Understanding your carbon footprint goes hand in hand with reducing your overall energy consumption. Your carbon footprint is determined by the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that you create during your everyday life. This can range from driving your car to the grocery store to heating your home on a chilly winter day.
These greenhouse gas emissions emissions are known to have a very negative effect on our air quality, the climate and the environment as a whole, but these environmental effects can be mitigated by taking action such as purchasing carbon offset credits.
Many people help reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets (aka carbon credits). Conservation Services Group was a pioneer in providing carbon credits to consumers. Our ClimateSAVE program allows consumers to purchase high quality Green-e Climate certified offsets and many of our employees have participated in this service since its inception in 2002.
ClimateSAVE offsets come from renewable energy projects such as wind energy and solar energy generation, allowing you to support these clean energy projects with carbon revenue. These emerging green energy technologies can help to replace more polluting, non-renewable energy sources such as coal and natural gas and reduce U.S. demand for new fossil fuel generators.
The first step to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is understanding just how much of a carbon footprint you create.
Estimate your household greenhouse gas emissions by using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculator.