Here is what I learned about my family car when I visited DriveNeutral:
This car uses the equivalent of 571 gallons of gasoline each year. This means it produces 11077 pounds of CO2 annually. You can neutralize your 2006 carbon emissions by purchasing a Tier Two DriveNeutral certification for $40.I think these numbers are kind of interesting. So $40 divided by 571 gallons means I can, presumably, offset my family car carbon footprint for only about 7 cents per gallon. Can that be right? Why are some people talking about increasing the gasoline excise tax by at least 50 cents a gallon because of their global warming concerns? Now, divide 11077 pounds by 571 gallons, and the result is, according to these numbers, that I leave behind me 19.4 pounds of carbon dioxide for every gallon of gasoline I burn in the family car. Hmmmm, I wonder how much a gallon of gasoline weighs? I'm starting to wonder now if maybe I typed my family vehicle incorrectly when I visited Drive Neutral.