- Calculate your carbon footprint using the Form CO2 EZ,
created by the Mt Airy Greening Net. It's a
paper-based carbon emissions calculator that can be filled out at the
kitchen table, with your utility bills in hand.
- Then checkout the Simple Things
do to reduce your carbon footprint. Side 2 has some Slightly
Challenging Things for you as well!
- Then there's CO2 Science's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Calculators
- The Alliance
to Save Energy has some super tips as well
- The Empowerment Institute's Low Carbon
Diet is a 30-day program to
lose 5000 pounds (of CO2). Best done with a group of neighbors or
- The National Geographic's Green Guide - A
Calculated Loss: How to Reduce Your Global Warming Emissions
is quite cool.
- A Canadian group, EarthFuture,
lists 10 steps for us Americans to reduce our carbon
- The Home
Saver is a government site that identifies ways to save
energy in your home.
- Checkout Warm
Air's website for various calculators and product ratings
Philadelphia area groups advocating conservation
- The Energy
Justice Network explains Conservation
- The group FreeCFL
wants to raise awareness of the benefits of compact
light bulbs (CFL), so much so that they've been giving out
CFL bulbs in the Philadelphia area so people can see for
themselves how great CFLs are.
- The Energy
is dedicated to ensuring that low
and moderate income Philadelphians have access to safe, affordable and
reliable sources of energy and water. ECA works to develop a
sustainable energy future for the region through energy conservation
and renewable energy. ECA coordinates and provides energy conservation
services to thousands of households in the Philadelphia area every
- Hap Haven of US
Green Home offers comprehensive energy audits
- Ted Inoue of Energy
Testing & Consulting also offers comprehensive energy
audits in Bucks County and areas surrounding New Hope, PA.
- The Interfaith Coalition on Energy
aims to inspire congregations to reduce the costs of operating
their facilities. They guide congregations to use measurably
energy, to purchase energy at lower cost, and to anticipate and prevent
problems with mechanical and electrical systems within their buildings.
Their mutual goal is to create money for community service while
practicing environmental stewardship.
Philadelphia area energy companies
- PECO - Offers a clean renewable wind-generated electricity
product called PECO Wind. Find out more here.
- PGW - Offers these conservation tips.
- The Energy Co-operative offers bioheating oil, made from a blend
of diesel & vegetable oils.
- Exact Solar installs solar hot water
- Select the right clean renewable energy for your needs at Clean
- Get in the game and join the Pennsylvania
Clean Communities Campaign, a project of The Reinvestment
Fund and SmartPower, who say: Clean Energy. It's Real. It's Here. It's
carbon dioxide emissions per capita, or why it's important
that we in
the US need to make significant reductions in our carbon emissions.
- Understand the over-all big action picture with wedges
Resource Wars & Peak Oil
Community Solution - A
basic societal transformation is needed to change from the three
principle values of Competing, Hoarding and Consuming to values of
Cooperating, Sharing and Conserving. To usefully "think globally-act
locally" we must conserve here at home and we must cooperate at home
and abroad in finding just and equitable solutions to the challenges of
Peak Oil, climate change and inequity. Read The Community Solution's New Solutions 10: Plan C
Curtailment and Community | September 2006
Carbon Institute - assisting communities to adapt to
an energy constrained world.
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