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WALL STREET JOURNAL -5/14/04
New Lifestyle Option
For the Eco-Minded:
'Carbon-Neutral'
By ANTONIO REGALADO
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
May 14, 2004; Page B1
Guy Dauncey, an environmentalist, book author and lecturer who lives in
British Columbia, decided to go low-carb last year. It wasn't about laying
off the potatoes: Mr. Dauncey decided to do something about the carbon
dioxide his lifestyle was pumping into the atmosphere.
The invisible gas, emitted by burning gasoline and other fuels, is blamed
for rising global temperatures. That worries Mr. Dauncey. So after
calculating how much CO2 he had emitted by driving his car, heating his home
and flying on business trips during a year, he wrote a check for $280 to
help install solar panels in Africa and Bhutan.
Mr. Dauncey calculates the CO2 saved by switching people from kerosene to
solar power will make up exactly for the 28 tons he estimates as his own
emissions. "I have become carbon-neutral," he says.
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jake Gyllenhaal also have zeroed out their
carbon emissions. The band ColdPlay is paying to soak up the emissions tied
to creating an album. The University of Florida, in Gainesville, is
contemplating going carbon-neutral by 2030.
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