We could all do more to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.  But many times, the first step is to see how much we are emitting.  Go to the following EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/individual.html  It is a personal emissions calculator.  It will take 10 minutes to perform the calculation (f you look information up on your bills), so give yourself time to complete this task.  How do your emissions compare to the national average (41,500 lbs CO2/yr)?  Once you have completed your calculation, go to another part of the website that suggests actions you can take to reduce your emissions: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/index.html  Click on either "At home", "At the office", "At home" or "On the road".  Choose two things between the four categories that you feel you would actually do that would decrease your emissions, and tell the class about it (will it be hard/easy?, are you looking forward to it?, how do you plan to do it?, etc.).  I will ask you to tell us how your changes are going in three weeks.

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