By all accounts, our carbon footprint is smaller than average. Commuting by bike, dining low on the food chain, keeping the thermostat high in summer and low in winter and good insulation all contribute.

Any new appliances are energy star rated. Although our gas boiler, installed in October of 1960, may not be energy efficient but infrequent use makes it so.

However round trip travel between Dulles and Dubai resulted in 1.994 tons of carbon, blowing our budget and making us carbon heavy for this year.

We need to go carb free, and plant some trees.