What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

What Is Your Carbon Footprint? This drastic change in our earth’s climate is caused by greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ), and ozone (O 3 ), that trap sunlight in the atmosphere and heat the earth below. Human activity over the last few decades is responsible for creating huge amounts of these gases, which is why reducing greenhouse gas emissions are such an important part of going green. What Is a Carbon Footprint?

The carbon footprint of food

Green Living Tips

HTML clipboardWhat are the carbon dioxide emissions associated with a pound of chicken? string, but here's some details on the carbon footprint of food items and a. cheeseburger? A quart of milk? It's a little like asking how long is a piece of. couple of points to consider when making food choices

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WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints

Green Home Blog

WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints. The important thing about used is that the item has already built its burden of carbon emissions. Another huge portion of that footprint goes into energy use in your home.

What is a carbon footprint?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A carbon footprint is “the total set of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event or product”. But measurement must then include more than just emissions.

What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

What is YOUR Carbon Footprint? This drastic change in our earth’s climate is caused by greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ), and ozone (O 3 ), that trap sunlight in the atmosphere and heat the earth below. Human activity over the last few decades is responsible for creating huge amounts of these gases, which is why reducing greenhouse gas emissions are such an important part of going green. What Is a Carbon Footprint?

Qatar (Still) Has the World’s Largest Carbon Footprint

Green Prophet

According to the World Wildlife Fund’s latest report, Qatar still has the world’s largest carbon footprint. According to the WWF Living Planet report, high-income countries have an ecological footprint on average five times higher than that of low-income nations. “We

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Green Earth Journey

There are many simple ways to reduce the footprint you leave on the planet. Learn how to reduce your footprint in each consumption category–carbon, food, housing, and goods and services—but don’t stop there. Reduce your Carbon Footprint Use cleaner transport Walk, bike, or take public transit whenever possible. Have your vehicle serviced regularly to keep the emission control systems operating at peak efficiency.

Carbon Footprints in the Garden

Green (Living) Review

The Environmental Footprint of Gardening and how to reduce it by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There has been a lot of discussion about carbon footprints – though I prefer to call it environmental footprint, for when we concentrate just on carbon we forget the other impact that we have on the Planet – in the news and elsewhere for some time already, but how does this relate to gardening? It is measured in units of carbon dioxide, hence the name carbon footprint.

Is NPR making a case for the Hunger Games to reduce our carbon footprint?

Environmental Economics

NPR asks the tricky question:  Should we think about not having kids to reduce carbon emissions ?    Here are some of the lifetime (80 year) carbon savings they report:  Increase car's fuel economy from 20 to 30 mpg: 148. Reduce number of children by one (with emissions fixed at 2005 per-capita values): 9,441.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with a Skeptic

Eco Friendly Daily

If there is a skeptic in your household, you can still find easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint and sell him to the idea. After all, the average American’s carbon footprint is less than 29 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 Eq.).

Run Your Carbon Footprint Against the World’s

Green Prophet

My feet are big, at US women’s size 10, but my footprint is enormous. Drop a teabag in a mug, add boiled water, and in the time it takes to brew, you can calculate your carbon weight. I tried it and got a footprint of 9.88 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Facebook Sets the Benchmark on Carbon Footprints


The carbon footprint can be measured by undertaking a GHG emissions assessment. Once the size of a carbon footprint is known, a strategy can be devised to reduce it, e.g. by energy saving, technological developments, better process and product management.

BookDifferent.com to publish carbon emissions for 593,000 hotels

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Several travel booking websites now call out eco-friendly lodgings, but in a world-first, not only is the Netherlands-based BookDifferent revealing which hotels have a valid green certification—they are also publishing nearly 600,000 hotels’ carbon emissions.

Otarian Serves Up Carbon Footprints With Its Menu

Green Living Ideas

Radhika Oswal, an Australian environmentalist and vegetarian, founded a [.] [ Otarian Serves Up Carbon Footprints With Its Menu from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Dining Out Food and Cuisine carbon emissions carbon footprint Otarian sustainable food Eating is something we all have to do, but as all earth-conscious people know, fast food restaurants are not the place to do it.

How do your chips stack onto the carbon footprint of gambling?

Green Prophet

Having continued to reduce its carbon emissions, waste, energy and water consumption, the Taj has become one of the most efficient and green (is it possible?) In fact, as well as focusing on the physical footprint it leaves on Dubai, the property is also socially sustainable.

Get Money For Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Eco Friendly Daily

You will be paid for reducing your carbon emissions. You can then put your carbon credits on the Celsias.com trading system and when someone buys them, you get paid. Sources: www.alternative-energy-news.info , Incentives to Reduce your Carbon Footprint, December 28, 2006.

Study: Carbon Footprint Comparisons In Publishing

Eco Friendly Daily

The study looked at the carbon footprint of publishing, particularly how books and other paper media compare to the newer electronic devices. The study found that the carbon emissions from an electronic device over its lifetime is generally offset during the first year of use.

Vegetarianism Cuts Your Dietary Carbon Footprint A Ridiculous Amount, Study Finds

Green (Living) Review

As the economic, political and personal costs of doing nothing to mitigate climate change skyrocket, there''s one lifestyle change that slashes dietary greenhouse gas emissions in half: Veganism. " A new report published in the journal Climatic Change compared greenhouse gas emissions attributable to more than 55,000 meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the U.K.

Your Carbon Footprint at the 2016 Green Festival

Green Living Ideas

The post Your Carbon Footprint at the 2016 Green Festival appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle carbon credit carbon neutral emissions food Gardening Green sustainability

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Guess Which Countries Rank the Highest in Energy Efficiency

Environmental News Network

Green Politics Green Technology Natural Resources Policy Sustainability Carbon Footprint Conservation Emissions energy From: JonesOil.

Case Study: We Measure One Family's Hajj Carbon Footprint (Part 1)

Green Prophet

If every year around 3 million people make the journey, what is their carbon footprint? In the first installation of a three-part feature, I will be totting up the carbon footprint of the Hussain family’s pilgrimage from the UK to Mecca. tonnes of carbon for their flights.

Coal Country Bank First to Report Carbon Footprint to Shareholders.

Mother Jones

Coal Country Bank First to Report Carbon Footprint to Shareholders. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support.

52 Ways To Lower Your Carbon Footprint In College

Green (Living) Review

Everything from recycling, to using a laptop, to breaking out a caulk gun can literally save tons of carbon emissions. To do it right, check out the below 52 ways to lower your carbon footprint in college. Automotive Ways To Lower Your Carbon Footprint In College Go beyond Hybrid driving to find out how to get the most out of your car and the least environmental impact. An incorrect grade can lead to higher emissions and poorer mileage.

The True Cost of Meat

Environmental News Network

Activism Consumerism Education Food Go Green Health Natural Resources Sustainability Carbon Footprint Farms Green Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tips From: Pounds to Pocket .

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Opportunity for ticketholders to neutralise their travel carbon footprint to London 2012

Green (Living) Review

LONDON 2012 SPECTATORS INVITED TO SET NEW CARBON OFFSET WORLD RECORD TEAM GB OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC HOPEFULS LEAD CALL FOR BRITONS TO NEUTRALISE THEIR TRAVEL CARBON FOOTPRINT TO THE GAMES In supporting the ambition for London 2012 to be the most sustainable Games possible, BP Target Neutral announced today that they are inviting London 2012 ticketholders, from across the world, to try and set a new world record for the most number of people offsetting their travel carbon to a single event.

Summer Tips to Save Money and Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Green Living Ideas

Summer Tips to Save Money and Reduce your Carbon Footprint. 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your CO2 Footprint. Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals. Tags: Eco Home Living Home Energy Usage carbon footprint CFLS clothesline reduce energy costs use less energy As summer approaches, it becomes far too easy to rely on air conditioners to keep you cool from the warmest days or in some areas the overbearing heat.

High Flyers’ Legroom Generates More Emissions

Green Prophet

Now the World Bank confirms their carbon footprint is about sevenfold that of the average airborne Joe. Global air travel spewed 689 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2012, according to the Air Transport Action Group.

Oil-Rich UAE Leads Emissions Accountability

Green Prophet

This is a hydrocarbon-based economy that – at first glance – should have no incentive to reduce their carbon footprint. ” This in turn will inform what policies and targets should be put in place in order to control future emissions.

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The Massive Carbon Footprint of Email Spam (And it’s meaty!)

Eco Friendly Daily

Email has a carbon footprint and spam is just that with another name. To give another perspective, it is equivalent to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from 3.1 grams of CO2 emission across its processing cycle.

What is Your Water Footprint?

Green Home Blog

What is Your Water Footprint? Most of us know what a carbon footprint is. That is, if you drive a car today to get to work, and have done so for the last year, your carbon footprint is unlikely to change until you retire. What is your water footprint?

New Caledonia’s Carbon Footprint will Rise to be Among the Worst per Capita


The letter, issued by CI and WWF advised that New Caledonia’s emissions will rise to 36.8 New Caledonia is on a path to be among the top contributors of CO 2 per capita per annum in the world, the New Caledonian Head of Government Harold Martin, was advised in a letter issued yesterday.

Energy Department Makes Big Investment in Carbon Reduction Projects

Environmental News Network

7 that it would invest $84 million in projects that help innovate carbon capture technologies and drive down the cost of these procedures for coal-fired power plants. But most existing power plants average around 1,600 pounds of carbon per megawatt hour.

Dubai Launches Arabic Carbon Calculator

Green Prophet

A carbon calculator in Arabic will help Dubai residents track everything from food, travel to energy consumption. The carbon emissions of Gulf nations in the Middle East are notoriously high. tonnes of carbon a year which is a world chart topping figure.

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Santa on a Camel in Qatar: are the Reindeers Protesting?

Green Prophet

Santa has the lowest carbon footprint of them all. Not big meat eaters, the production of which is a major cause of carbon emissions, reindeers (caribou) typically subsist on a diet of moss and leaves.

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12 minimalist ways to reduce your carbon footprint

The Green Changemakers

In celebration of the Copenhagen conference on climate change, I thought I'd share some ideas in minimalism that can help you reduce your personal carbon footprint. Pork and chicken are also big contributors to pollution and carbon emissions, compared to plants. A smaller home takes fewer resources to create, and requires less power, water, heat, and thus fewer emissions.

6 Secrets of Happiness (Living with Less Carbon) From the Green Sheikh

Green Prophet

Although the Middle East’s carbon emissions make up a fraction of the global average, the Green Sheikh urges readers to follow these 6 tips to reducing their carbon habit. Carbon emissions in our region have doubled in the last few decades.

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15 Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare in 2015

Green Living Ideas

Green Lifestyle carbon footprint carpool climate change greenhouse gas emissions sharing economy sustainable livingGet the most updated list of the 15 best apps for carsharing and ridesharing to green your commute. The post 15 Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare in 2015 appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference

Green Prophet

This month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) will be hosted by Qatar, the tiny peninsula nation in the Persian Gulf that holds the world record for per capita CO2 emissions. increase in carbon dioxide (CO2). Qatar has held the emissions world record for two decades.

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CO2 Emissions In MENA Double In 30 Years

Green Prophet

Over the last thirty years, carbon emissions in North Africa and the Middle East have doubled with citizens in the Gulf states producing up to 10 times the amount of CO2 as the average global citizen. High Carbon Emission In Gulf Don’t Reflect Rest Of MENA.

Formula One Is Going Green. Ish.

Green Prophet

There is some talk that the new stadiums will be deconstructed and used elsewhere, thereby reducing its environmental footprint. If the 3 mpg vehicle travels just 100,000 miles, its carbon footprint amounts to: 647,333 lbs CO2!

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New Science: Time to Step Away from the Ecological Footprint?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Kareiva and his coauthors argue that the most widely cited measure of global and national sustainability — the Ecological Footprint — has serious conceptual and scientific flaws that render it almost unusable for scientists, policymakers, resource managers and investors.

Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

The Act required tail pipe emissions to be reduced by 75% in just five years. When it comes to acting on climate, we need to keep our eye on the ball—and that ball is lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and biggest way. There are plenty of carbon footprint tools online.

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Cement Returns to Its Sustainable Roots

Green Prophet

Resultant emissions mean that making basic cement causes about 5 percent of all manmade carbon dioxide. Recent advances in chemical mix and production technologies are not only making concrete carbon-neutral , it’s actually achieving carbon-negativity.

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