Carbon Ration Cards

26 April 2011

Some of the Environmental Studies students at IEGS have put together some thoughts about how we can improve the environment. This week we'll be posting those thoughts here.

There is a serious debate going on within environmental politics that you probably have no idea of. "Every adult should be forced to use a 'carbon ration card' when they pay for petrol, airline tickets or household energy", how do you feel about it? It is a bold proposal which requires new perspectives indeed.


A carbon ratio card would be similar to a normal credit card except it would not be charged with money but with for example carbon emissions or global hectares; in essence, each person would be provided with their own “green budget”.

The question is, are we ready for this? Are we ready to live in cooperation with nature, to put economics aside for a while? Are we ready for this challenge, this major change? Are we willing to make a sacrifice for greater good, for ourselves and others; where do we stand in this debate, where do you stand?

Ask yourself and find out what those around you think, we just did.

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