I purchased winter tires last week and it got me thinking about something. Do I have a bigger impact on the environment because I live here vs my friends who live in Florida, California and Texas? I have to buy winter clothes and a second set of tires. There is the de-icing material for the sidewalk and driveway (although I do chose to use an environmentally friendly product) and having to have the heat on in the winter (and the AC on in the summer). Produce this time of the year is certainly not from here so there is the impact of growing it elsewhere and shipping it here.
Has anyone else thought about this? What do you think?
Hmmm perhaps I have stumbled upon a Masters thesis topic??