Just a few years ago, it seemed carbon offsetting might be one of the best responses to society's emissions-heavy habits.
Commuting to work by car, fleeing to Punta Cana for a winter reprieve or running a business with some less-than-green practices all could be forgiven -- well, partially mitigated anyway -- by investing in a landfill gas capture system or reforestation project or fuel-efficient stoves in a developing country.
They’re calling it the country’s first Twitter election.
At least, that’s what some in the Twittersphere are calling it. And in some ways, the name holds up: Information-hungry journalists, political buffs and some politicians have tweeted up a storm since the federal election was called, weighing in on debates and rallies, and feeding national news coverage online and off.