NEW ARTICLE: Poom, A. and Ahas, R. 2016. How Does the Environmental Load of Household Consumption Depend on Residential Location?

 

Poom, A. and Ahas, R. 2016. How Does the Environmental Load of Household Consumption Depend on Residential Location? Sustainability 2016, 8, 799; doi:10.3390/su8090799
http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/9/799
How does our home location shape our consumption options and environmental load? The article explores the carbon load of Estonian households from mobility, energy use, and consumption depending on their place of residence and socio-economic background. Distance decay works the best in the case of leisure-related goods and services – the further away from large centres you live, the more sustainable your lifestyle is, independent from income.

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