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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Thinking of #vanlife to lower your carbon footprint?

Green Prophet

It’s also apparent that while carbon offsetting through initiatives like tree-planting can help, there only one part of the solution and much more needs to be done to reduce the emissions of the vans themselves for real improvement to be seen.

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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?

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. That is, a toy made of plastic has already been assembled from petroleum-based liquid plastic and machine-molded, packaged and shipped, and will never again have to incur a carbon footprint for these stages of its life cycle, which means you and your young one get off scot-free!

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.

The Carbon Footprint of Eating Turkey

Eco Friendly Daily

According to the University of Manchester in England, about 44 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions are produced from a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight people. A whopping 60% of this carbon footprint comes from the life cycle of the main dish: the turkey. Almost 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are associated with industrial agriculture method. Environment carbon footprint of eating meat carbon footprint of Thanksgiving

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.). greenhouse gas emissions were 6,821.8 While the skeptic in your house may not appreciate carbon dioxide equivalents, he can certainly appreciate cost savings.

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. A free and simple to use carbon calculator is available on the Carbon Footprint website that tabulates your carbon imprint in a matter of minutes, and benchmarks it against performances of your country, of industrial nations, and of the entire world. Carbon Footprint Ltd.

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.

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. Facebook has revealed the carbon footprint and energy use of its US data centers and has pledged to use 25 percent sustainable energy by 2015.

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. Green Travel News Xtras BookDifferent carbon emission of a hotel night carbon footprint of hotels

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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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.

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.

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.

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. This is the only peer-to-peer carbon credit trading system with no minimum trading volume and it is expected to be two times as big as the Google advertising market and grow over 10 times as fast. Sources: www.alternative-energy-news.info , Incentives to Reduce your Carbon Footprint, December 28, 2006.

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. On a daily basis this car park will be full and that means a huge amount of emissions heading into the local area on a daily basis. Lower Carbon Footprint.

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.

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. The purchase of just three electronic books per month for a period of four years equates to about 170 kilograms of carbon dioxide production.

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.

Coal Country Bank First to Report Carbon Footprint to Shareholders.

Mother Jones

Coal Country Bank First to Report Carbon Footprint to Shareholders. Shareholders at a host of corporations nationwide —including Exxon Mobil, fracking giant Nabors , and, incongruously, Dunkin Donuts—have climate-related resolutions on the table this year that aim to require companies to account to shareholders on everything from mountaintop removal to greenhouse gas emissions to renewable energy use. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.

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.

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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Does Eco-Friendly Travel Truly Exist?

Green Prophet

How can we reduce our carbon footprint while still exploring the great unknown? Walking does not require any carbon emissions, gasoline, or manufacturing. They’re also designed to be more fuel efficient and release fewer emissions as a result.

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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. That’s 2% of the world’s total emissions and 12% of all generated by transport. More passengers-per-plane equals lower per capita carbon emissions. No news that first-class passengers have deeper pockets than economy flyers.

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. The Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence (DCCE) will collect greenhouse emissions data for five of the seven United Arab Emirates by the end of 2013, The National reports. Dr. Rashid bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water told the paper that collecting this data will provide “a clear picture of the UAE’s emissions.”

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Aviation needs a moonshot: Geoffrey Lipman on greening emissions globally

Green Prophet

The high environmental footprint of air travel is something that most people are by now well aware of. GL: The World Travel & Tourism Council recently pledged that the industry will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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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 McAfee’s assertions as quoted in ComputerWeekly were not only an eye-opener to the absolute waste but also an interesting study as to how carbon footprint is measured from the smallest of human activity. 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. For those who don’t, this metric represents an individual’s total, lifecycle burden of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by driving a car, flying in an airplane, buying electricity from our local utility, and other CO2-producing activities. 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.

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.

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. tons per capita per annum in coming years, an increase of over 165% in less than ten years - since 2004 when this numbered 13.7

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. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new set of rules limiting the amount of carbon emissions allowed from new coal-fired power plants. Under these regulations power plants larger than 850 megawatts have to limit emissions to 1,100 pounds of carbon per megawatt hour.

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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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. The UAE has one of the largest carbon footprints per capita in the world and the average citizen in the Gulf produces between two to ten times more carbon than the average global citizen. tonnes of carbon a year which is a world chart topping figure.

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. Lifestyle & Culture camel milk camels carbon emissions carbon footprint Christianity Christmas Doha high desert temperatures SantaSanta takes a ride on a camel in Doha, Qatar, where it was recently announced the COP 18 talks will be held.

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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. But before I reveal the six secrets that can help people to reduce their carbon habit, is it not strange that we have to think about “How to consume wisely?&#

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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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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. Stratospheric emissions are likely due to high energy consumption by natural gas processing, water desalination , and electricity production to support ubiquitous air conditioning.

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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. According to recent study into the carbon emissions of the region over the last thirty years, the only direction that carbon emissions are going is up- and drastically. High Carbon Emission In Gulf Don’t Reflect Rest Of MENA.