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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
We can't pick up a paper without seeing something about C02 and what it is doing to our Earth. There is much we cannot change but, as gardeners, we can try to balance our carbon footprint. There are many lists telling how much C02 you put into the air -- from driving a car to even cooking a meal. ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Peru, the host for December’s UN climate change summit, stores nearly seven billion metric tons of carbon stocks, mostly in its Amazon rainforest. That’s more than US annual carbon emissions for 2013 which were calculated at 5.38 billion tons, the new research by the Carnegie Institute for...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Fresh off their legislative victory against the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic senators are pushing a bill that would tax carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels that would rise every year. Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii first introduced the Amer...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Apple released its full 2014 Environmental Responsibility report this afternoon with new climate change data and information on the company’s promise to reduce its carbon footprint. The new report highlights some of the good decisions Apple made to reduce its environmental impact in 2013, by doing ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Largely under the radar of national and even local media, California has begun a quiet revolution in climate policy that could change the whole national conversation about curbing global warming. Advocates of strong climate change policies have had an immense political challenge that goes far beyon...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
In the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is taking place. The forward journey for human civilization will be difficult and dangerous, but it is now clear that we will ultimately prevail. The only question is how quickly we can accelerate and complete the trans...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The green shoots of economic recovery are causing companies to take a fresh look at renewable heating and cooling systems as they give their Social Corporate Responsibility agendas fresh impetus. Plans which were put on the back burner during the recession are being revived and many organisations a...
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Posted by on in Recycling
I’ve written it before—New York City is the greenest place on Earth. Not actual green—despite the manicured beauty of Central and Prospect Parks, as of 2007 New York had fewer greens spaces per acre than just about any other major American city. But thanks chiefly to population density, Ne...
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Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
One bitter irony of the sustainability movement, across all fields, is that prices tend to be anything but sustainable. Whether it is organic food or shampoo with cruelty-free ingredients or fashion without a footprint, prices are often ridiculous enough to justify the blue-collar suspicion and ridi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Five years after being elected president and six months after winning a second term, President Obama today gave his first speech devoted solely to climate change and announced several executive actions to begin weaning the United States (historically the largest emitter of greenhouse gases) off foss...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Near the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Brooklyn, Michael Heimbinder stood near a blue mailbox, head down, poking at his smartphone. A graph appeared: a single line plotting ambient carbon monoxide exposure in the neighborhood. Minutes later, he ran over to an idling Honda Pilot and...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Carbon dioxide in our air recently hit 400 parts per million. Since you asked, yes, that’s a lot. Perhaps this a good time to reflect on what we as individuals can do to stem the flow of harmful gasses into our atmosphere. Climate change and carbon dioxide impacts are difficult to comprehend and mak...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
  Want to Save the Planet? Slack Off at Work. View this email in your browser We are having ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own superhero to reduce the global carbon footprint? Enter the Green Ninja, a climate action superhero who fights global warming through education and social change. We all know the importance of reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases to help stabilize our climat...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Sixth-annual awards competition nets the biggest field of nominees to date.    Sustainable Industries today announced the winners of its sixth annual Top 10 Green Building Products awards and the launch of its Top 10 website. This year’s winners were selected by a panel of expert judge...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
From: Ranga Sirilal, Reuters MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives archipelago, threatened by rising sea levels blamed on climate change, said on Monday it would introduce a new environment tax on all tourists who use its resorts and provide its economic lifeline. Famed mostly for high-end luxury resorts ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This April, the roots of leadership were laid in the Climate movement. From Powershift to the FTN Town Hall Campaign, young people across the country moved into positions of leadership, and engaged their community and policy makers on our vital clean energy future.  A sea change in the quality ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Our third Green Adventure took place this past weekend, April 4th - April 7th, 2009, at Quail Springs (http://quailsprings.org) and was a huge success! Sara Laimon, Guzel Gjenasaj and Amy Frame led ten students of Environmental Charter High School. They spent four days learning about permaculture, ...
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Posted by on in Recycling
Being green is not something you only do at home or at school, but EVERYWHERE! On Saturday March 28, the softball team played proud and hard in the Westminster Tournament. After a long day, during their snack time, the girls had Gatorade bottles and orange peels left over. Practicing being Green A...
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Posted by on in General Environment
"We the people here in Boise, Idaho have strong family and community based views and values.  We love and care for our children and the community in which we live with a deep passion." - Corey S. Godfrey Idaho is one of the few states that still has vast amounts of natural beauty to admire and...
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