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Web Site Lets Consumers Offset Personal Carbon

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Web Site Lets Consumers Offset Personal Carbon

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Web Site Lets Consumers Offset Personal Carbon

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

If you're worried about your carbon footprint, you could install solar panels or you could just take an easier route: pay.

Our last word in business today is ecological e-commerce. It comes by way of a new site, the PopTech Carbon Initiative. It's part of the online auction site eBay. First, you calculate how many tons of carbon dioxide you use in your life, and then you offset your guilt by giving money to environmental organizations. How much you spend depends how environmentally un-friendly your lifestyle is. So now all it takes to change the world is guilt and eBay.

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