How to Get Carbon-Free in 10 Years

The Green Changemakers

The Jones are just made-up, but this scenario shows that an average family can get carbon-free in 10 years, without turning their lives upside-down. Hover over or click on each symbol or year to learn how the Joneses go carbon-free. MAGAZINE GRAPHIC, 2008. In 10 years, without sacrificing their way of life, the Jones family eliminates the CO2 emissions that their home and transportation used to create—the bulk of their carbon footprint.

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Carbon-Free City In the Desert

Eco Friendly Daily

A carbon- and waste-free city, in the middle of the desert of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The plan is for construction to start in January of 2008 and, tentatively, to finish in 2009. Masdar. Now, it hasn’t been built yet, but the plans sound almost too good to be true.


The Green Changemakers

Mottainai is the thoughtful Japanese word with love and compassion to think of the gift from the nature or someone who made the product. The word closest to Mottainai in English is "What a waste!", "Do not waste!"

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Masdar City Will Be World's First Zero-Carbon, Zero-Waste, Car-free City

The Green Changemakers

Norman Foster said, "The environmental ambitions of the Masdar Initiative - zero carbon and waste free - are a world first. The project, known as Masdar City, will create the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city, officials say. "It

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13 Best Energy Ideas (And 3 Really Bad Ones) :: by Sarah van Gelder

The Green Changemakers

MAGAZINE GRAPHIC, 2008. Here are our picks for the best (and a few of the worst) ideas: Put a Price on Carbon What: Carbon pollution costs the polluter nothing; all the rest of us pay the price. And it can have major carbon benefits.

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Brita Climate Ride 2009

Green (Living) Review

Climate Ride also endeavors to show that the bicycle is the ultimate carbon-free machine and a viable form of transportation. In 2008, they debuted Brita Climate Ride, the first multi-day bike ride to benefit climate change. In 2008, Climate Riders represented 30 states and a variety of cycling abilities from novices to competitive cyclists. Climate Ride also endeavors to show that the bicycle is the ultimate carbon-free machine and a viable form of transportation.

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The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

Green Blog

Wind is abundant, carbon-free and nondepletable. wind generating capacity expanded by 45 percent in 2007 and 50 percent in 2008.

The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012

Green Blog

PV semiconductor materials convert the sun’s rays directly into clean, carbon-free electricity. But in a kind of gold rush spurred by easy bank loans and government tax incentives and subsidies, China hurtled past PV technology pioneers the United States (in 2006) and Japan (in 2008). The world installed 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012—an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts.

Permeable Pavement

The Green Changemakers

[link] How to reduce runoff & improve water quality The trouble with "runoff" is.the story's a bore. There are neither villains involved, nor poster animals at risk nor priceless scenery at stake.

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Four Carbon Cap-Tax Hybrids

Sightline Daily

A tax and a cap are just different vehicles for delivering the same thing: a carbon price that holds polluters responsible for their pollution, drives the transition to clean energy, and staves off the worst risks of climate volatility. State will meet its carbon goals.

The Grand Green Mufti of Egypt

Green Prophet

Humankind is not free to consume or pollute carelessly. Putting theory into practice, Dar al-Iftaa will be the first establishment in Egypt to be declared carbon-free by the end of 2011.[14] Sheikh Ali Gomaa is the Grand Mufti of Egypt issuing environmental fatwas.

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