In recent polls, over 80% of the population claim to be concerned about the environment today. Live Green provides a way to save money, become energy efficient and carbon neutral by helping you to measure your footprint, reduce it and/or offset it. The Live Green website offers practical ways to become more energy, water and waste efficient and Live Green or with a smaller environmental footprint through products and services, information, ideas and strategies.
Let’s take a quick wander through the Live Green process. It is simple to understand and has only three steps. Implementing it and changing your lifestyle though is a lot more complex and likely a life commitment to get it right which is why we say Live Green is a lifestyle choice.
Measure your carbon footprint. Live Green uses the EPA Carbon Calculator because as you go through the process they give averages for energy use for people living in the USA. It’s a great feature to understand how you are doing. The EPA numbers are the government reported numbers (the source) that can be relied upon. If your main concern is to reduce your carbon footprint to zero quickly, consider buying Live Green Carbon Offsets.
Reduce your carbon footprint. If your main goal is to become more energy, water or waste efficient, then read these articles to find out what actions you can take over time to reduce your energy, water and sewage loads on the environment without compromising your lifestyle. Efficiency – The Basics The Live Green Carbon Diet. Table of CO2 Impacts Live Green Road Map
Offset what you can’t reduce immediately by buying Live Green Carbon Offsets until such time as you can reduce your footprint further. Buying Live Green Offsets will help reduce the CO2 levels through certified carbon offset or carbon prevention projects somewhere else in the world. Learn More about Live Green Carbon Offsets.
If you are looking for more in-depth information.
There is a ton of information to help you on your path towards a Live Green lifestyle here on this site. Our Blog is full of in-depth articles on how to Live Green. The article How to Live Green explains the underlying thinking of a green lifestyle.
Basic Concept provides an overview to Live Green and the basic facts about your carbon footprint.
For most of us and efficient, carbon free, Live Green lifestle is not a single action, but rather a journey. This site is your tour guide on that journey.Why should you make the commitment to Live Green? At the 1997 Kyoto conference on climate change most nations (excluding the USA) committed to reducing greenhouse gasses to reverse the effects of climate change. The guide called for a reduction of 1,500 pounds of CO2 equivalents per person per year.
If you have already implemented the 5 steps above and made your 1,500 pounds of CO2 savings this year, then you are probably ready to move up to a bigger commitment.
Road map for Living Green provides a comprehensive overview of what it will take to Live Green and become a net energy contributor over a lifetime.
Table of CO2 Impacts is a quick reference guide of actions you can to take to Live Green and what their impacts will be. Use it to make cost/benefit trade off decisions and to plan what actions you will take to reduce your emissions by another 1,500 pounds next year.Live Green Projects outlines the five most important project areas to undertake as you work your way towards a Live Green lifestyle. How to reduce energy waste is covered in the Energy Efficiency project. This is a good place to start before you decide to invest in any of the other projects as the actions you take by reducing your energy will reduce your costs in the other projects. The Rainwater Harvesting project describes how you can save 50-80% of your water usage*. The Green Energy project describes how to reduce energy purchases from your electricity provider. Depending on how much you invest, you can even get your Live Green lifestyle to a net positive position where your provider pays you and your home becomes a net contributor of electricity production on the grid! The Waste Management project deals with our homes outputs – a major source of pollution. The Nutrients project deals with our contribution to soil fertility, a key element in the planets ability to sustain life. The Resources section contains external links to helpful tools, sources of Green Living and sustainability information and research.
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*These numbers are based on a yard which has underground sprinklers installed.