Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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A carbon footprint is a measurement of how much greenhouse gas an entity generates over a period of time.

Lower carbon footprints mean lower levels of greenhouse gas are emitted to the environment, which means a lower contribution to global warming.

For individuals and households, your carbon footprint is a measurement of how much greenhouse gas you create through your day-to-day activities.

The main categories of greenhouse gas contributers are:

• Energy

• Transportation

• Products

• Food


Get Your Life and Home in Shape

Lowering your carbon footprint is a lot like training for a sporting event. Think of it as more like a marathon than a sprint.

Calculate!

Start with measuring your baseline, and calculate your carbon footprint. Below are three websites that will help you calculate you and and your entire household.

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Make a Plan with AMP's Home Energy Efficiency Fitness Program


More Carbon Footprint Reducing Ideas

Other areas for getting in  shape.

Gas

Reduce Your Natural Gas Use - PG&E Programs 


Eating

Eat local! - Alameda Farmer’s Market


Drive Less! - Transportation

AC Transit

BART

Bike Alameda

East Bay Bike Coalition


Waste and Recycling

Cut down on materials going to the landfill! - Alameda County Industries

Recycling - Stopwaste.org

Composting - Stopwaste.org

Stopwaste Multifamily Recycling - Stopwaste.org


Water

Especially in these Days of Drought, be smart about how you use water.

EBMUD's Water Smart Center has lots of ideas.

 

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