One of the negative consequences of our sumptuous lifestyles in developed countries is the hazardous carbon dioxide emissions we leave behind as a result of engaging in everyday activities. By simply driving our cars to work, heating our homes or flying for our annual vacations, we are all contributing to some pretty serious damage to our environment.
And while most of us have never taken the time to seriously consider the negative effects of our CO2 emissions on our environment, its time to cease our irresponsibility and start becoming informed and proactive about creating a sustainable, livable, environment we all desire.
So, where do we start?
One company to check out is London based Carbon Advice Group. The Carbon Advice Group is an affiliate network for carbon offsets, whose core mission is to help you become more informed about your carbon footprint.
They provide individuals, organizations and businesses the ability to accurately measure, reduce, and offset their carbon footprint. Visitors to their site can conveniently calculate their carbon footprints for Home, Business, Car or Flight and then can choose to purchase carbon offsets to reduce their carbon footprint.
“Everyday we see, hear and read about the catastrophic effects of global climate change. We all know we need to do something, and we need to do it now. We believe we have solved the “What’s in it for me” problem,” says serial social entrepreneur and Carbon Advice Group co-founder Matthew Sullivan. “We want to motivate the average person in the street to get online, build their own site and get the message across to everyone they know.”
We couldn’t agree more and so we encourage you (and ourselves!) to stop, think, and become a bit more proactive about reducing our carbon footprints. Together, we can and will create a more sustainable future.
- Provide individuals and organizations the ability to measure the size of their carbon footprint, methods to reduce it, and a means to offset that footprint.
- Organization Type: For-Profit
- Website: www.carbonadvicegroup.com
- Twitter Name: @carbonadvicegrp
- Founder(s):Matthew Sullivan and Murray Newlands
- Location:London, UK
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