Green Little Cat

How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Pets


I was invited a few weeks ago to participate as a panelist on NPR’s City Vision show on 91.7 KALW. The show was about how to reduce the carbon footprint of pets. During the show, there were some interesting facts presented about pets and their impact on the planet.  One of the panelists shared that the pet carbon footprint is negligible compared to what we do as people.

While this is undoubtedly true, given the number of people vs. pets, I advocated that making small changes for our pets does add up.  And, if we can encourage people to green wherever possible, I say, “Go for it!”

You’re welcome to tune into the show recording here:  How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Pets

The show and presenters were quite academic and then all of a sudden, I come on and talk about how to make cat toys out of toilet paper! 🙂

It was a good metaphor for my blog.  I’m all about easy, simple changes to green your cat vs. overloading people with environmental numbers and facts.  If there was one thing I learned while working at World Wildlife Fund, it’s that you can accomplish a lot more for the environment by working within people’s everyday lives and making going green accessible to all.