Why Go Green?
How does climate change work
The Earth’s temperature has risen by about 0.14° Fahrenheit every decade since 1880.
Today, our activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation—add about 11 billion metric tons of carbon (equivalent to 40 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide) to the atmosphere each year. This significantly surpasses the ability of natural processes to remove atmospheric carbon dioxide, resulting in dangerous and continuous increases each year.
What are the impacts?
Climate change negatively affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, access to safe drinking water, availability of sufficient food and access to secure shelter.
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause upwards of 250,000 preventable deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress, among others.
What can we do?
Reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses, through better transportation systems, more efficient food production methods and more environmentally-conscious energy-use choices can ultimately help combat climate change in the future
You can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by flying less, driving less (or ideally switching to an EV), eating less meat, and electrifying your home.
Why switch to electric cars?
Motor vehicles are the number one source of pollution in California! Nationwide, cars and trucks contribute to more than 50% of all carbon emissions
Emissions from electric vehicles (EVs) are up to 43% lower than comparable diesel vehicles, including charging and battery production; numerous studies have proven that all EVs are greener over their lifetime than comparable internal combustion engine vehicles.
By making EVs more accessible and increasing EV ownership, we can get one step closer to leaving fossil fuels in the ground