This site exists to provide information intended to help you lower your carbon footprint by sharing what we are doing to lower ours. We will take a broad approach to this, because it isn’t just about the changes we make in our own lives. The climate emergency is inherently a collective problem–we can’t avoid the impacts of any other person or organization’s carbon pollution because it all goes into the same atmosphere we all share. This means that the biggest impact we can have is our democratic and public influence on our governments and corporations. Ultimately, the goal is to maintain a positive focus, not only because complaining and worry is self-destructive, but also because working together for the greater good is good for the soul.
Brian Anderson grew up in Portage, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After graduating, he found a new home in Minnesota and has had a career designing land mobile radios, surgical lasers, automotive scan tool software and a variety of medical device software at Medtronic, from where he retired in 2020. He has lived in Plymouth, MN for 30 years and raised two great kids with his talented and supportive wife, Karen.