I am now settled in Geraldton, Western Australia and have done the calculations on my final carbon footprint from April 2008 to April 2009.
My target was to get it down to 6 tonnes, which was a target my fellow CRAGers and I all agreed to.
My actual carbon footprint was 7543kg!
[This is a combined total for all my work and personal activities, which is slightly different from most people’s calculations that are purely personal.]
The numerous trans-Australia train trips in the last-month added a few hundred kilograms, as I actually traveled 1.5 times the distance in Australia by train as I had done the whole way from London to Darwin!
It’s a bit disappointing that I didn’t get the overall footprint lower, but think it is still a significant improvement from the previous year’s total of 19533kg, and puts me well below the average despite having traveled a lot.
2009-10 should be relatively free of travel, I will be pretty much vegan, in control of the water and energy usage of my house, and living 5 mins from everywhere by bike…so will see if I can get below 5 tonnes. Which is still incredibly far from the 2.2 tonnes that would be my fair share!
Considering I have now offset my footprint, I guess you could say my footprint is zero…but we all know offsets are a little flawed.
You can see the details of my calculations here: Custom calculator_Actual 2008-2009_ao