become a climateBuddy

 

 

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

CarbonBuddy has some  simple suggestions on what you can do. 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. Continue reading to find out more and download our guide.

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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.


1. Calculate your Emissions

2. Reduce your Emissions

There are things everyone can start doing today and others that we can plan for and consider when its time.

If you are hesitant about the impact you can have and need some inspiration - 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 behaviors 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
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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
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3. Offset your Emissions

This step is part of our calculators! You can find all Emission Calculators on our landing page.

3. Show your Climate Action and inspire others

Tools include:


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