Your home's carbon footprint

From the New York Times, August 28, 2008:

One of the main sources of greenhouse gases is the home. “For individuals, about 40 percent of our carbon emissions come from our homes,” said Eric Carlson, the executive director of, an environmental group in Silver Spring, Md.

Activities outside the home, like driving or flying, are part of the problem, too. But what happens in the kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and yard is important, from heating to cooking to using products whose manufacture produces emissions that can be harmful.

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