Green Light On
Twice a month, ride your bike to work, play, school, or the store and reduce 360 pounds of auto pollution annually. Ride once a week and you'll double that emission omission.
Modern lifefrom driving to jettinghas unavoidable enviro costs. How high are yours? Go online and check out your "carbon-dioxide footprint," a calculation of the amount of greenhouse gases that your existence generates. Then shrink your footprint with simple lifestyle tweaks (see the "Green Light On" boxes on these pages). Or, for as little as $15, let groups like Future Forests (www.futureforests.com), Climate Care (www.climatecare.org), or Trees for the Future (www.plant-trees.org) offset your CO2 by planting trees or supporting clean-energy projects. Read upand erase your trace.