Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) April 21, 2009 -
EarthLab.com (http://www.earthlab.com) the leading website driving sustainability mainstream, today announced usage of its personal Carbon Calculator has jumped by a dramatic 151% over the same time last year and 260% over 2007.
"2009 has been an exciting time for EarthLab, the thirst for green knowledge, information and money saving - energy reducing tips is at an all time high," stated Sarah Steele, spokesperson for EarthLab.com. "The down economy and consumers desperate to cut costs is clearly driving the surge. CO2 emissions are the most significant cause of climate change, so reducing high ticket items like home energy costs, is one of the easiest and most important things all of us can do to reduce our own impact and, the savings can be significant!"
Since launching at the Live Earth concerts worldwide in 2007, the EarthLab calculator has become the most widely used carbon calculator in the world by both consumers and businesses alike. The personalized Carbon Calculator is a unique three-minute survey that generates a carbon footprint score. Users save their score, then track their progress over time as they incorporate changes in their life to reduce their carbon footprint and save money. In addition, users can compare their personal results to others on the website, sorting by city, state, and country.
Corporate partnerships looking to leverage the calculator to create in-house environmental awareness programs have dramatically increased as well as companies look to benefit by empowering their staff to participate in environmental programs while working within their community to make a difference.
Anyone can calculate and understand their personal environmental impact, and learn of ways to save energy and money with EarthLab's free Carbon and Lifestyle calculator, available at http://www.earthlab.com.
EarthLab.com is a leading environmental community that provides a practical guide to green living through community interaction, video tips, environmental news and a personalized Carbon Calculator, the first Carbon and Lifestyle Calculator of its kind - a unique three-minute survey that generates a carbon footprint score (ECP Score), which members can then save, work to reduce and track their success over time - as a member creates their own personal green strategy.
The EarthLab calculator was first presented to a global audience on July 7, 2007 in conjunction with the Live Earth Concerts staged throughout the world. The Carbon Calculator has become the most widely used calculator in the world.
EarthLab has forged partnerships with numerous world-class brands and organizations including the Alliance for Climate Protection, chaired by Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore, Live Earth, SOS - the movement for a climate in crisis, Vespa Scooters, The Daily Green, The Prime Time Emmy's, Leo DiCaprio's, The 11th Hour, Dell Computers, eSurance, Sun Microsystems, Accenture, world-class chef and restaurateur Mario Batali and The Carbon Challenge, an international sailing team preparing for Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 and The America's Cup.