Revise your Buying Habits
We can all make personal choices to reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions:
Rogue Valley Urban leaf disposal options that are better than burning.
Energy Trust provides financial support for some home improvements
Carbon (Footprint) Calculator:
EPA Household Carbon Footprint Calculator (An excellent, in-depth calculator that takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Issues covered include home energy use, household vehicle use, recycling and more.)
Native Energy Carbon Calculators (Business, Household, Travel)
Corporate Carbon Footprint Calculator from carbon footprint (TM)
Carbon Offsets (Carbon Credits):
Caution should be used when purchasing Carbon Offsets. Green America provides information about considerations. Green America: Carbon Offsets Demystified
Divestment / Investment
Divesting sends a clear message: fossil fuels are toxic to people and the planet, therefore they are toxic to our portfolios. Divestment forces CEOs and politicians to take notice because it signals the importance of an issue to consumers and constituents. The environmental, public health, and financial risks of fossil fuels mean we need to continue to pressure investors by divesting from fossil fuels. (Source: Green America: The Power of Divestment)
The New Top 200 (11-01-2017; 200 fossil fuel companies by size of reserves)
GoFossilFree.org (source of current campaigns and information)
If You Have To Fly:
When it comes to reducing emissions, some airlines are better than others. Analysis is reported by Climate Progress.
2013 Rogue Valley Green and Solar Tour in the Applegate Valley: Visits to energy efficient homes and discussion of design: Watch the Rogue Valley Community Television video.
Credit cards are generally owned by huge mega-banks, so using them supports the ‘too big to fail’ banks that support fossil fuel extraction.
It is worthwhile trying to “Take Charge of Your Credit Card” a campaign of Green America. Learn more.
Pacific Power Blue Sky Program:
Blue Sky renewable energy program and help bring new renewable energy facilities on-line.
Grants from Blue Sky are helping construct the Medford Airport Solar Project.