Calculating your carbon footprint is not hard. There are hundreds of websites that offer calculators and some even offer ways to offset your sins. Kind of like the church. Its neutral and its up to you to make the difference. In the future that may not be left up to you.
The International Herald Tribune reports in its Blog the Business of Green” that there is a British movement “CRAG”, or a Carbon Rationing Action Group based in Islington, North London which has started a radically different different movement. They hold each other to account!. This may be be the birth of a trend.
Read the article and let me know if you think this will work in North America . Also check out your own carbon footprint. In North America. try the EPA’s calculator. Then there is the “COOLCLIMATE CALCULATOR” offered up by Berkley.