Kris’ carbon tally for 2014

In April of last year, I laid out my plan to reduce my CO2 production, from 16.9 tons in 2013 to 2 tons by 2023. My budget was 10.5 tons for 2014 and I’m pleased to say, I came in well under that, at 6.2 tons! Still far from a sustainable level, but a huge improvement for me!

2014 CO2 production from travel

Purpose Notes CO2 (in tons) Offset
Jun Japan trip LAX –> HND 1.9 2014/12/24
HND <-> KUM 0.2 2014/12/24
Jul England trip HND –> LON 2.1 2014/12/24
LON –> LAX 2.0 2014/12/24
Dec Vermont trip LAX <-> BBF cancelled
TOTAL — 6.2

If you’re concerned about climate change, I thoroughly recommend this 10-year plan! It lets you start from where you are, measure your improvements, and see progress. Throughout last year when I took courses on climate change and read the most recent studies, I was continually relieved to have the plan. Scientists’ warnings about climate change are growing more dire. We need to reduce our CO2 by 10 percent per year if we’re going to avoid committing the earth to more than 2 degrees warming. For me, the 10-year plan makes the task clear and manageable. Join me!

2 Responses to “Kris’ carbon tally for 2014”

  1. Jacksan says:

    Will you be designing a solar powered aircraft for your future flights to Japan?

    • kris says:

      Wouldn’t that be the bee’s knees! I wonder what it’d be like to take a cargo ship. Is it still possible to work on one for free transport? Such a romantic idea (until you’re 8 days into the Pacific). :)

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