become a climateBuddy

 

You want to do something about climate change but are not exactly sure what?

Here you will find a detailed guide on how you, your buisness/organization or event can become part of the #solutiontoclimatechange. Whether you are a business owner, a concerned citizen, a tourist or an event planner - we all will need to adopt a climate friendly lifestyle/practices. Here we show you how it can be done!


Three simple steps towards a stable climate!

How you tackle climate change.

It is clear that we can't change the current, fossil fuel based system in one day. It is neither affordable nor practical. However, it is important that we start the transition because the sooner we will become a society powered by renewable energy, the more manageable the impact of climate change will be.


Step 1 >>>  Measure your emissions

Use one of our emission calculation and offset tools to measure your emissions. We offer a variety of tools that are customized for your different needs. Find the one that fits best and start calculating. All tools for individual use are also available within the CarbonBuddy App.

Calculate and offset your small business/ organization's emissions within a few minutes.

Calculate & offset your business/organization by supporting local projects and offer emission neutral services/products.

Calculate & offset emissions of your (family's) Hawai'i visit for a climate neutral vacation.

 

Calculate and offset your (family's) emissions today and become climate neutral.

Calculate & offset your tourism business emissions & offer a climate neutral experience in Paradise.

Make your business event in Paradise stand out. Calculate and offset event emissions and host a climate neutral event.

Only want to calculate and offset a private or business trip? Be done in less than 2 minutes!

Hawai'i Resident Emission Calculator

Calculate and offset your (family's) annual emissions within a few minutes and start your climate neutral island life today.

Welcome or bring your family to Paradise and do it emission neutral within 5 minutes. Aloha.

 


Measuring your emissions with our tools will enable you to understand your emissions and become aware of your contribution to climate change.

Our tools do that by walking you through all aspects of your life, business/organization or event enabling you to get a good understanding and accurate estimation of your emissions. After plugging in your numbers, you will get an emission summery that supports you in understanding where your emissions come from. It will also show you how you are doing compared to others. Becoming aware of your role in climate change will allow you to move to step 3.


Step 2 >>> Take action (offset and reduce)

Let's be clear. We recommend offsetting as a first step of action, because it is something you can do TODAY to make a difference. Just as important however is to reduce actual energy consumption and/or adopting a climate friendly lifestyle. These things will take time and as soon as you understand your role (Step 2) you will be much more likely to take action. Offsetting is part of every tool you can find at CarbonBuddy but what can you do to reduce?

Here are some suggestions (by the way, if you believe you can't make a difference and need some inspiration of why you should - have a look at our Information page and watch some of the inspiring talks/documentaries like Chasing Coral, Chasing Ice or Before the Flood. Remember, there is nobody out there who has more power to change your behavior then yourself. And because we all contribute to a changing climate, we can also fix it. Be part of it!

Things you can do TODAY.

  • Calculate your emissions and offset them. At the same time, you can start reducing so will have to offset less in the future
  • Turn off the light if you don't need it and change to LED
  • Turn up the A/C a few degrees in the summer
  • Turn down the heating system a few degrees in the winter
  • Re-use
  • Buy products/materials/services that can be recycled or are already made from recycled materials. You find them on the #ClimateBuddyMap
  • Buy local, organic and plant based food. Reduce meat consumption
  • Walk or ride your bike for short distances
  • Consider public transportation for your activities

Things you can plan for.

Checklists for download

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Tips on how to reduce your energy bill at home
You can also find this information online here:
https://energy.gov/eere/femp/home-energy-checklist
increasing_efficiency_at_home.pdf
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Tips on how to reduce your energy bill at work
You can also find this information online here:
https://energy.gov/eere/femp/office-energy-checklist
increasing_efficiency_at_the_office.pdf
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Step 3 >>> Lead & Inspire

You are now living emission neutral, run a climate neutral business or host a climate friendly event. This means you actively support the global transition towards a climate neutral future and lead by example. Wow!
You are the light of a clean future. Shine bright!

It's time to inspire others! We provide several tools like the #CarbonDashboard, the ClimateBuddyLabel and the #ClimateBuddyMap to help you spread the word on your climate action and inspire others to follow the positive example you set.


CarbonBuddy is a Kuleana Green Business Member at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and actively involved in the Sustainability Committee