Barnali Ghosh

Anirvan Chatterjee

Barnali Gosh is a landscape architect and Anirvan Chatterjee is a teck geek and the founder of Bookfinder.com. They are enjoying being back home in Berkely where they continue to work on transportation and climate justice issues

It started with An Inconvenient Truth. After watching Al Gore’s documentary, we used a carbon calculator to figure out our emissions footprint. We answered some basic questions about our lifestyle, hit “calculate,” and were shocked to find that our emissions were much higher than the US average. Why was the software making us look so bad? After all, we don’t own a car, we eat mostly vegetarian, and compost religiously. A deeper look revealed the culprit: Air travel.