What Can I Do?
Lowering your carbon footprint benefits more than just the environment—it can make your home more comfortable, save you money, and make your family healthier. Did you know that 98% of emissions in Mountain View come from the community (as opposed to municipal operations)? YOU have the power to make a big impact by making your life more sustainable!
There are many things you can do to lower your carbon footprint, from small changes in habits that can have big impacts over time, to bigger actions with large financial savings. We hope we can help make the process a little easier by showing some of the most effective things you can do and providing resources to help you follow through.
Below are some actions you can take to stay informed, learn new information, and lower your carbon footprint.
For more information and ideas on what you can do, check out the "Resources" section on the sidebar of this page. Have an idea we didn't cover? Leave a comment below!
Tell your story
Have you recently adopted a new habit or taken an action that reduces your impact on the planet? Have you been living an eco-friendly or zero waste life long before it was cool? Have you discovered additional benefits to sustainable living? Maybe you’ve made energy upgrades to your home, changed something in your diet, found an alternate mode of transportation you love, or swapped out disposable household products for reusable ones. What motivated you to make the change, and how has it affected your life since then?
Tell us your sustainability story! Our community is our best resource, and when we share our stories, others can learn from them and be inspired to try things in their own lives.