Carbon Neutral Households
STEP 1 – Measure your impact using our carbon footprint calculator
STEP 2 – Develop a Climate Action Plan
STEP 3 – Invest in RegenAll’s Community Climate Fund
Our carbon footprint calculator was developed using the most local data available so that you can understand your carbon footprint in the context of your local community.
Climate Action Plan
When you know what is contributing to your carbon footprint in: Home Energy, Transportation, Food, Materials, Land & Water Use and Services, you can being developing solutions to reduce your footprint. More information and resources to get you started with climate action planning are provided below:
Locally produced foods support the local economy and reduce food transportation emissions. Organic foods and produce from regenerative farming practices deliver healthier food while building soil health that captures and stores carbon.
Fast fashion is acknowledged as a significant contributor to climate change. Raw material processing, manufacturing, transportation and all its associated waste releases greenhouse gases.
Preserving nature’s beauty found in wild places requires conservation, regenerative agriculture, raising livestock in harmony with nature and sustainable urban development.
It is predicted that in the future water will be the “new” gold. We are trending toward that future with an ever-increasing pallet of tools and resources to reduce consumption, preserve and care for this limited and precious resource.
Nature’s intelligence promotes the growth of plants that flourish in the local climate and provide food for pollinators who in turn support the procreation of more native plants. Plentiful and healthy food is dependent on our caring for native plants and pollinators.
Explore the financial marketplace to identify financial institutions aligned with personal values. Shift financial resources to climate responsible banks, credit card companies and financial institutions. Cancel existing accounts and write a letter to inform companies on why the change was made.
Using a standard budget planning tool, determine what expenditures can be shifted to climate friendly alternative and identify new initiatives that can be committed for supporting with personal dollars.
One carbon offset is a payment you can make for each ton of carbon you emit into the atmosphere (carbon footprint). Your payment per ton is then invested in an initiative extracting an equivalent number of tons of carbon from the atmosphere. Your emissions have been offset (mitigated) and you have invested in technology that will continue to regenerate the planet. Using the RegenAll calculator (insert link), you can determine an individual carbon footprint, purchase offset for a particular activity monthly to offset an annual lifestyle contribution, or purchase one time a year to offset the entire year.
Individualized strategies, making the best use of interests, special skills and passions, determine the success of activism. Dig in and explore the many available resources to learn the science of climate change, how to effective communicate on the climate, and find the path that is right for you.
There is one global community. The United States ranks in the top ten for annual per capita carbon emissions and number two for total emissions. China, as number one for total emissions, garners attention, but in 2014, per capita emissions in China were 7.54 tons as compared to 16.50 tons in the US.
Figuring out how to identify and prioritize climate actions in your home can seem like a daunting task, but we’re here to help! We’ve compiled information to help you create your own personal climate action plan. Follow our step-by-step guide to build your own climate action plan here:Download Google Doc
Community Climate Fund
The Community Climate Investment Fund is a new approach to funding local climate projects. The vision of the fund is to provide a meaningful way for people to offset their emissions while directly investing in improving the environment in Lancaster County.
We are working with Trees for Graziers to identify and fund silvopasture projects in Lancaster, PA.
Energy Efficient Retrofit
We are working to identify community partners to implement energy efficiency retrofits, prioritizing low-income Lancastrians.
We are working to identify community partners to implement renewable energy efficiency projects in Lancaster.