How we can do this
It stands to reason that burning less fossil fuel to meet our energy needs would produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Solving this problem is not as simple as some might try to lead us to believe; suggesting the solution is for government agencies to simply shut down our factories, our mines and our important transportation systems (including pipelines).
All of the above play a very important roll in providing a healthy economy and a preferred society in which we live. in fact, to date attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve sustainability have most often been lead by big business as it has been big business that has taken the greatest strides to reduce their carbon footprint.
Therefore, biting off the hand that feeds us isn’t a viable solution. So, how can the rest of us do our part to keep industry prosperous and taxes flowing while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Aside from big business, there are many small to medium sized businesses who are extremely motivated to do their part to reduce-reuse-recycle. Unfortunately, they don’t typically posses the economies of scale needed to quantify their emission reductions to a carbon registry standard. But even though they may not be able to formally register their impact on the environment, the strides they take can still have an important impact on the environment, and can potentially have a financial benefit, provided an appropriate set of procedures is followed.
Clean Air for Kids ™ was established as a go-between for small and medium sized businesses to do their part while giving back to those who need it most – our children.
By changing the way we think, and by modifying our day-to-day practices to burn less fuel to achieve the same work, we can consume less fossil fuel and reduce harmful emissions. Every gallon of fossil fuel that we don’t burn translates into a reduction in our overall carbon footprint (less greenhouse gases being emitted into the environment). Provided one can demonstrate that their new practices have resulted in less fuel being consumed, and thus less carbon being emitted, those reductions can be aggregated with the efforts of others who are also trying to do their part.
Clean Air for Kids ™ was founded as a non-profit foundation with a mandate to aggregate the emission reductions, or carbon credits, that result from the efforts of many, and then convert these into funds – funds which will then be redirected to pre-qualified hospitals and children’s programs.
So while big business may be doing its part, it’s time for the rest of us to do our part.
By doing a little, we can all do A LOT!