So I haven’t posted in a few weeks while I packed up life and moved back to the US, then to LA, then Seattle, and back to LA. I’m embarressed to say that my carbon footprint for the week was about 6 Tons do to two really long haul flights, plus a rental car to move some boxes (I offset that, however).
If that were the long and short – I only needed to emit pollution and greenhouse gases when I flew really long distances, I’d be a happy person. My electricity can come from renewables (no coal based in California), I can bike for short trips around the city or use an electric car, and my short-haul trips (i.e. not cross country), should be a combination of high-speed rail and regional rail. Can I achieve that goal?