SMUD's Carbon Offset program
You can lead the way to a cleaner environment and a healthier economy!
Activities like driving, traveling, even transporting the food you eat, produce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and affect our local air quality.
Lower the impact of your lifestyle and electricity use - Join SMUD's Carbon Offset Program. The cost is just $10 more a month added directly to your SMUD bill. Your participation will support projects that reduce or sequester greenhouse gas emissions.
We recently completed our second project – a dairy digester. Dairy digesters capture methane, a greenhouse gas emitted from cow manure. The digester uses the methane to run a turbine that makes electricity to power the dairy.
Your participation also includes membership in SMUD's Greenergy® which provides your electricity from renewable energy sources like the wind and sun.
It's more than a gesture
SMUD's Carbon Offset Program meets guidelines set by the Climate Action Reserve ensuring that your dollars are really helping the environment.
Take the next step in environmental responsibility
The Carbon Offsets sign-up form will be available again soon.
Please check back.
Use less, use wisely, use green
Conservation is the best way to reduce our impact on the environment. Here are some tips:
- Drive less
- Conference call instead of flying
- Reduce electricity use during peak hours (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
- Using water wisely
- Buy locally-produced food – or grow your own!
- Replace your incandescent light bulbs with CFLs
- Buy energy efficient appliances. When you do, take advantage of SMUD rebates.
Remember use less, use wisely and use green!