Why Carbon Footprints Matter: What I Learned from my Hyper-Detailed Calculations
Saul Griffith calculated his carbon footprint in precise detail, from every product he bought to the carbon impact of his tax dollars.
A few years ago, I decided to figure out my exact personal carbon footprint—from every glass of wine, to a new pair of underwear, what impact I was having on the world. I thought I was probably doing a decent job; I was already running a renewable energy company, commuting by bike, and aware of energy issues. But the picture was pretty grim.