Category Archives: Environment

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, Win Prizes, Save Money, Have Fun!

Join in a local effort to learn how your lifestyle generates greenhouse gases and develop some strategies to help lower your carbon footprint. Taming Bigfoot is a team challenge that makes it fun to reduce your carbon footprint – a number that measures the amount of greenhouse gas emissions associated with your activities. And you can win prizes, too! As part of the competition, teams will work together to learn how to reduce your electricity, gas, and water usage, and then measure your results, using a calculator compiled expressly for Jefferson County by the Local 20/20 Climate Outreach group. Reducing your footprint will save you money and help our community reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to its goal of 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. By taming our own bigfoot, we can do our part to lessen the impacts of climate change in the future.

To learn more, and to apply to be on a team, or to form your own team, see www.l2020.org/climate-action/bigfoot. Applications are being accepted now, and will be accepted until 12/15/15. For more information, contact Bob Bindschadler at bobbindschadler@gmail.com.

To support your effort in managing your carbon footprint, explore this site for many resources and tools that will also help you save energy, support your local economy, and live healthier lives. If you would like to share websites you have found helpful in reducing your carbon footprint, please info@JeffersonCAN.org

Wanted: Citizen Scientists to Monitor Olympic Precipitation!

Water is essential to life. We must know how, when, and where we get our water to ensure an adequate supply, manage our farms and forests, design our roads and bridges, and respond to stream and coastal floods. Our changing climate is making the dry season longer, reducing snowpack in the mountains, and increasing the… Continue Reading

‘Tis the Season to Recycle

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25%! Click here for a helpful infographic on what is easily recyclable this holiday season. More holiday green tips can be found at Earth Easy, and the EPA website. Happy green holidays from all of us at JeffersonCAN! Continue Reading

Announcing! Jefferson County PUD Residential Rebate

Heating season is just around the corner, and Jefferson County’s energy efficiency rebate program can help! You can receive a sizeable rebate from Jefferson County PUD by simply increasing the energy efficiency of your home. The program offers rebates for heating system upgrades, weatherization improvements, windows replacement, and EnergyStar appliance purchases. Qualified projects can receive… Continue Reading

People’s Climate Marches in Port Townsend, Sequim, and Port Angeles

People’s Climate Marches are occurring all over the U.S. this Sunday, September 21. Several marches are scheduled in our area as well. We’ve included a link to Local 2020’s website, which provides all the details. We hope you can join us! http://l2020.org/peoples-climate-marches-in-port-townsend-sequim-and-port-angeles/ Here’s the PT poster referenced in Local 2020’s notice: http://l2020.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/climate-poster-4.pdf     Continue Reading