How to reduce your ‘Carbon Footprint’

Spring Has Sprung!  We have all been anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring. Looking around, we begin to see buds on trees, tulips peeking through the mulch, and kids playing ball in the yard. The longer days allow us more time with our family and friends. I long for the sound of the lawn mowers throughout the neighborhood, gardening and eating dinner outside- all wonders of warmer weather! 


As the grass turns green and the trees fill in, we now have the opportunity to think about what the phrase “Going Green” really means.  I wish I were more of a “Green” person. I envy those who are. I try to do my best – I recycle and try not to be wasteful, but know that I could do more… I view the phrase “Going Green” as respecting our earth, and appreciating what God has given us. What does it mean to you?


Everyday, no matter what we are doing, we are taking something from our world; leaving our footprints in the sand. I would like to share with you a way for all of us to give back what we take from this great earth we live on.


A “carbon footprint” is a way to measure how your activities affect our environment. Do you know the amount of the greenhouse gases you produce in your daily life, through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating, transportation, etc? will not only measure your footprint, but it will provide you ways to reduce or offset your footprint. What a beautiful way to start our spring!


 I hope you enjoy the website as much as I have!



 Written by Heidi Matusik, ABR, REALTOR, Calcagni Associates






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