Measure Your Footprint

Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Climate and Waste Calculators

It’s important for all of us to take action to reduce our environmental impact. From purchases to traveling, all of our behavior has a significant effect on our communities and the planet.

Calculating your ecological footprint will help you track and better understand how positive daily actions at home and in the workplace can reduce carbon usage. To assist you with this process, we recommend the following calculators for both individuals and businesses. These sites include helpful tips and tools you can utilize to create a gentler footprint:

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Small Business Calculator – Company-Wide GHG Inventory for a Small Business.

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Site includes climate calculators for households/individuals, small businesses, schools,
local government.

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Calculate emission savings from using recycled
content materials.

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Tracks GHG emission reductions and energy savings from different waste-management practices.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles

A Breath of Fresh Air

Athens Services’ environmentally friendly fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks allows us to do our jobs in the cleanest, quietest and most environmentally conscious way possible. Our CNG trucks are a breath of fresh air for those who live, work, and play in the cities we service.

We continue to invest in converting our fleet to vehicles with alternative fuel applications. We believe it is the right choice for the health of our customers, our employees and the environment. Currently, the cities of Redondo Beach and Altadena are serviced ONLY by CNG collection vehicles. And, our entire fleet of street-sweeping trucks is powered by alternative fuels.

What is CNG?

CNG is a fossil fuel substitute for regular gasoline, diesel or propane. It is a safer, more environmentally clean, and less expensive alternative.

The Benefits of CNG

Less occupational exposure and health related issues associated with diesel exhaust

Reduced petroleum costs and consumption

Decreased noise pollution due to quieter engines

Extended vehicle life

Cleaner Burning Fuel = Cleaner Air

Reduces approximately 90% of carbon monoxide emissions

Produces 22% less greenhouse gas emissions

Emits fewer harmful air pollutants (such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and carbon dioxide)

Decreases ozone-forming emissions by 80% on average (compared to traditional petroleum based gasoline)

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT?

By utilizing clean-fuel trucks, Athens will help California meet its goal of reducing current greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020, as established under Assembly Bill 32.

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