My monthly totals for carbon savings are in for June. See the Carbon Tracker link at www.theraleighproject.com. This month, I saved an astonishing 2,650 pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere! Even after one month of tracking the carbon savings, it is striking how much savings can be achieved by switching to green power.
2,497 pounds of carbon or 94% of my carbon savings came from purchasing green power. This only cost me a $48 donation to NC Green Power. If you live in North Carolina, please sign up for this voluntary program. You can donate in $4 increments. Even a $4 a month donation will save over 2,000 pounds of carbon a year. If you live outside of North Carolina, other states have similar green power programs.
It is SHAMEFUL that only 1.5% of North Carolina's power grid is from renewable resources. If my $48 dollar donation saved thousands of pounds of carbon, think about if our country had invested even a fraction of the billions of dollars for the war in Iraq into green power. I think this proves that we really do have the ability to curb global warming if we just start switching over to green power. Our leaders just don't have the political will yet. Let's change that by voluntarily signing up for green power programs and making it an issue in upcoming elections.