I have a strong interest in sustainability, and how we can all as individuals work towards treading lighter on the planet. Early in my university education I took a course on climate change and one of the exercises was to calculate our carbon footprint. Although massively simplified, it showed that my air transport emissions were the biggest contributor to my otherwise fairly normal Australian lifestyle.
I hope to reduce my personal footprint and discuss my progress in this blog. The first target is to get below the average emissions for a human on Earth. I do not like being an above average contributor to the environmental impact humans are having on the planet.
When I started this blog, I was commencing my masters in Engineering Sustainability in England, after a 2 year stint working in civil engineering in Australia. I am now a PhD student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researching urban bicycle planning from an infrastructural/transport network perspective. I am of course a bicycle user, and I will try to avoid buying a car for as long as I can.
Norway is my fourth country to live in after Australia, USA and UK, and this of course means leaving the comfort of the English speaking world, so in my spare time I am learning the language and mannerisms of the Norwegian people, together with cross country skiing, a must for all new nordmenn!