From Seattle to Sweden, an ever-growing number of city and regional governments are using roof gardens, specially designed wetlands, and other forms of “green infrastructure” to rein in pollution from countless diffuse sources — and to save money.
The final post from the First Stewards symposium held in Washington, D.C. last week shares insights learned by the symposium’s official witnesses whose goal it is to ensure the learnings from the symposium will be carried forward.
Coastal residents of indigenous communities in Alaska are literally losing land and landmarks to the sea as permafrost melts and sea levels rise. Some traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to share their stories of climate change with other Native American groups at a First Stewards symposium.
Representatives of North American indigenous tribes from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico are gathering at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian this week to give voice to the changes they are experiencing in the climate around them.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the third in a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
As the Kyoto Protocol winds down without a strong replacement, countries are implementing their own strategies to fight climate change.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the second in a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the first of a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
Our electricity bill is one-third of what it was when we had electric heat, and provides a corresponding decrease in the carbon needed to generate that electricity.
Living in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California, air quality and sufficient water are daily issues.
Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana is in the process of installing the largest geothermal system in the U.S. The scope of Ball State’s system – 47 buildings over 731 acres – makes it unique, as well as carbon dioxide savings of 85,000 tons annually, cutting Ball State’s carbon footprint by nearly half.
At the end of August 2011, I packed up and headed to Ecuador for 3 months to volunteer on an organic farm.
Strange things are aloft in the bird world. Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas, where they usually spend the whole winter. Instead, they pecked around for a short time and flew back. In Nebraska, other cranes never left.
So how does the carbon footprint living in a New Jersey suburb compare with that of living in a cabin in the woods of Maine? You’ll be surprised. Guest blogger, Craig Leisher, is halfway through a year in the woods project with his family and has some intriguing data to share.
I have loved the outdoors all my life. It served as escape and solace during my childhood and useful work and source of recreation and inspiration during my adult years.
We contribute to the Nature Conservancy carbon credits program whenever we travel, and have been purchasing wind energy from our local electric company.
After hearing Bill McKibben speak at an event near my home in 2008, I began to keep a “global cooling journal” in which I recorded actions I was taking to fight climate change.