As this is my first entry, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Gavin and I live in Melton, Australia. I am an Information Technology professional.
Over the last 17 months, my family and I have been on an incredible and wonderful journey of highs and lows, in the quest to lower our carbon footprint and become more sustainable in going about our daily lives.It all started with a viewing at my workplace of "An Inconvenient Truth" in which former U.S
What a day! After the movie, a wave of emotion came over me (more like guilt for sins past), and as my office building was some 5 Km from the cinema, I chose to walk and think long and hard about what actions I could take. There was no way I was going to place more carbon into the atmosphere after knowing what I now knew.
I remember getting back to the office after the 1 hour 40 minute walk, with throbbing blisters on my feet. I forgot that I was wearing a new pair of leather shoes, therefore the blisters! I don't believe that I did any work all afternoon, I just wanted to know more, and what action I could take.
After driving home, I tried to explain my feelings to my family, but no-one understood what I was going on about. There was not a single person that knew what the ramifications were of the human race warming the planet above the historical high of 280 ppm of Carbon Dioxide. I went to bed, tired, confused, but determined to do something, but still not really knowing what.
An amazing day in retrospect!