Understanding how you impact the environment will help you make certain decisions that can affect lasting environmental changes.
If you want to determine how your actions impact the environment, you should first measure your carbon footprint. And if you find that your results are high, Townsend Energy can help you move toward a carbon-neutral heating solution.
In this article, we’re going to share the following:
- A carbon-footprint calculator
- A detailed definition of what a carbon footprint is
- Tips on reducing your carbon footprint with Townsend Energy
- And more!
If you’re interested to know more about how you impact the environment and what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, read on…
Carbon Footprint Calculator
- 1 Carbon Footprint Calculator
- 2 Carbon Footprint Defined
- 3 Tips On How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
- 4 How Using BioPure™ Heating Oil Can Change Your Carbon Footprint
- 5 Contact Townsend Energy To Order BioPure™ Heating Oil For Your Home
When you measure your carbon footprint, you’re already taking a big step to make yourself aware of how much you contribute to global warming.
The best aspect about knowing this information is that you get to quickly identify ways to reduce the amount of carbon you emit. For example, you can start composting or eating locally-grown foods – small and simple steps, but definitely more environmentally friendly.
Below, we provide you a carbon footprint calculator designed to help you see what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce global warming. Most homeowners and business owners have used this carbon footprint calculator, and they have been surprised by the results.
So go ahead and try it for yourself!
Carbon Footprint Defined
Everyday human activities, even those as simple as eating or traveling, generate greenhouse gases that are released into the air. The amount of greenhouse gases you emit is what we call your carbon footprint.
These gases may include fluorinated gases, methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide, which are very effective at trapping heat within the Earth’s atmosphere. This is also referred to as the greenhouse effect.
The greenhouse effect helps warm the atmosphere and the surface of the planet. This heat makes it possible for plants, animals, humans, and other living beings to thrive. However, when there’s an increase in the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the temperature around us also increases which significantly impacts global temperatures.
This phenomenon is what we know now as global warming, and it can be felt in many critical areas around the world.
Why Should Your Carbon Footprint Matter to You?
So, why should you care about your carbon footprint?
Your carbon footprint is an indicator of how much carbon emissions you produce. It’s the result of your actions and choices in relation to your demand for food, water, timber, land, fibers, etc. In other words, any activity you do on the planet, whether for your needs or wants, can impact the environment negatively or positively.
Essentially, your carbon footprint contributes to the decline of the very resources that we depend on.
By simply being aware of your carbon footprint, you also learn what you can do to reduce your environmental impact. The lower your contribution, the better it is for the environment. Hence, the better sustainability of the planet.
Around the world, the average carbon footprint for a person is only 4 tons.1 Unfortunately, here in the U.S., an individual has an average carbon footprint of around 16 tons, which is quite a huge difference.
As a community, we need to do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. Townsend Energy is committed to helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint through the use of BioPure™ Heating Oil, a liquid renewable fuel.
Tips On How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Reducing your carbon footprint on a large scale can be challenging.2 However, it’s not impossible. You can start by taking small but easier steps, which will lead to grand results in the future!
Simply changing or modifying your current actions already plays a big part in improving the environment. And here are some things you can start doing today!
- Use environmentally-friendly heating oil for your home. Here’s a tip: Townsend Energy delivers BioPure™ Heating Oil at no added cost to you.
- Use more efficient lighting and appliances at your home and workplace
- Reduce your power demand from the grid
- Don’t depend on your vehicles for daily travel; try to carpool, bike, or walk
- Maintain your vehicle to keep it highly efficient
- Reduce use of public transport like airplanes
- Change or modify your diet choice, e.g., implementing Meatless Mondays
- Eat local food to reduce logistic demand on the transport of goods and raw materials
- Change your shopping habits by buying or patronizing brands that practice sustainability
Listed above are very simple steps you can start doing now to reduce your carbon footprint, and none of them are costly or challenging.
Of course, some of these steps might be difficult, so we highly advise that you start with small changes which, in turn, can become more routine. For example, if you’re already using heating oil to heat your home, switch to BioPure™ Heating Oil. It’s a liquid renewable fuel that Townsend Energy offers at no extra cost. Call us today if you wish to learn more about it.
How Using BioPure™ Heating Oil Can Change Your Carbon Footprint
BioPure™ Heating Oil is a blended heating oil that combines biodiesel with ultra-low sulfur fuel oil.
Because biodiesel is made from fatty acids sourced from organic and readily available materials like corn, soy, vegetables, and animal fats, BioPure™ Heating Oil is an environmentally-friendly fuel. On top of that, it even produces a cleaner burn, making it a better alternative than regular home heating oil.
Biodiesel is also sourced from recycled oils used in restaurants, making it a renewable energy resource. This also stabilizes the fact that you can rely on our fuel as it’s sustainable.
BioPure™ Heating Oil is named based on its blend which ranges from 2-20 percent. If the oil is at 5% blend, we call it B-5, and if it’s at 20, it’s called B-20, which produces fewer carbon emissions.
Townsend Energy currently offers a B-20 blend of BioPure™ Heating Oil. This is already a high number, but we plan to make the product even better by working on delivering a B-50 blend soon.
Benefits of Using BioPure™ Heating Oil
Townsend Energy uses the highest biodiesel blend of B-20 in our BioPure™ Heating Oil. This guarantees that you are not only getting the best heating fuel available, but you also get to reduce your carbon footprint by simply changing the fuel you use.
Since 2014, we have helped reduce the amount of carbon from the environment by 7,844,581 pounds. And this is by simply providing better and greener heating oil products.
Our BioPure™ Heating Oil burns clean and efficiently, at no extra cost. And if you’re concerned about the compatibility of our fuel to your heating system, you absolutely have nothing to worry about.
There’s no need for you to modify your existing heating system to use BioPure™ Heating Oil. You won’t need to spend thousands of dollars to do that. Just switch from your regular fuel oil to our fuel, and you’ll be emitting fewer carbon gases immediately.
Are you ready to start doing your part for the environment? Call us today for inquiries and recommendations.
Contact Townsend Energy To Order BioPure™ Heating Oil For Your Home
Townsend Energy is offering consumers throughout Northeastern Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine a cleaner, greener solution with BioPure™ heating oil. This ULSHO is blended with pure biodiesel.
You don’t need to make any costly modifications to your current furnace when switching to BioPure™ heating oil and can experience all of the benefits of using a cleaner-burning fuel.
Give us a call today and let’s discuss how BioPure™ heating oil can get you started in living greener and healthier.