Comments on: travel accounting (aka, dopplr is cool) http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/travel-accounting-aka-dopplr-i/ Blog, news, books Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:38:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Yvette Wohn http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/travel-accounting-aka-dopplr-i/#comment-1252 Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:05:33 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/travel_accounting_aka_dopplr_i.html#comment-1252 I think Dopplr is great for people traveling on business, though I am wary about using it to document personal travel. I stopped using it because amid all of these web applications that encourage extroversion, I wanted to cherish some things that could remain private. Of course, I am contradicting myself- through my Flickr account, one could always track down my whereabouts.

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By: Jardinero1 http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/travel-accounting-aka-dopplr-i/#comment-1251 Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:05:36 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/travel_accounting_aka_dopplr_i.html#comment-1251 I rarely travel. I telecommute to work and ride my bike to the grocery store. When I do drive, it is in a 1999 SaturnL. I purchase, maybe, four gallons of gas a month. I do that, not because I worry about the environment, but out of pure miserliness.

If you want to assuage your guilty conscience I will sell you my teeny, tiny, carbon footprint for just $18000.00 a year.

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By: Jordon Cooper http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/travel-accounting-aka-dopplr-i/#comment-1250 Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:40:11 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/travel_accounting_aka_dopplr_i.html#comment-1250 My speed was that of a glacier in 2008 and I can’t say I regret it. While I miss the travel, I enjoyed the time at home.

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By: Eszter Hargittai http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/travel-accounting-aka-dopplr-i/#comment-1249 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:58:20 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/travel_accounting_aka_dopplr_i.html#comment-1249 I love Dopplr, I just wish more of my friends would use it.

And yes, moving to MA will definitely help with travel logistics. (I managed to do Cambridge to Evanston in just over four hours door-to-door yesterday, which leaves most of the day intact for business as usual.)

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By: Anirvan Chatterjee http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/travel-accounting-aka-dopplr-i/#comment-1248 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 00:39:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/travel_accounting_aka_dopplr_i.html#comment-1248 Dopplr’s visualizations are a first step (and a great use of the AMEE carbon measurement platform). It’s up to us to figure out how we want to proceed from here. Carbon offsets are a good response, certainly much better than empty hand-wringing, but figuring out ways to reduce your travel would be much better—as well as supporting science-based efforts toward systemic economy-wide change.

If you choose to buy carbon offsets, make sure to do your research; there are big quality differences among voluntary carbon offset providers. I’ve been working on Offset Consumer, a website highlighting companies that have been picked in multiple independent listings of top carbon offset providers. It’s a useful first step to understand the market, and get beyond some of the greenwash hype.

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