Cars, carbon and caring for the environment

You know what? I’d rather not have to drive a car as much as I do. Driving around knowing that I’m contributing to the pollution of the very same environment that I rely on for my own survival is very frustrating.

My mission with Thriving Foodscapes is to retrofit the City of Canberra by helping people grow their own healthy food at home and work. In order to do this I need to transport compost, sleepers, plants and myself around town. If I was to do this by foot it would take me a very long time and to be honest I don’t think my knees are up to the task.

How can I deal with this? I could shut down my business and go live in a cave somewhere so I never do any damage again.

No, I have to remain positive, and turn the problem into the solution.

So what are the solutions?
Join a carbon offset program to neutralise my emissions.
Buy a car that runs on used veggie oil?
Get an electric car and power it from solar?
Ride a horse and cart?

I'll admit that I don’t know the best answer, but I would like to hear your ideas before I make a decision. What would you do to make your footprint on our beautiful planet a more positive one?

Let me know in the comments below.