James asks about our air miles. We definitely burn up too much carbon. Consulting, which in theory should be low carbon, is actually a carbon intensive business because of all the travel. None of us like traveling that much, but face to face is still an important element in most businesses (note that Google, eBay and so on are all facetime campuses). I should probably use one of the many carbon calculators and come back with a more measured response. Suffice to say we’re thinking about the issue, but we’re not ready for formal reporting at this point. That’s not good enough, but I am not going to lie about it. One thing you may well see in future is a mapping between our dopplr travel and our carbon consumption- linking declarative living with earth resource accounting.
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