Taking a break from the usual today and attending the MIT Sustainability Summit
The MIT Sustainability Summit, Discovering New Dimensions for Growth, brings together students, engineers, business leaders, academics, environmental activists, and public servants to discuss how we can most effectively support each other as we face the opportunities and challenges of transitioning to a sustainable world.
Will update with more photos from the day …
Raw audio from Panel 1, MIT Sustainability Summit (27mb)
According to GreenProfitSolutions my personal carbon footprint is 6.2 metric tons. Anyone have links to a more comprehensive way of calculating this? As this MIT News office points out, the result obtained using the simple calculator above is below the actual carbon footprint floor that any American can realistically attain:
“But the ‘floor’ below which nobody in the U.S. can reach, no matter a person’s energy choices, turned out to be 8.5 tons, the class found. That was the emissions calculated for a homeless person who ate in soup kitchens and slept in homeless shelters.”