We hear a lot about our household carbon footprints and are encouraged to make changes that reduce our emissions. It can be confusing to identify the sources of emissions or difficult to see how you reduce them. As fossil fuels continue to rise in cost, reducing emissions will help us save money and ultimately reduce our dependency on expensive, unsustainable fossil fuels.
The Green Valleys can help you understand how our lifestyles result in emissions and will work with community groups to help reduce them. While any efforts to reduce individual emissions may seem insignificant, action across entire communities can make a substantial difference in your local area.
Identifying and accounting for the sources of emissions is an important starting point as carbon savings from community action can also be recorded. This provides useful feedback, helps to target future works and instills a real sense of achievement.
The Green Valleys is aiming to develop simple systems to enable communities to identify and quantify carbon emissions and the subsequent saving from action.