On a Personal Level

Interested in learning more about what you can do to make your life more sustainable? This interest group will focus on personal choices related to sustainability.

Northwest Earth Institute Discussion Course forming: We are planning on hosting a discussion course on sustainability starting in early 2012. If you are interested, check out www.nwei.org for details, and email cindy@sustainableredmond.org.


Tools for Calculating and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint


Considering a remodel? Watch the premiere episode of Ecocribz, which highlights local green remodeling projects and shows how to use King County’s online Eco-Cool Remodel Tool to find the best green remodeling products, practices and resources. http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/greenbuilding/eco-remodel.asp

Calculate your footprint with a Carbon Calculator:

Pacific Northwest Carbon Calculator from Bonneville Environmental Foundation: http://www.b-e-f.org/carbon/calc/

More detailed Calculator From UC Berkeley's Cool Climate Network: 
http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/uscalc

Guide for Reducing Your Dependence on Fossil Fuels: http://transitionfidalgo.org/sites/default/files/81018-Living%20Well%20Complete.pdf This pamphlet was developed by Skagit County sustainability group Transition Fidalgo. It is a great summary of the various ways you can reduce your fossil fuel usage, and hence, your carbon footprint. Sustainable Redmond is planning to create a local version of this. If you have ideas on local resources we should include, or want to help, email us at cindy@sustainableredmond.org

King County's 10 Steps for Reducing your Carbon Footprint: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/climate/individual.aspx

Calculate your Ecological Footprint: How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle?
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/personal_footprint/


Join Others and Give up your Disposable Cup!
http://www.newworldhabits.org/



If you are interested in joining this interest group contact Cindy at cindy@sustainableredmond.org.