Sustainability Framework for Carbon Reduction

Carbon Footprint

How does my family get started on reducing our carbon footprint?One method of reducing a family or organizational carbon footprint is to create a framework for sustainable living.

Scope 1:

Direct Emissions

Problem: Direct emissions from a car or a chimney.

Solution: Drive Less, carpool, use public transit. Purchase an electric car and shift scope1 direct emissions to scope 2 indirect emissions and charge your car with solar energy!

Scope 2:

Indirect Utility Emissions

Scope 2: Indirect emissions from utility generated energy whose emission differ depending on the region of the country.

Reduce Scope 2 emissions: Invest in Solar to reduce scope 2 emissions as well as lock in predictable energy costs with a system that adds value to your home.

Scope 3

Scope 3: Indirect emissions from travel, yes those airplane rides to Hawaii and Mexico have a pretty substantial carbon footprint!

Reduce Scope 3 emissions: Purchase carbon offsets for travel through an airline or reputable NGO.