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I (Antennaria p a blia) mulch around it, as it About Our Environment and try a couple of calculators promotes "ways for society to You can drive your car less and I likes dry conditions. Dear EarthTalk: What does that track use in different ways. live in balance with the natural turn down the heat, but consider I ]t has spoon-shaped, silvery"carbon neutral" really mean? One is Earthlab's (https://www. world." You can purchase ways you can affect business leaves, and its downy, And is it really possible to live earthlab.com/createprofile/reg, credits from a renewable energy and government policies that nkish-white flower heads in such a manner without just aspx); the University of California company, for instance, to offset could tap into that other 50-plus resorting to buyingcarbon at Berkeley also offers one at: the amount of carbon emissions percent. show from April to June. credits? http:llbie.berkeley.edulfilesl you can't eliminate through other "We are all part of the solution," --VeraHoffman,ConsumerFootprintCalc.swf. measures, wrote U.N. Secretary-General 2009 by King Features Syndicate, Ban Ki-moon in the foreword to Kick the Habit. "Whether you are an individual, a business, an organization or a government, there are many steps you can take to reduce your climate footprint. It is a message we must all take to heart." CONTACT: Kick the Habit, www.unep.org/publications/ ebooks/kick-the-habit. Inc. World nghts reserved. Seattle, WA For a calculation, you'll need Will your efforts make a information about your home difference? Kick the Habit says Carbon neutral is a term t.oa~ p~evio~ sepia, F,A.Q, .......................... .................. that has sprouted many , definitions, and how to achieve - .... ,8. .............................. it has spawned numerous interpretations, too. According to the New Oxford "American Dictionary, which made carbon neutral its 2006 "Word of the Year," it involves "calculating your \ Select U~S. State Nearest major U.S. city or region s ~i~ct How many peopte live in your household? ii 36i ............................... iiiii , Climate Neutrality, by the United energy use and your travel by Nations Environment Program. car and public transit. Some CO2 makes up some 80 percent calculators ask whether you're of the world's greenhouse vegetarian, how much you gases, but five others--nitrous recycle and compost, and how oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, much you spend buying goods perfluorocarbons, sulphurand dining out. The equation hexafluoride and methane--also can get involved. Record your contribute. Limits on all six gases information sources, and then were called for by the Kyoto revisit the calculator periodically Protocol international climate with new numbers to see how treaty, you're doing. total climate-damaging carbon = o ,,GOT AN e ,ss,on e0uc, w ere ........ 00 'NV"ON''NT'' possible, and then balancing wh=t is your gross anm.~l household income? your remaining emissions, often QUESTION? by purchasing a carbon offse!." ......... ........ {, ] -a k rrenspo t,on" orot =rllok, a, g to eontln -- Send it to: EarthTalk, c/o But the term is really so 06. -Then, either keep the "de ult" values or enter your own E/TheEnvironmental Today's term, "climate neutral," Magazine complicates the issue. Tracking P.O. 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