Information for Individuals
The fastest and easiest way to lower your carbon footprint is through energy efficiency projects. On our path to a carbon-free society, energy efficiency and energy conservation are necessary to lower our reliance on fossil fuel-based energy and ease the transition to renewable sources.
In December the Climate Talks in Paris ended with an agreement to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius and be carbon neutral this century. Take action to make this possible! Sign our Beyond Paris Pledge to commit to cutting your personal carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2050!
Once you’ve signed the pledge, the first action is to see where you are! There are many carbon footprint calculators to give an approximation of your use, we recommend Oroeco and the Cool Climate calculator.
For a more personalized view you can have someone come to your home to help you understand your energy use. One option in the metro area is here: http://mncee.org/Find-Programs/HES/