Have you ever wondered how to reduce the impact your personal, family, or business energy use has on the environment and climate? The steps are really pretty clear, as our carbon footprints are related mostly to our energy use:
- Reduce your energy consumption through efficiency and conservation. See our other web pages for more information, or contact us to discuss energy analysis and plan development.
- Consider your own renewable energy options, such as biomass for home heating or hot water, geothermal or air source heat pumps, solar or wind for electricity. These options are becoming much more cost-effective as incentives increase and costs drop. Our energy analysis and planning services can also include renewables.
- Once you’ve done all you can from those first two steps, you can further reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing emissions reductions, or carbon offsets. Recycle those dollars locally through the purchase of ONEOTA TAG carbon offsets.
Oneota Tag Carbon Offsets are the first entirely LOCAL carbon offset program in Iowa. They reduce your carbon footprint and invest in local energy at the same time!
Proceeds from the sale of Oneota Tags go toward purchasing supplies including efficient light bulbs, showerheads, and basic weatherization materials that are used locally in our Home Efficiency Program.
The concept of offsets, while fraught with implementation and moral problems, also holds potential economic integrity in this interconnected world. We believe the real power of offsets is local and hope you’ll join us in transitioning Winneshiek County towards energy and carbon independence.
Continue Learning about offsets with this 6-part series:
1: About Offsets