Ever wonder how much of an environmental impact your pet has? Well, two researchers in New Zealand have the answer for you. They have calculated the carbon footprints of pets. Read all about it in Eco-pawprints (High Country News).cross-posted at Lizbeth's Garden
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Carbon Footprints of our Pets
Posted by morganna at 9:38 PM
Labels: carbon dioxide, Environment, sustainability
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I am not sure I believe their numbers. For example, the energy in the 24 gallons of gasoline is about the same as the energy in the food necessary to sustain a human for a year. Multiply by something like a factor of 5 to convert to the food necessary to feed a chicken and you have about 125 gallons of gasoline. For a twenty mile per gallon vehicle, that is something like 2500 miles driven. So I am guessing that their numbers are high for pet footprints.ReplyDelete