Mitigation

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Whether you believe that humans are causing the current changes in climate or not, adding to already extremely high levels of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere is like adding salt to a wound, it can only make it worse.  Reducing emissions and switching to low-emitting fuels has many co-benefits including reducing our dependence on foreign oil and extending the life of the fuels we have.  The three major sources of greenhouse gas emissions are buildings, transportation, and industry/agriculture.  See below for examples of what each of these sectors include.

 
  • Personal Vehicles
  • Work Vehicles
  • Public Transit
  • Freight Trucks
  • Ships
  • Air Travel
  • Biking/Walking​
Transportation
Buildings
  • Heating & AC
  • Lighting
  • Water (Use & Heat)
  • Refrigeration
  • Cooking
  • Waste
Industry & Ag
  • Resource Extraction
  • Fuel Line Leaks
  • Process Energy
  • Chemical Reaction
  • Fertilizer Application
  • Livestock Digestion
  • Manure Management

How the five step reiterative process is used to mitigate climate change

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Document Progress
Towards Goals
1
Develop/Update
Existing Greenhouse Gas Inventory
2
Partner with affected community members and identify options 
4
Implement Chosen
Strategy & Metrics
1
Develop/Update
Baseline Information
3
Compare with resilience and Social Equity Goals  & Choose Palth

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