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There was sherbet and icecream for everyone as residents of Rawlins, Wyo., an oil and gas boomtown, gathered in a local icecream parlor to learn new ways of reducing their carbon footprint. But don’t let the icecream fool you, this group was on a strict diet.
Last summer, members of the self-proclaimed “Green Team” took the low carbon diet – a 30-day program designed to shrink each person’s annual carbon footprint by at least 5,000 pounds.
This “Green Team” represents a growing group of eco-conscious residents in a town heavily reliant on harvesting fossil fuels.
Rawlins is also working on new composting facilities at the recycling center and wind power to light up some public facilities. It just goes to show that even a fossil fuel boomtown has its renewable side.