Offset your carbon footprint

Makes a good Christmas gift, too:

As of 2008, NC GreenPower also offers carbon offsets to address growing concerns about the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment. The program accepts financial contributions from citizens and businesses to help offset the cost to produce green energy. There is no limit on the number of $4 blocks an individual, organization or business can purchase.

If you're not sure just how much carbon you need to offset, there's a neat calculator on this page.


Heading out to shop,

with mom and two sisters. Which should keep me on mission anyway, as I'm prone to be distracted by colorful shiny things.

Note to self: If you had finished your Christmas shopping before now, like you said you were going to, this wouldn't be necessary.