Friday, August 28, 2015
Sonoma County Residents Can Make a Difference
In 2014, Sonoma County reduced its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 14% from 2007. Ann Hancock, Executive Director of the Center for Climate Protection said, “It’s too soon to tell if this is a trend we can count on, but we believe that we’re bringing emissions down in a real and hopefully accelerating way.” Sonoma County aims to reduce GHG emissions to 25% below 1990 levels. “In 2005, Sonoma County and all nine of its cities pledged by resolution to achieve this goal, which corresponds to what is known scientifically as atmospheric carbon stabilization, the imperative for a life-sustaining climate.”
What Can You Do to Reduce GHG Emissions?
In addition to transitioning to Sonoma Clean Power, electric vehicles, and SMART Train, you can use skylights in your home for daylight and ventilation. Using skylights for light not only improves the quality of your indoor spaces, it also reduces electric light use. And an operable skylight allows for ventilation, releasing hot air build up and reducing the need for air conditioning.
VELUX glass skylights are a great step towards energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions.
“Reducing GHG emissions…is about public health, energy scrutiny, economic vitality, and ultimately, human survival.” Read the entire article and check out the GHG emissions report for Sonoma County by visiting the Center for Climate Protection.