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Carbon Footprint

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.

Environmental Innovation: Nice or Necessity?

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect

Carbon Shock: How Global Warming Is Changing the Cost of Everything

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

Chaos and uncertainty: These are the first two words of Carbon Shock. And this is what faces us, if we don't pay attention.

Investing and Divesting for the Climate

Renat Heuberger | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Did you know that your investments cause just as many emissions as your daily activities do?

The View on Climate Change Is Different From 4.5 Feet

Kelly Chang | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Kelly Chang

While the top climate university professors disparage about our future, youth seem to remain hopeful, even excited to take on the challenge of climate change, despite being the generation that will likely be most affected.

SOON: National Diet Guidelines Good For You AND The Environment

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Depa...

10 Resolutions for Growth and Compassionate Living for 2015

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Change requires hard work. Too often, in our endeavor for change, we bite off more than we can chew. We over commit and think that transformation has to be immediate and this is the mistake that will lead to disappointment.

Baby Steps at 2014 Lima COP20

Zachary A. Bennett | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Zachary A. Bennett

After finishing 34 hours late, some people left the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2014 (COP20), held in Lima, Peru, with conclusions and others with confusion and dismay.

How Your Death Affects Climate Change

Katrina Spade | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Katrina Spade

You might take solace in the fact that when you die, your days of polluting the planet are over. But the truth is that the method you choose to dispose of your mortal remains has more of a deleterious impact on the environment than you might think.

10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Thanksgiving

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Although every day provides an opportunity for reflection and change, Thanksgiving stands out as the perfect day to kick off a few new habits that will effect the longevity of our planet. If each of us revamped our consumption and waste habits by slightly adjusting what's already in place, the overall impact could be huge.

How To Reduce Your Home's Carbon Footprint This Winter Without Spending Any Money

Laurèn DeMates | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Laurèn DeMates

Reductions in energy usage can be achieved even if you rent or are not in the position to spend money right now. Here are 5 simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint this winter without spending any money.

Rented Teslas, and Other Methods for a Greener Commute

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Shane Paul Neil

I live in New York City and have come to endure my daily commute. Now, with clients in Silicon Valley, I'm frequently flying, and it's got me thinking: What kind of global footprint am I leaving? So I did some digging.

People's Climate Change March: Several Different Drummers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Climate change is not happening in a vacuum, and speakers referred repeatedly to "corporate greed" as complicit in its profiting from mining and burning fossil fuels. Issues and answers filled the streets.