This post over on Inhabitat led me to this press release by the Home Depot about planting trees which led me to the carbon zero calculator where you can very quickly and loosely calculate how many tons of CO2 emissions you as an individual generate every year, which suggested that “For only $42.84, you can neutralize your carbon footprint for the year.” and recommended from now on I purchase my airplane tickets on travelocity. Funny, idinit, how you think you are pursuing something positive and good only to be hit up for money and advertisements to be slyly planted in your way. clever!

me, I generated 9.46 tons of CO2 and should give someone $42.84 to “neutralize” my emissions.

[metrics for calculating emissions PDF]