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Carbon Footprint

5 Things That Have A Major Impact On Your Carbon Footprint

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business

There are thousands of little actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint -- but you should consider a few major factors first. Sustainabili...

Why I Became A Vegetarian (After So Many Years Of Being An Enthusiastic Carnivore)

Katherine Ripley | Posted 02.07.2016 | Impact
Katherine Ripley

I never thought I would become a vegetarian. To be honest, I used to think vegetarians were snooty people with "holier than thou" attitudes. I never asked the questions I was afraid to know the answers to. Now, I know the truth.

Investors Have A Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Paris has built upon emerging shifts towards a cleaner, greener and far smarter development path for the 21st century. It has sent a clear, unequivocal and determined low carbon signal to markets and economic sectors everywhere: The course is irreversible, but the pace and breadth must now be the focus.

How to Reduce Your Family's Carbon Footprint

Rosie Osmun | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Rosie Osmun

Going green or being eco-friendly can seem intimidating, but reducing your carbon footprint doesn't need to involve a radical lifestyle overhaul! There are many simple and affordable ways almost anyone can contribute to helping the environment.

The Long Road: 650 Participants, 109 Countries and 720 tons of CO2

Pro Journo | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Pro Journo

While offsetting CO2 emissions may be a means for compensation, for conference organizers and participants, it's not as easy to walk the talk.

Paris: Beginning the Long Journey to Climate Stabilization

Mark Lee | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Mark Lee

This article was co-written by Mark Lee, Executive Director, SustainAbility and Chris Coulter, CEO, GlobeScan. How Business Can Use COP21 to Create ...

Can a Green Asia Lead the World?

John Feffer | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
John Feffer

China is not the only country in East Asia to eye the global thermometer and begin to sweat. Of the top ten emitters of carbon dioxide in the world, three are close neighbors: China, Japan, and South Korea.

The Most Powerful Climate Solution You've Never Heard Of

P.J. Marshall | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
P.J. Marshall

What if there was a powerful but overlooked tool that could reduce global warming by 0.5°C by the end of the century? Imagine if reversing the decline of ecosystems was good for economies. What if making our world more beautiful, also made it stronger and more resilient?

Climate Summit Gets Heat For Footprint, But It's Not All Bad

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 12.03.2015 | Science

Sure, it's easy to spot the irony of the United Nations Paris COP21 climate conference. While leaders from 195 countries attend the summit to curb em...

Getting Serious About Climate Change: Top 5 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Tim Ward | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

While negotiations are going on in Paris, this is also a time for every citizen to get serious about how to reduce his or her own carbon footprint.

How American Exceptionalism Is Destroying The Planet, In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business

At the COP21 conference in Paris this week, world leaders met to attempt an agreement on a global solution to one of humanity's biggest problems: cli...

It's Easier Than You Think to Become a Vegan

Tim Ward | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

Change comes as people realize they can have delicious, satisfying food that does not contain meat, eggs, or dairy. It's the texture and seasonings people enjoy, not the animal ingredients. For those who crave meat and cheese, there are myriad plant-based meats and cheeses that are incredibly good. Seriously.

U.S. Electric Sector Expected To Hit Lowest Emissions In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

The U.S. electric sector is expected to hit its lowest carbon emissions since 1995 this year, partly due to the widespread closure of coal-power...

How To Die Green

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

Living green has been hip for some time. But now dying green is also catching on. The movement to be environmentally friendly, even in death, is so ...

Why A British Photographer Is Tracking People's Carbon Footprints

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Bev, a stern-looking man with white hair, is an environmental protection officer. By day, he works with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to...

What Is Good?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

God doesn't do what He does for his own purposes. He does what He does to help us move farther along the path to happiness in an eternal sense.

When a Brazilian Got Terrified in Greenland

Elaine Smith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Elaine Smith

To go to Greenland was mind blowing, heartbreaking, painfully beautiful and terrifying, all at the same time.

Things White People Like - As Told By a Hadza Tribesman

Forest Trends | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

When the Hadza hunter-gatherer people of northern Tanzania decided to slow deforestation in the Yaeda Valley, they turned to carbon markets. First, they had to do something they'd never done before: secure rights to the land they had been inhabiting for for 40,000 years.

Having a Smaller Carbon Footprint in Ramadan

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Zaher Sahloul

We are blessed to welcome Ramadan again this year. It is a time for fasting, spiritual fulfillment, emotional rebalancing, mental reflection and physical purification. Ramadan is the ideal time for balancing the spirit, the mind and the body.

Europe's Oil Giants Call For Carbon Pricing

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

The leaders of six of Europe’s largest oil producers are calling for a plan to price planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, citing climate change ...

Is the Future of Hockey on Thin Ice?

Kyle Rabin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Sports
Kyle Rabin

Back in February, the NHL proudly announced that it ranked number 17 on the EPA's National Top 100 list of the largest users of green power. It became the first professional sports league ever to achieve this important distinction.

Earth Day: Eating Bean Burgers Beats Measuring Cheeseburgers

Linda Watson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Linda Watson

Meatless Monday was a great start, but it's time to flip the paradigm. Eat meat and other animal products only one day a week or better yet not at all.

The Unfortunate Side-Effect Of Buying From The Internet

Maresa Marangoni | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Maresa Marangoni

Climate change is such a massive issue that thinking about strategies for combating its effects -- or even trying to prevent them -- can be frustrating as well as daunting. Luckily, there is an ever increasing number of people that are hard at work finding solutions for problems that are small-scale and often geographically localized. Think of transport, for example. Now narrow the focus down to a single activity, parcel transport for online purchases.

I Confess: I Am a Climate Change Hypocrite

Peterson Toscano | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Peterson Toscano

As the price rises on greenhouse gases, governments, corporations, and agribusinesses will turn away from dirty energy sources and opt for cheaper cleaner ones, not because the citizens and consumers demand it from them, but because it is too expensive to do otherwise.

Challenging Our Children's Carbon Footprint

Ella Jameson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

If you do have children, perhaps one of the most valuable lessons you can impart from a young age is the importance of living as greenly as possible - because after all, it's our children, and our children's children, who will feel the effects of our carbon footprints the most.