CurrentChoice: Going Green For Very Little Green

Turn Your Household Green for Very Little Green. I know I have made the choice to use products that are  environmentally friendly. I want to leave the world the way I found it by reducing my footprint. It is my duty and responsibility as a parent.

The first thought I had was what is renewable energy, clean electricity and carbon offsets, oh my! What does it all mean? And can the decisions I make in my household really make a difference?

Did you know?
The average household emits about 8 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) each year, that’s about 900 kilowatt-hours of electricity usage a month. Energy-related CO2 emissions account for more than 80 percent of greenhouse gas emission.

Almost everything we do in our daily lives has an environmental impact– from driving our cars, flying on an airplane and even watching TV. The generation of electricity produces more CO2 emissions than any other activity in the United States. These emissions can lead to smog, acid rain and increase the risk of climate change.

How can I make a difference?
Buy Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)! RECs are an easy* and affordable way to tap into renewable energy. CurrentChoice offers a low-cost solution to homeowners and apartment dwellers that would like to “offset” the CO2 emissions generated from the electricity they use for everyday purposes. RECs sold by CurrentChoice provide you an assurance that you are reducing the environmental impact of your electricity use.

Visit  Current Choice.com to learn more about RECS and our low introductory rates.

*Oh, by the way- you do not need to change your electricity supplier in order to purchase RECs. You will continue to receive your electricity and your bill from your current electricity supplier.

Why buy RECs?
Every single REC you buy helps to protect our environment and America’s energy future by investing in clean renewable energy sources that don’t run out. Buying RECs directly increases investment in clean, green energy sources – like wind farms and solar installations that reduce air pollution and do not emit ANY greenhouse gases like CO2 reducing the amount of electricity that has to be generated from polluting fossil fuels. The more investment in renewable energy, the fewer air polluting generation facilities will be built.

And the beauty of a REC is that it’s not limited to any particular region or part of the country. Everyone can participate. If you live in a part of the country that doesn’t offer actual renewable electricity or the plan that is offered is too expensive, do not fret. You can still compensate for your environmental impact and electricity usage through the  purchase of renewable energy credits from CurrentChoice. You can consider REC a coupon for clean air for now and in the future.

With our current economy and the effects of global warming, it’s high time for us to care about the energy we use. With Current Choice we can support U.S. wind power for as little as 16 cents per day.

Are you a hero? BUY your $.16 REC credit per day from CurrentChoice and you would be  saving the world!

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Comments

  1. Tami says

    Wow – how informative – I never knew and probably never would have known!! Thanks for all you do and for sharing with each of us!!

  2. Alicia Chandler says

    Wow! Thanks for breaking down the information, clearly showing us how we are impacting the environment, and giving a realistic idea of what we can do to help!

  3. Rosemarie Joseph says

    This article triggered my interest in learning more about the subject of energy and how to conserve it.

  4. Krystal Ramirez says

    Wow… You learn something New every day HUH?!? Thanks for the information :) Going GREEN can help a lot!!

  5. natalie zemrose horschel says

    Wow I am speechless! I had no idea that with electricity we were causing so much havoc with our environment! Thank you for all this wonderful information and opening my eyes!

  6. Patrycja Chudziak says

    Wow..learned so much..great article. This makes me rethink certain things I do in my daily life so I can help lessen my environmental impact.

  7. tiffany manning says

    Well, I had never heard of REC’s before, thank you for the info! Makes you stop and think!

  8. Tara Martini says

    Thank you for all the information! :) My type of house isnt listed, so i guess i need to call :)

  9. Jennifer Hedden says

    Thank you for such an informative post. I didn’t know electricity produces co2 and I was not familiar with RECs. I will definitely have to do more research on this.

  10. Tina says

    Wow! That was very informative, I had no idea!! It definitly opened my eyes and mind. Thanks for the info!

  11. sharon blankenship says

    my hot water heater just blew up and i’m going to try and get one that’s energy saving,i’ve also been unplugging recepticles when not in use,to save on my electricity bill,very informative information,thanks

  12. Toni H/Ben T says

    I was not familiar with a lot of information in this post. Thanks for putting this article out, it is important that we all take some small steps to make the word a better place.

  13. Alicia Zirjacks says

    I learned a lot of great information! Thank you for sharing this. Everyone should be educated on this subject

  14. Brittany C says

    Wow, we really could be doing more as people, its the little changes we do that can have a big impact! Thanks for sharing!

  15. illy junus says

    i didn’t know that electricity produced CO2, thank you for the article, i’m know more aware

  16. Fern Lehmann says

    It is interesting, but REC’s are not available in my area. Sadly our area is slow to make changes in the right direction.

  17. Brandi Goolsby says

    I had never heard of REC’s before. I will have to check and see if they are available in my area.

  18. Sheralle D. says

    What a great article. I have never heard of anything like this before, but it is definitely something I am going to check into. I want to start learning more for my family and so I can explain this to my son when he gets older.

  19. Colleen says

    This article is very interesting. Thank you for taking the time to write and share it with all of your readers.

  20. Erica Ricci says

    I am blown away that electricity puts off CO2. This is a great wake up call. Thanks for the great information.

  21. Zachary Kl. says

    Thanks for the article! I’ll be looking out for more information about REC’s going forward.

  22. Katherine Sayer says

    Thanks for the information in this article. Just being aware of the impact we have on the enviroment is a good start in helping it.

  23. Sarah Madrigal says

    “Going Green”..Recycling energy and using the resources we all have has always been very important to me since I came from a large family and I was always taught about the cycle of items. Every year I have always tried to kuse energy effiecient items in our home and clean filters throughout the house. During the summer we try to use the power of shade until the heat gets unbearable. As well, we always use our garden through out the year to eat fresh veg’s and herbs.

  24. Jill A. Collins says

    I really believe in this subject. My husband and I have been researching solar and wind energy for our home, though we are in the very early stages. I think if more of us considered this seriously, the costs could come down for all of us and we could start reducing our CO2 emmissions immensely!

  25. Pamela Halligan says

    Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be looking into Current Choice.com. I had never heard of this program before, but I am all for renewable energy and trying to do my part to offset my energy usage.

  26. Margaret Smith says

    This post is very interest. I never knew that CO2 emissions account for more than 80 percent of greenhouse gas.

  27. Jodi D. says

    I have never heard of REC…I am surprised that the Electric Companies don’t inform you of them.

  28. Michele P. says

    I had no idea our homes and everyday activities created so much pollution. It really makes one stop and think.

  29. Brittney Rose Day says

    Wow this was very informative! Thanks for opening my eyes. Never knew that electricity gave off CO2.

  30. Alison Bowen Flores says

    Well, this was certainly imformative. I’m going to have to do a lot more research on the subject!!

  31. Karen Propes says

  32. christina says

    i wish i could go solor that would be awesome. But I do recycle alot of stuff and make projects out of cans and lids and plastic bottles.

  33. Krystal W. says

    WOW I did not know that electricity produced CO2. I learned something new. I recycle a lot now.

  34. CHRISTIE ROBINSON says

    Thank U for the information! Very informative!
    If people don’t wake up & take notice to the earth & start making changes in old bad habits, we’re going to leave our children, grandchildren & beyond, a bad place to live & that’s just not fair nor is it safe &/or healthy!!!!

  35. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says

    Wow! Thanks for the informative review! This is definitely something I want to look into!

  36. Seyma Shabbir says

    Thanks for the information, I had no idea how much emissions everything left. We thought we did good by turning off the lights!

  37. Calshondra Williams says

    Never heard of REC. This was very informative. Just love your blog. Thanks for the giveaways and opportunity to win.

  38. Kathryn Compa says

    I learned something new Rec’s sound interesting…Who knew Electricity produces co2?

  39. Shana K says

    I hadn’t heard of this before, I’ll need to look into it a bit more since we’re renting a townhouse.

  40. Jude Skocki Kelly says

    there is a family that lives one town over from me, on the bay, that has a windmill. They get so much energy from that one windmill that they power their entire home AND deliver power to our electric company. They get paid for electricity. How sweet is that.

  41. Stacey says

    Trying to cut back in all areas. My youngest daughter is currently an Environmental science and sustainability major in college so we are learning a lot from her as well!

  42. Tina says

    I try to go green as much as I can. I could improve and love to read about new ways to help the environment.

  43. jill nelson says

    this is very interesting and useful information. We are trying to go as green as we can in our home.

  44. sandy weinstein says

    thanks for the information. i try to unplug this that i dont use….and unplug things after i use them….sometimes i even unplug my microwave, tv, etc

  45. Julie Cutshaw says

    That’s the thing I like most about. Blogging. Is to find out about new solutions to help our lives and to make changes for out children. I had never heard of Rec’s before. I try my best to conserve, even the tiniest ways can make a difference. You mentioned cars in your review, which is another way that we can help. We live close to our school, so we walk at times verses driving.

  46. Tammy McDaniel says

    Thanks For The Information. I Like Learning About New Things, Especially When It Has To Do With Living Green.

  47. Lisa Welch says

    Earth Day should be EVERYDAY. Shut down electronics that you’re not immediately using. Save the planet, save humanity.

  48. Myra Rzepa says

    i cant believe that eelectricity puts off CO2.!! i didnt know that! this is a great way to go green! and for only .16 cents! thanks super affordable! Thanks for the post!

  49. judy gregory says

    great article i feel lucky from alabama now in mississippi wher our local energy co-op buys our power from tva last i heard or saw alabama ranked 2nd in nation in use of renewable electric (hydro-electric) bama has little other than college sports to brag about so makes me proud

  50. christy "scooter" beaman says

    You are very informative and I appreciate that. I learned something new today!

  51. Susan Russell says

    I had no idea about the CO2 and our electricity. It makes you look at things a lot differently. Thank you!

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