Every little bit counts, but it's useful to know which bits count the most and tackle them first.
In the Newtown Cottage we've done a good job of reducing our direct greenhouse emissions or buying offsets:
- Electricity consumption is down and we purchase green energy in excess of what we use (meaning someone else also gets some green energy)
- Car is offset by more than we use (we travel less than 1,500km most years)
- Flights are offset
So while we've been patting ourselves on the back, this article reminds us that there's still a lot to do in the indirect area - primarily the goods and services that we buy. Another area of focus for all of us. Time to watch that Story of Stuff video again.