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Noel Oco

FreeLance Project Manager / Organisational Coach, Project Management

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How do you simplify your life to lessen your carbon footprint on a daily basis?

Less stuff equals less concern which equals less stress.

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    Nov 17 2012: In my opinion, the term 'simplifying' is confusing the 'carbon footprint' debate, as it suggests those things to be 'simple'.

    In general, humans tend to go the 'way of least resistance', which is a natural law, and therefore we are not always to be blamed for doing so.

    So if 'simplifying ones life' would be easy, we would not have any discussion on this.

    To 'lessen your carbon footprint' takes effort, a lot of effort, as we have to deal with one of the most difficult issues known to mankind: Changing our habits!

    Regardless of all our knowledge about 'doing the right thing' we usually refuse to do it, as long as this implies to leave our 'comfort zone'.

    If we are used to just wear a T-shirt at home during winter, we don't feel comfortable to wear 'full gear' and to lower the heating system accordingly. And as long the price doesn't hurt that much, our 'carbon footprint' will remain the same.

    So to me the question would rather be, how much are we willing to 'unsatisfy our lifes' to lessen our carbon footprint seen from the current perspective of usual comfort.
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      Nov 18 2012: I like what you said here: "If we are used to just wear a T-shirt at home during winter, we don't feel comfortable to wear 'full gear' and to lower the heating system accordingly. And as long the price doesn't hurt that much, our 'carbon footprint' will remain the same." When there is a will there is a way. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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