12 July 2007

ACF names and shames conspicuous consumption

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has recently put up a consumption atlas on their website. The atlas provides information on the greenhouse pollution, water use and eco-footprint for each Australian postcode,

What shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone is that those who live in the wealthiest suburbs, had the highest consumption. Some of the richest suburbs had water consumption, greenhouse emissions and eco footprints 50% higher than the national average.

This is a great tool which should be made mandatory viewing for all Australians. Guilt can be an excellent motivator for change.

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