Saturday, December 22, 2007

Introducing... the trip to Kroger

This is probably the most common route you will see me take during the next year.  This is a simple two mile round trip from my house to Kroger.  I have done it so many times in the past, it is almost second nature.  The minute I say I am going to Kroger, Lindsay  (my four-year-old) gets ready for her trip in the trailer.  

It has taken a while, but I have found several reputable sources that state the average amount of CO2 emissions from a car to be between 1,200 and 1,500 per 1000 miles.  I have figured my car to give off just over 1,300 pounds of CO2 per 1,000 miles driven.  Given that, this two mile trip has saved about 2.6 pounds of CO2.  While that may not seem like much, it is the little things that begin to add up over time.  Am I looking to change the world in one day?  Hell no.  It does not happen that way.  Instead, change happens a little bit at a time. 

So this post introduces one  new item. The  amount of CO2 saved to date.  This  early in the game it is only 2.6 pounds.  

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