Isenhour speaks about carbon footprints on The Takeaway

Cindy Isenhour, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Maine and a cooperating faculty with the Climate Change Institute, was a recent guest on The Takeaway, a national news radio program. Isenhour spoke about carbon emissions and how the average person can calculate and cut their carbon footprint. City dwellers consume a lot of carbon indirectly — enough to approach, or even exceed, the carbon footprints of rural residents, according to the report. “We find in cities, folks who are early adopters are more responsive to ideas about fashion or technological obsolescence. So they do tend to replace things like clothing, furnishings, and electronics more frequently,” said Isenhour, who is the author of “Sustainability in the Global City: Myth and Practice.”