they are also lucky enough to be in a situation where it's possible for them. You can't always choose where your job is located, although that would be great. There is always a middle ground.
Plant trees. Plant lots and lots of trees! Volunteer with a community organization. Plant them on your own, in your backyard. Trees are unsung heros. If you have to drive, make sure your car is running properly ie efficiently. Change the fluids regularly, keep things running smoothly and you will emit less pollution.
In Ontario, we have
to have emissions tests, and if we don't pass, the car does not
make it on the road. It's definitely a step in the right direction b/c let's face it, at this time, there's no way we're getting cars off the road so we need to work with the problem and find ways to effectively cut emmisions. Don't drive when it's not absolutely necessary
Can you even fathom the amount of people who jump into their vehicles to get milk at the corner store down the street? It's scary.