Earth Day is Monday. How will you celebrate? How about a picnic?
Posts Tagged ‘carbon footprint’
Is it feasible to fit a morning walk to school with your kids into your life? One Nature Conservancy staffer and mom is finding ways to make it happen. She shares her story for National Walk to School Day tomorrow.
A Conservancy carbon market specialist looks to family history to inspire his work valuing the carbon stored in forests in order to fight global warming and finance forest restoration.
In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news, stories and images on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. This is what we’ve found and what we’re reading. What about you?
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.
In the News is a Planet Change selection of news, stories and images on topics relating to climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Click Continue Reading to see the stories we’ve pulled from the news…
NYC to Utilize Dump Site for Solar and Wind Power; Oil from Deepwater Horizon Enters Gulf Food Chain; Rising Sea Levels Threaten Coastal US; Colorado River Running Near Empty; VIDEO Test Drive of the Nissan Leaf; Solar, Wind and Biofuels a $246B Market; Warming Antarctic Changes Penguin Breeding Cycles.
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.
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.
Topping the list of most common marital disagreements are usually things like money and children. But if the list were derived from my household, it would include cars and light bulbs.
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.
Creating a kitchen garden is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only do you avoid the carbon emissions of shipped food (or even driving to the store), you also replace lawn (that must be mowed, usually by a gas-powered mower) with food. But the real payoff is that first salad of the season or that perfectly ripe tomato, still warm from the sun.
Country delegates met the first week in April in Bangkok, Thailand for 2011’s first round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations. During the meetings, The Nature Conservancy caught up with a few individuals from different parts of the world, including conducting a short interview with one of the most respected voices in the international climate change policy community, Indonesia’s Agus Pornomo.
This past week, country delegates met in Bangkok, Thailand for 2011’s first round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations, which will culminate with the big annual conference — this year in Durban, South Africa — in December. In Bangkok, the focus has been on how to move forward after last year’s conference in Cancún, Mexico. Key [...]
Today, a story about a new city park in development in Sydney, Australia caught my eye. They’re calling it Central Park, and if early planning is any indication, it will make New York’s Central Park blush
This year’s Super Bowl (XLV) features a big state, a big video screen and big plans for addressing the environmental impact of this big event.
More than twice as many families in the United States use fake trees as real ones. Beyond the losses to family interactions and local economies, this situation is bad for our climate.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to reflect on what the traditional Thanksgiving meal can teach us about the right food choices for the environment, and for our health and happiness. Here are three tips: