Saul Griffith on Living the Examined Life and Flying Giant Kites (Part One)



After becoming a renewable energy entrepreneur (think massive kites), Saul Griffith started wondering about the greenness of his own life—so he started counting. The exercise became an exploration, which resulted in the website WattzOn.com, a powerful opensource tool for personal impact calculation. Using the Embodied Energy Database, you can finally determine "the impact of wearing underwear versus taking holiday in Europe." Griffith explains how WattzOn works (and how you can help perfect it), and why we miss the point when we obsess over carbon.

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