@GeorgesPlane- I checked out a great ecological footprint calculator and I was surprised to find that my goods and services footprint was higher than my carbon footprint. I always thought my carbon greenhouse gas emissions made me a polluter, but it is really my consumption patterns. I do a lot of shopping, but I take the train and the subway for most of my trips. The shopping is what accounts for all the resource consumption in my life. It really made me re-think the way that I buy. I am going to try and be more conscious with my purchases, buying fewer things I do not need and using my goods longer.