We are focused on reducing the use of energy and water and reducing the amount of solid waste. We think that to reduce something, it first needs to be quantified. Many communities now have ambitious carbon, water, and waste reduction goals. However, there is no systematic collection of data to support the strategic decision-making that will be necessary.
We are focused on four “simple” questions:
What data is available and how is it used?
How is it tracked and measured?
How do you tell when you’ve made an impact (or how are baselines calculated)?
How can data be presented more simply and effectively?
We are gathering and translating the free information available online through various sources and at various scales to promote long-term thinking about these critical issues.