Fighting Global Warming One Mortgage at a Time
Buying a home is part of every American’s dream. What if you could realize your dream, save some money in the process and do something good for our environment at the same time? Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. A company exists to make this a reality.
Founded by Edward Mannix ’04, One Earth Mortgage is the only socially responsible mortgage company that allows customers to contribute to improving the environment without additional out-of-pocket expense. Its unique social mission empowers consumers to help stop global warming as they finance a home, investment property or a new construction project.
“Global Warming is a very real and urgent issue facing us today,” says Mannix. “Many of us do not stop to think about how we are contributing to global warming through the energy we use in our homes. More than 20 percent of CO2 emissions — the main cause of global warming — come from home energy use. This is an even greater portion than the share from automobile emissions!”
Based in Austin, Tex., One Earth Mortgage provides attractive financing options for energy-efficient upgrades to peoples’ homes, helping them reduce their energy use, save money on their energy bill and lessen their contribution to global warming.
The company also contributes profits for carbon offsets on behalf of its customers. “Addressing global warming requires that everyone do their part to reduce or eliminate the carbon footprint of their lives,” Mannix says. “There are lots of things people can do; planting trees that absorb CO2 and investing in renewable energy projects that replace dirty energy with clean energy are among the most common choices”.
For more information on One Earth Mortgage, visit www.oneearthmortgage.com.