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Carbon Footprint

Can Artificial Trees Be Better For You?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fake plants generally don't give off huge environmental benefits--especially when they're the plastic kind that just barely cheer up offices and waiti...

Closing the Climate Change Accounting Loophole -- With a Billboard

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mindy S. Lubber

Flashy billboards are usually not my thing, but it's hard not to be grabbed by the 67-by-32-foot billboard unveiled today outside New York City's Penn Station.

Carbon Footprint Labeling Coming To TP In UK

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Want to know exact amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated in the production of a single roll of toilet paper? If you're a shopper at Tesco, the ...

Sustainable Social Networking -- Economically and Environmentally

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

On the surface, friending and twittering seem like environmentally kind endeavors. But if one digs down and learns what it takes to sustain these monstrous websites, the cost is quite high.

Does Your Food Need a Passport?

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Don't fret though because there are lots of simple things you can do to ensure you're eating plenty of safe, healthy, local fresh produce rather than unsafe, unsustainable international foods.

Sacred Bull

Tom Christopher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Christopher

Transport in bulk by rail or ship is more energy efficient than moving foods in small quantities from farm to market by truck.

Justin Rowlatt, "Ethical Man," Studies Climate Conscience In America

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — Pouring buckets of chocolate bars _ 855 in all _ on a stage seems an odd way to make a point about global warming. But Justin Rowlatt...

The Hypocrisy of Green

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Unfortunately, Earth Day for many has become yet another narcoleptic occasion to enact pointless environmental rituals while denouncing the greed and excesses they also find themselves ankle deep in.

Zerofootprint and Cybernomics Launch One Minute ECOnomics Carbon Calculator

Jean Jerome Baudry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean Jerome Baudry

Calculator gives personalized metrics to business looking to employ a sustainability strategy within their IT department based on carbon measurement ...

Water, Water Everywhere

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

When a company like Nestlé pipes-up about its unfounded environmental credentials with an attempt to address ecological concerns and to self-promote as a green steward, it's "super-greenwashing."

Hybrid Cars Get Compliments -- Why Not My Bike?

Mark Klempner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Klempner

Strange how people think it cool to drive a "green" car, but if they meet someone who doesn't own a car, they infer financial limitation, not ecological choice.

Walking the Eco Talk: Green Media Veggies Follow Their Own Advice

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

A vegetarian diet is the single simplest thing you can change in your life to leave a smaller footprint on the Earth.

CarSharing 2.0: Give Us Many Transportation Options (Please!)

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Do you find yourself using a big car or truck when something smaller would do the job? Would you book an electric bike or golf cart or folding bike to cut your carbon footprint?

10 Ways Power Shift is What Democracy Looks Like

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

After surviving eight years of Bush & Co., change is within our grasp. It's not about one person leading the fight-we are all in this together now to stop global warming.

Beijing To London: Passing A Dubious Green Torch

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Beijing has been proud of its 'green' Olympics. One stat gives pause, however. The Olympic Torch Relay (the torch flew in a private jet when not actua...

Carbon Cap-and-Trade

Ginna Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

A cap-and-trade program is an example of free market environmentalism. It harnesses a company's creative forces to find effective ways to reduce emissions.

Will Carbon Offsets Survive the Downturn?

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Recently, I caught up with Patti Prairie, the CEO of offset provider Brighter Planet, to talk about how consumers will be green in tough times.

The Octuplets and their Massive Carbon Footprint: 30,400 Disposable Diapers and Counting

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

In order to reduce global warming, should we regulate family size just as we regulate carbon emissions?

A Day Without a Carbon Footprint

Seth Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Seth Bauer

PepsiCo made a big, vitamin-C-filled p.r. splash this week when it released its calculations for the carbon footprint of a half-gallon of orange juice.

PepsiCo Tracking The Carbon Footprint Of Orange Juice

Slashfood | Emily Matchar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In this era of increasing environmental awareness, it's almost hard to believe that a company like PepsiCo doesn't already track its own eco-impact, b...

Bad Apples

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefan Deeran

Apple has released a statement opposing a proposal that would require the disclosure of their sustainability strategy, arguing there is enough environmental information on the company's website.

Is Your Home As Green As It Can Be?

Jessica Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Jensen

We want to start 2009 off with an eco-bang, and so we're launching a new Green Home Contest.

One Meat Lover's Low-Carbon Diet

audubonmagazine.org | Mike Tidwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Full disclosure: I love to eat meat. I was born in Memphis, the barbecue capital of the Milky Way Galaxy. I worship slow-cooked, hickory-smoked pig me...

Emissions "Must be cut" by 80% by 2050 says British Climate Change Committee VIDEO>>

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
George Spyros

With dramatic video of melting arctic ice crashing into the ocean, including *insert metaphor* the fjord in Greenland that is believed to have produ...

Google Phone Green App Tackles Carbon Footprints

Green Inc. | Joe Hutsko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While downloadable applications for the iPhone have enjoyed most of the spotlight since they began shipping, momentum is building for apps that run on...