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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. Sustainabilit...

When a Brazilian Got Terrified in Greenland

Elaine Smith | Posted 07.16.2016 | Green
Elaine Smith

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

Airbus Has Its Sights Set On Hybrid Electric Planes

Reuters | Irene Preisinger | Posted 04.25.2014 | Business

MUNICH (Reuters) - Aircraft maker Airbus Group NV is learning from carmakers as it works on developing a small plane powered by hybrid electric engin...

This Earth Day, Quit Plastic

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Mike Del Ponte

Did you know that the average person in he U.S. spends $242 a year on plastic water bottles? Or that two-thirds of these water bottles end up in landfills or in the ocean? Our addiction to plastic water bottles is on the rise and the impact on the environment and our wallets is shocking.

Fashion's Dirty Little 'Sustainable' Secret; Wear More and Wash Less

Kate Black | Posted 06.01.2014 | Style
Kate Black

When examining the carbon footprint of apparel, especially something cotton like jeans or a t-shirt, it is shocking how much the impact increases once the consumer takes the product home.

Poppin' Tags: Why I Take My Kids to the Thrift Store

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

My kids and I have a little tradition. We get in the car, put on the clean version of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" song over the car speakers and sing along, bobbing our heads, while we drive over to our favorite local thrift shop.

12 Ways to Be Green for Earth Day, and Every Day

Marlo Thomas | Posted 06.22.2013 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Climate change is one of those topics that practically dares you to step up to it. We know it exists and we know it's critical, but it's so enormous that it's hard to wrap your head around it. We see the receding ice caps and dwindling numbers of polar bears; we see the cyclones, floods, droughts and hurricanes -- yet somehow where it's all headed seems so far away.

Cutting Carbon and Alleviating Poverty

Tim Whitley | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Tim Whitley

While many of us are taking steps to advocate for cleaner energy sources and to drive down our personal contribution to climate change, each of us will have an unavoidable carbon footprint for the foreseeable future.

Eco Sense and Cents-ibility

Women & Co | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Here are some "sensible" things you can do, beyond buying eco-efficient tech gadgets, to reduce your carbon footprint and potentially save you "cents."

The Great Carbon Bubble

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark.

Bloomberg's Car Fleet Expands, Despite Workforce Stagnation | David Seifman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He may be one of the nation's most environmentally conscious executives, but Mayor Bloomberg also presides over a fleet of government vehicles that ha...

10 Ways To Save Money And Be Green

Patti Prairie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patti Prairie

Roundly debunking the myths that one person can't make a difference or that it costs money to reduce emissions, these 10 tips increase personal savings by $2501 a year and trim the average American's footprint by 19,419 pounds of CO2.

Ruminants Roam Where Mowers and Herbicides Once Ruled

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

What does Seattle, the University of Washington, road crews and the US Navy have in common? They use goats to clear invasive weeds and brush, instead of chemicals and pesticides.

3 Steps To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint By Half | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While every person's footprint is a bit different, one thing is true for everyone: You can reduce your carbon footprint by half (or more!) with these ...

Nuclear Power Could Fuel Chicago's Economy

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Imagine the full weight of Chicago's corporate and governmental resources trained on a city full of young brown and black student cash cows - millions of dollars poured into neighborhood schools in 'hoods and townships across Illinois designed to build the next generation of resident engineers and skilled laborers tasked with building the next generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants across America!

Seven Out Of Every Ten Americans Trying To Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

ABC News | Gary Langer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

High energy prices are double-teaming with environmental concerns to prompt broad conservation efforts, with seven in 10 Americans saying they're tryi...