CarbonGobbler® is Finalist in MIT Climate CoLab Contest

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Contest - Atypical ideas for carbon neutrality for Somerville, MA

GreenHatters has just announced that MIT Climate CoLab has selected CarbonGobbler® as a finalist in the category of “Atypical Ideas for Carbon Neutrality – innovative ideas to turn Somerville, MA into a carbon-neutral city."

CarbonGobbler, available on the web and to download on iOS and Android devices, uses your energy bills and your transportation choices to calculate, compare, and give you a clear view of where you are consuming energy and what is your associated carbon footprint, built in with tips and tricks to intuitively take steps to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. “We are thrilled to be selected as finalists in this competition, coinciding on the recent release of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan,” said Sadiq Mohammed, President of GreenHatters. “We are on a mission to save 1 kWh per household per day, and make a difference on this planet, engaging citizens to take a hand in doing their part to stall climate change."

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Studies have shown that people are more engaged and willing to find solutions to reduce their energy use and reduce their carbon footprint – from living closer to their workplace, to purchasing more energy efficient vehicles, to making more sustainable choices in their everyday life. CarbonGobbler® empowers and engages citizens and businesses to understand how they use energy and how to reduce their carbon emissions, both at home and in the workplace. Every 2,000 kWh of energy saved equals 1 metric ton of reduction in carbon emissions in the atmosphere.

The city of Somerville, MA, spread over 4.2 miles, has 77,000 residents and about 1,800 businesses. GreenHatters proposal in the Climate CoLab MIT contest is designed to empower the citizens and businesses of Somerville to start reducing their carbon emissions by utilizing CarbonGobbler®, and measuring its effects on its population via competitions for residents and businesses to reduce energy use, and monitor and account for carbon emission from energy use and transportation choices. Somerville has the potential of reducing carbon emissions by 10-20% of the Annual 2+ Million Metric Ton per year! The potential is huge and would provide a tangible impact on carbon emissions in Somerville. Voting for this proposal is now open, by going to http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1301402/planId/1315101 and selecting “Vote for proposal.”

GreenHatters, a Sustainability Advisory, not-for-profit-firm based in Plano, TX, is on a journey to create and enable sustainable action. GreenHatters seeks to improve the environment by providing tools and advisory to be actively engaged for business and global citizens in protecting the environment, an urgent issue that requires immediate attention. “It is now time®”

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