Wishing you warm wishes and inspiration this holiday season.
In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, Sustainable Wellesley is encouraging all of us to consider helping others by lowering our thermostats and working to decarbonizing our homes and cars.
That's right, trimming fossil fuel consumption and pollution can help others. Not only is the small individual action of lowering the thermostat a few degrees better for our health, savings and greenhouse gas reduction, it is a way to act in solidarity with environmental justice communities turned upside down due to fossil fuel and climate-related disasters.
The majority of Wellesley’s greenhouse gas emissions come from heating our homes and buildings (63.3%), then transportation (30.6%). The rest is waste at 6.1%. Lowering our thermostats and looking for ways to electrify our homes are small shifts that contribute to a larger collective impact.
Wondering ways you can tackle this new year's resolution? Click here for a variety of inspirational actions - big and small.
Remember, we don't need a handful of us taking climate actions perfectly. We need all of us to show we care and take as many steps as we can.
Plus, there has never been a better time to consider a clean home energy project. The Federal Government is offering new tax credits for weatherizing your home, purchasing and installing efficient heat pumps (they cool your home too!) and making your car all electric.
Ask us for tips and guidance and/or share what you are doing with us!