To live more sustainably, I think focusing on these four areas is key.
EFFICIENCY: By lowering our energy requirements, we lower how much renewable energy needs to be produced to satisfy our needs.
RENEWABLE ENERGY: We’ll learn about how our energy is produced. You can produce your own renewable energy, or purchase it from a sustainable energy provider, and we’ll learn how.
TRANSPORTATION: We really need to rethink how we get our selves and our things around. It’s the area where we can save the most. Vermont spends around 60% of our energy dollars on transportation. We can do better.
FOOD: How can food be last when it’s really the most important. We’ll learn about ways to buy local food and how to grow your own.
It’s easier than you might think to make your home use energy more efficiently and there are people and businesses who want to help you. Learn more about how to make your home more comfortable, more valuable, and easier to heat and cool.
Learn how you can be generating all the electricity you need to run your home and transportation needs.
How we get ourselves and our things around in Vermont cost us billions. In fact, in 2010, Vermont spent $1.1 billion on gasoline. If those miles had been driven by electric energy it would have only cost $275 million. Learn what transportation options make the most sense for you.
Vermont, like some other states, is making a great effort to have farmers provide as much food as possible for residence and travelers. We’ll learn more about our food choices and how the influence our diets and well-being.