UP family lives off the grid to lower carbon footprint
One UP family is taking steps to lower their carbon footprint by living in a house entirely off the grid.
The O’Bryan family built the house six years ago. Solar Panels supply power to the house. Today, they’re using apples picked on the property to make apple cider.
In addition to these environmentally friendly steps, they are also fighting for a lower carbon footprint on a national level.
“We wanted to live in a way that had a low carbon footprint, but we came to the conclusion that just doing our thing here isn’t quite enough. So, we decided to advocate for legislation that would take us in the right direction,” said John O’Bryan, Citizens Climate Lobby Volunteer.
O’Bryan will join nearly 900 volunteers from the Citizen Climate Lobby this weekend in Washington D.C. They plan to meet with every house member to discuss a bill that would propose a fee on carbon use.