How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The average American emits 21.8 tons of CO2 per year (1.82 tons per month).

To offset 1 month of your CO2 emissions, a donation to Everybody Solar of $179 is equal to 1.82 tons!

Solar projects are just one way to reduce the amount of carbon emissions and slow climate change. Check out the tips below for more ways you can make an impact by reducing your carbon footprint.

Engage in Carbon Offsets with Everybody Solar!


Power usage is a major contributor to a business’s carbon footprint. 10 MWh of energy usage on average = 78 Tons of CO2, or $768 donation to offset with Everybody Solar.


To offset your travel impact you can donate the equivalent amount. For a one-way flight from SFO to JFK each passenger produces .65 tons of CO2. A $64 donation to Everybody Solar will offset this – or donate $24.80 for every 1,000 miles flown.

Read the Carbon Offsets section created by one of our partners, BPI, to help calculate the CO2 impact of your travel.

Switch to LED or CFL Lights

Using LED and CFL light bulbs uses less energy than traditional lights and therefore reduces the amount of CO2 being emitted.  PLUS: Saves on electricity bills.

Take Public Transportation, Walk, or Bike

Taking the bus or train, walking or biking instead of driving will reduce the amount of carbon that is emitted from using your car. PLUS: Saves gas money

Eat Less Meat

especially red meat (beef, lamb & pork).  The carbon impact of red meat is higher than poultry or grain.  PLUS: It’s healthier.

Adjust Your Thermostat

By raising your thermostat a few degrees in the summer & lowering it a few degrees in the winter you will reduce the amount of carbon that’s emitted from heating & cooling your home. PLUS: It saves you on energy bills.

Go Solar

When you go solar in your home, you’ll be eliminating tons of CO2 from being emitted into the air!  PLUS: With state and federal incentives, you could be saving money.

Support Local Initiatives

 Local initiatives such as clean and efficient energy, transportation, and urban design initiatives secure a greener future.  PLUS:  Clean and well-designed cities are more fun to live in.