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Carbon neutral, is green?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The rush to go on a carbon diet, even if by proxy, is in overdrive.
    In addition to the celebrities — Leo, Brad, George — politicians like John Edwards and Hillary Clinton are now running, at least part of the time, carbon-neutral campaigns. A lengthening list of big businesses — international banks, London's taxi fleet, luxury airlines — also claim "carbon neutrality." Silverjet, a plush new trans-Atlantic carrier, bills itself as the first fully carbon-neutral airline. It puts about $28 of each round-trip ticket into a fund for global projects that, in theory, squelch as much carbon dioxide as the airline generates — about 1.2 tons per passenger, the airline says.

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  2. Lorna

    Lorna New Member Webmaster

    I think part of the problem with the Carbon Neutral thing, is that a lot of people use it as a conscience easer, so rather than make positive changes to reducing their carbon footprint, they think that planting some trees will excuse not doing anything about it.

    Also, the trees planted are going to take some time to grow, so the benefit isnt going to be as immediately beneficial as trying to change your lifestyle and reducing your footprint in the first place.

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