Chevy’s Carbon Initiative Program Helps Weatherize Low-Income Homes in Maine

A new carbon reduction initiative from Chevrolet is helping people in Maine not only save money on heating costs, but also to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions released while heating their homes – through increased efficiency in the home itself.

Here’s an overview of the program, featuring physicist and futurist, Dr. Michio Kaku, in the first of Chevy’s Carbon Stories series:

Pretty cool, eh? But wait, it gets even cooler.

You can plant a tree without any blisters, sore muscles, or sweat. If you’re willing to plant a virtual tree on your Facebook page, Chevrolet will plant a real tree in a real forest for you (really!) – up to 175,000 trees!

All you need to do is head over to the Chevrolet Eco tab on their Facebook page, scroll down to the Chevy Tree Project, choose your tree, and post it to your profile.

Talk about easy – that’s the easiest treeplanting I’ve ever been involved with!

Find out more about Chevrolet’s investments in CO2 reduction projects at their website – the company is investing up to $40 million in projects to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (up to 8 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent) which end up in our atmosphere. That’s roughly equal to the annual carbon impact of a forest the size of Yellowstone!.

“We’ve chosen projects we believe will make a lasting difference in communities across the country. Progress is already underway, and we estimate it will take up to five years to achieve our initial goal. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but every project is a step in the right direction.” – Chevrolet

Derek Markham

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