Being an Eco-Friendly Volunteer

Greentumble

Any long journey results in carbon emissions , building work can use a lot of plastic, and just think of all of those bottles of water you’ll drink while you work! Carbon footprint. You’ll most likely have to fly out to your volunteering project, so you might be worried about the carbon emissions of your flight. A lot of travel companies offer a service where you can pay to offset your carbon footprint at the same time as you buy your ticket.

Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

By walking or riding a bike to replace your car for short trips you get some cardio-exercise and save gas and reduce carbon emissions all at once. A healthier diet: buying locally-produced food saves on fuel for transporting that food to the market, and smaller local growers are more likely to offer organically-grown produce that is fresher as well.

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Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green.

Living Green & Saving Energy

By walking or riding a bike to replace your car for short trips you get some cardio-exercise and save gas and reduce carbon emissions all at once. A healthier diet: buying locally-produced food saves on fuel for transporting that food to the market, and smaller local growers are more likely to offer organically-grown produce that is fresher as well.

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How to Make Business Green More Than Just Talk

Green Home Blog

You can also lower your carbon footprint if you manage your air conditioning and heating use. Buy Green. Buying your office products from a green supplier will automatically help green your business. This might also encourage buying locally which reduces delivery costs, often a hidden ingredient in business costs. How to Make Business Green More Than Just Talk.

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Annarubyking

Green Earth Journey

The only fabric I buy for my work these days is remnant fabric, lots of the time from other designers. Also from this month I have started buying carbon credits, enough to counter 1 tonne of greenhouse gas each month. It was a no brainer, living with as small a carbon footprint as possible is very important to me. For example buying locally made products where possible. I've stopped buying bottled water. Buy a better camera.

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Broad Street

Green Earth Journey

Being that I am fairly conscious of my carbon footprint, I decided that it was only right to re-work vintage to fit my lifestyle and the demands of a growing movement. I try to eat organic, buy local food when possible, recycle and be thrifty. Name: Sara Bradstreet Shop Name: Broad Street Shop Link: www.broadstreet.etsy.com Blog: www.broadsinthestreets. blogspot.com Location: Chicago Ships To: Everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

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Initiating Sustainability In Your Community

Environmental News Network

A UNESCO module stated that sustainability is to be attained at the local level and the community if it were to really make a difference. In your yard or porch, offer local products to your neighbors. Buy Local. Invite friends in your community to visit a local market. Show them how convenient it is to go there and how local farmers and producers benefit from each purchase. By: Guest Contributor, Jona Jone.

OK, now what?

Eco_Living

How am I going to cut my carbon footprint by 10%? Well first off, I'm going to finish measuring my carbon footprint using the Carbon Detox method - a project abandoned three quarters of the way through. At that point my calculated footprint was 18% lower than the UK average and I was assuming my general shopping was average, which it isn't, so I need to some more research and analysis. Tags: carbon footprint 10:10 So I've signed up to 10:10.

Lazy People Can Change the World Too

Eco Friendly Daily

You can reduce your carbon footprint simply by turning a knob and using cold water for all of you washes. Purchase Local Fruits & Veggies. Does it make sense to purchase an apple that has traveled almost 2,000 miles when you can buy one that has only traveled less than 100? By buying local fruits and vegetables your educe the greenhouse gas emissions that result from transporting non-local foods.

Abu Dhabi School Sprouts Green Paper Bag Boy

Green Prophet

He spent World Environment Day at nearby Khalidiyah Mall with a team of green-minded friends, encouraging shoppers to buy locally grown produce, reduce food waste and recycle leftovers. We should also understand why we should consume more locally produced food.”. Do not waste food”, “Think Organic”, and “Eat locally produced organic vegetables” in Arabic and English. “I

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Farmer's Market Fun

Green Earth Journey

But I think being green minded and eco-conscious requires us to find local food sources and to support local growers. A thriving local economy is one of the first defenses against the excess and pollution of global corporate culture. When purchasing from local farmers at the market, I am not purchasing anything packaged or processed, so there is no trash to recycle, and the organically and sustainably grown goods have offset their own carbon footprint.

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Abby’s Blog: We Add Up

Green Life Smart Life

On the back of each shirt is a word or phrase that describes an action almost anyone can take to reduce their carbon footprint – the contribution their lifestyle makes to greenhouse gases – such as, Unplug, Lights Off, Carpool, Hybrid, Bike, Buy Local, and 27 others. My mom has Local and an Organic, my dad has Shower Together, but our kids tees say: No one can do everything.

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Helping Your Pet Go Green

Eco Friendly Daily

A few changes can reduce your pet’s carbon footprint. Buy only recycled or biodegradable products. Buy local. You can take this to the next step by buying locally-made products for your pet. Rather than the imported bed, you can choose one that a local crafts person has fashioned. The good choices you make for yourself can extend to your pet’s care.

5 Ways You Can Participate in Earth Day 2009

Green (Living) Review

This simple step can reduce your carbon footprint by 450 pounds per year. Find more at the Arbor Day Foundation’s web site: [link] Celebrate Earth Day locally. Go to Earth Day’s web site to find what’s happening in your town: [link] Buy local, organic food. When you calculate one gallon of gas creates 20 pounds of carbon dioxide you can see how much damage produce can do – and that’s for US-grown food.

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It's. Energy Awareness Week!

Eco_Living

Good stuff, although I'm a little baffled about the difference between Women's Day and Men's Day - do the sexes have wildly different carbon footprints? Tags: insulation carbon footprint cycling holiday food energy awareness week After shamefully letting Green Blog Day pass me by last Monday, I'm determined to try to keep abreast of all these days, weeks, millenia etc of environmental action.

Ban the bag? Catch a Grip!

Eco_Living

of our carbon footprint (less if you're as rich as Mr Jones and spend your life jetting around the world). What's in them is far more important - our grocery shopping accounts for between 20% and 33% of our footprint , depending on how you count it. If you want to make a difference you need to: Buy local & organic food from local shops , or better still, grow your own. Tags: plastic bags carbon footprint energy food

How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?

Greentumble

Changes to global weather patterns and ocean currents mean that the effects will be localized, often disproportionately affecting the most sensitive habitats. As a result of climate change, the parasite has extended its range by around 483 kilometers (300 miles), from Chesapeake Bay to Maine, creating problems for local fisheries which rely on oysters for their livelihoods. #5 We often consider climate change in terms of.

3000 Foot Downdraft Energy Tower Planned by Israeli Professors on Mexico-US Border

Green Prophet

Of course there must be careful planning of water usage, environmental impact, distance from energy consumers, cradle-to cradle carbon footprint. Solar energy , reusable grocery bags and buying local will no longer seem like such far-out lunatic ideas. Can the Energy Tower slated for US Mexico border create clean power and mitigate climate change? If Americans put Man on the moon, why not, argues Brian.

What Does the Science Really Say about Organics?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Most grocery stores carry at least a few kinds of organic foods, and there are a surprising number of organic clothing labels and other products appearing in the market all of which you can buy in places ranging from Target to Whole Foods. Parallel with this growth comes the question of whether or not buying organic is “worth it.” But when organic agriculture began, it focused on local organics on small farms.

Veganism is sustainable living in action, so let’s take it a few steps further

Eccorazzi

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone drone on and on to me about the carbon footprint of a box of pasta while ignoring the laundry list of problems that come with their burger or milkshake. It’s led me to consider ways in which I can “walk the walk” of sustainability apart from just being a vegan, and using my local recycling program. A visit to your local vintage store! Taking advantage of buying local.

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Why travel green: 3 good reasons

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Finally, do eat local. Local food is best for you because it’s at its freshest and most healthful (and carbon-emitting fossil fuels have not been expended to carry it thousands of miles to your plate). Reason #3: It’s best for local green businesses.

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How a Community-Based Food System works.

The Green Changemakers

Grass-fed livestock has a smaller carbon footprint and leaves grain for humans to eat. Homegrown seed keeps old strains alive, produces new varieties adapted to local conditions. No-till farming reduces soil loss and sequesters carbon. used no-till, crop rotation and cover crops, they''d sequester 300 million tons of carbon a year. top Regional Processing: Local cooperatives can replace giant corporate processors for frozen and canned foods.

Eco Enthusiast or Skint Sceptic? What is Your ‘Eco’ Identity?

Green (Living) Review

From clothes and food to pensions and investments, environmental and ethical credentials are always taken into consideration and they are happy to pay premium prices to ensure that they buy the best available products. to their environmentally friendly cleaning products, every item that they buy has been actively sourced and selected to make sure it meets up to their high standards.

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How a Community Food System Works

The Green Changemakers

Grass-fed livestock has a smaller carbon footprint and leaves grain for humans to eat. Homegrown seed keeps old strains alive, produces new varieties adapted to local conditions. No-till farming reduces soil loss and sequesters carbon. used no-till, crop rotation and cover crops, they'd sequester 300 million tons of carbon a year. top Regional Processing: Local cooperatives can replace giant corporate processors for frozen and canned foods.

Heroines for the Planet: Holistic Nutritionist to the Stars Kimberly Snyder

Eco Chic

Being able to experience first-hand the indigenous health practices of diverse, local communities was invaluable and totally eye-opening. There isn’t a separation of the consciousness with which you would buy organic food for instance, which is better for the soil, the earth and your body, and the way you would be kind and compassionate for all those who you come into contact with, as we are all part of the same universal spirit.

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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. 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. Count Your Carbon Want to keep up with the Joneses?

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Meal Plan: Resources for Teaching and Learning about Food

The Green Changemakers

Restaurants are partnering with local farms. Local food in schools. For more inspiration on local food movements, 8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement suggests actions—invite friends for a local-foods potluck, eat mostly plants, swap seeds—that you and your students can do on your own or together, starting today. Classroom Tools Everybody Eats: Community Food Poster What’s the fuss about growing food and eating locally?

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How to Go Green: In the Community

The Green Changemakers

More and more people are looking at ways to reduce their ecological footprint: driving less, eating less meat, wearing sustainable fashions. By getting involved in our communities, by talking to our neighbors, by supporting local groups, and by re-imagining where we live, we can green not only our own lifestyles, but our streets, neighborhoods, towns, cities and, ultimately, our societies. If you bike to work, compost, or buy organic, tell people why.

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Is Local Food Better?

The Green Changemakers

Editor's note from World Watch Institute : The local-food movement has been gaining momentum in developed countries, and in many developing countries as well, in recent years; in the United States alone, sales of locally grown foods, worth about $4 billion in 2002, could reach as much as $7 billion by 2011. By contrast, locally sourced food traveled an average of just 44.6 In light of such contrasts, the admonition to "eat local" just seems like common sense.

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