Carbon neutrality, or a “net zero carbon footprint,” means achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount of renewable energy or offsetting by planting trees that in turn could help prevent future greenhouse gas emissions. Why should you do this? Rising energy prices across the world drive up costs to heat and light homes, travel, and foster a modern economy. So it is both common sense and sensible for the climate to use energy as sparingly as possible.
There are challenges that many believe place our region, our nation, and our planet in doubt. Our dependence on – and management of – global resources to support the explosive growth and development of the past century is no longer viable from an economic, political, even a social perspective.