Carbon Footprint – Summer Travel

Green Home Blog

Carbon Footprint – Summer Travel. For the remainder of the summer why not re-adjust your carbon footprint summer travel plans. kg of carbon per passenger mile. kg of carbon per passenger mile for car transport and 0.48 kg of carbon per passenger mile for air travel. Amtrak is a huge proponent of carbon footprint reduction implementing electric trains (The Acela) and regenerative braking technology.

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. What Is a Carbon Footprint? The term carbon footprint refers to the amount of greenhouse gas released by a person or community. There are a number of website that allow you to estimate your personal carbon footprint.

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Low Carbon Footprint Self-Employment Ideas

Green Prophet

To help inspire you, here are some low carbon footprint self-employment ideas to consider. You won’t need much capital to start trading, which can be conducted entirely via an energy efficient laptop or mobile. Buy Nothing Days every day. Except for maybe a bike.

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. What Is a Carbon Footprint? The term carbon footprint refers to the amount of greenhouse gas released by a person or community. There are a number of website that allow you to estimate your personal 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. It’s been a couple of years since Qatar was awarded the ‘largest carbon footprint in the world ‘ title (relative to the size of its population), but it appears little has changed since then. Denmark and the US were the fourth and fifth rank, respectively, in terms of the size of their carbon footprint per capita.

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. Choose energy efficient appliances.

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. Replace single-glazed windows with energy-efficient windows: 121. Replace ten 75-watt incandescent bulbs with 25-watt energy-efficient lights: 36. Replace old refrigerator with energy-efficient model: 19.

Cheap and Green Ideas Around the Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Nearly half of all home energy usage is wasted. These simple habit changes can save energy, reduce your carbon footprint, and save you money. carbon footprint easy green living tip energy efficient lighting green home audit saving energy saving money energy audit energy usage go green save money green lifestyle save energy save money

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Tips for an Energy-Conscious Holiday Season in the Kitchen

Living Green & Saving Energy

This year consider paying tribute to the energy sources we need to make it all come together. From microwaves to refrigerators, and even garage door openers, there are energy-efficient varieties of everything. carbon footprint easy green living tip green living saving energy saving money cooking dishwasher energy efficient energy efficient kitchen holiday cooking how to go green oven save energy save money save water stovetop tips

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Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity CollegeYou thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet!

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Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity CollegeYou thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet!

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Make Your Holiday Lighting Displays Festive and Budget Friendly

Living Green & Saving Energy

There is plenty of energy to power your holiday displays this year, and your lights will twinkle in the front yard more than ever. carbon footprint easy green living tip energy efficient lighting Green News green technology saving energy saving money go green save money going green Green living holiday lights LED lights safety tips save energy

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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.

Energy Efficient Living

Green Living Ideas

As the cost of energy continues to rise and budgets become less and less flexible, everyone is realizing the connection between living e a greener, more energy efficient life and cost savings. There are so many ways to create an energy saving house –here are some of our favorite, easy tweaks that make a BIG difference! The dryer and the refrigerator use up the bulk of home energy usage, but both can be made more efficient easily.

Energy Efficient Living

Green Living Ideas

As the cost of energy continues to rise and budgets become less and less flexible, everyone is realizing the connection between living e a greener, more energy efficient life and cost savings. There are so many ways to create an energy saving house –here are some of our favorite, easy tweaks that make a BIG difference! The dryer and the refrigerator use up the bulk of home energy usage, but both can be made more efficient easily.

Energy-Efficient Refrigerating

Eco Friendly Daily

After monster energy wasters like air conditioning and heating, your refrigerator is probably the biggest contributor to your energy bill. Keeping your fridge running efficiently will cut your monthly energy costs and greatly decrease your carbon footprint. A full freezer uses less energy than an empty one. A dust-free condenser is an efficient one.

Modernize Your Home With These 3 Energy Efficient Upgrades

Eco Chic

Across the world people are increasingly embracing energy efficient retrofits that significantly lower financial costs while preserving valuable resources that would otherwise be wasted. Read on to discover three of the most popular ways you can modernize your home to become as energy efficient as possible. These upgrades will minimize your carbon footprint and make your home a healthier and happier environment. Energy Efficient Heaters.

6 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Living Green & Saving Energy

Whether you’re looking for small-budget upgrades or total home transformations, there are many methods to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your monthly energy bill. Here are six ways to bring you closer toward your goal of energy savings — Small Details Smart Thermostat The biggest problem with your thermostat is that it has no […]. green home saving energy eco-friendly home energy efficiency

Stunning Resort In Abu Dhabi Desert Will Celebrate Bedouin Architecture

Green Prophet

And we love that the designers have planned to use local materials , water-sparing indigenous flora, and smart design that will make this resort energy efficient. In that sense, the 70 hectare resort will be energy efficient and definitely takes important strides towards sustainability.

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7 Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Fridge And Freezer

Green Living Ideas

. Refrigerators and freezers represent one of the best opportunities in your home to achieve both energy and money savings. So to help you start saving energy and money around your home we’ve come up with the following energy efficiency tips for your fridge and freezer: Energy efficiency tips for your fridge and freezer. Your fridge and freezer will use a lot of energy to replace all the cold air that flows out every time someone opens the door.

Sussex-based Vent-Axia Wins Industry Award for Energy Efficient Heat Recovery

Green (Living) Review

Sussex-based Vent-Axia , a leader in low carbon technology, is celebrating winning the Air Movement Product of Year category in this year’s prestigious H&V News Awards. Scooping the industry award for its revolutionary Lo-Carbon Tempra , the company received the accolade at an awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Central to the Tempra’s compact footprint required to fit in a 100mm diameter hole is its double wheel motorised impellers.

Plastic vs. Paper: Which is the Eco-Friendly Choice?

Green Living Consulting

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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. In spite of our small contribution (a fraction even) to global emissions, the United Arab Emirates is at the lead of emissions per capita , generating more than five times the amount of carbon per capita than the global average.

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Are Women The Globe’s Green Giants?

Green Prophet

They recycle more and have greater interest in energy efficient appliances, according to OECD surveys. Carnegie Mellon University researcher say the average carbon footprint for a single American man is 32 tons annually, compared with 30 tons for his female counterpart, mainly due to driving habits. Business & Politics Climate carbon footprint going green Israel meat eating OECD organic food recycling Turkey

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

Conservancy Talk

Can we have a future where people get the food, energy, and economic growth they need without sacrificing nature? And we’re doing everything we can to sustain Ohio’s renewable energy standards, which are key for climate progress. Specifically, we asked that lofty question I mentioned earlier: Between now and 2050, can we really have it all—a future where people get the food, energy, and economic growth they need without sacrificing nature?

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Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. Solar panels power one-third of their energy in the summer and they use an automatic electric light shut down system when natural light is sufficient. It is completely powered by bio-mass, renewable energy and runs its own pretreatment water facility so as not to tap into the local municipal supply.

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One Brit's Carbon Footprint

Eco_Living

Digging a little further into Chris Goodall's book , here is my best shot at a graphical representation of the average Brit's carbon footprint. Tags: carbon footprint

Hi Brett. Amrit here. I just read this article in the New Yorker, which is saying basically that hybrid vehicles won't help our environment at all. In fact, they will do the opposite. That the more energy efficient we make things, the increase in demand will more than offset the energy savings. What do you think? [link]

Blue Earth

Owen is right on the economic equation that typically efficiency = lower prices = increased demand. I like the fact that we have all these different ways to consume/produce energy. Drivers buy hybrids not so much for economic efficiency (because the higher capital cost hardly covers the savings in operating costs) but for personal reasons. Maybe they have a personal goal about reducing their carbon footprint. Hi Amrit, Great question.

Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green

Green Home Blog

Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green. Label Look – Purchase products with the following labels to help reduce your carbon footprint: Design for the Environment – U.S. Energy Star. Holiday Lights – Energy efficient holiday lights are essential. Keep your holiday energy efficient and as green as you can so come January you can work on your list of resolutions or leftovers or both.

Energy Saving Tips For Laundry Day

Green Furniture Home Design

The best part about it is that by lessening our carbon footprint, we can save money as well as energy. Because by lowering our energy consumption , we lessen our bills, bit by bit. One of the easiest ways to lower energy consumption in the home is by finding new ways to save energy on laundry day. Aside from heating and cooling costs, the energy used in doing laundry is some of the highest in the home.

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Survey Finds Pet Owners Live the Green Life

Eco Friendly Daily

Two-thirds of participants use low energy light bulbs, while 43 percent used energy-efficient appliances. Your pet can provide you with other ways to reduce your carbon footprint and live the green life. Green Tips carbon footprint recycling Perhaps it’s because you are outside with your dog more often. It’s hard not to notice the litter when you’re walking Fido.

Reducing Electricity Use in Your Home

Green Furniture Home Design

Reducing electricity consumption can also help shrink your carbon footprint and make your home a more eco-friendly place. Either way, we can reduce our electricity use by being able to control our lights from afar, whether simply to turn them off or to make the home appear occupied in the most efficient manner. Use Energy-Efficient Bulbs. Ultimately, from both an environmental and cost perspective, energy-efficient bulbs are well worth the effort.

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Foster & Partners Finish Gorgeous Green Building In Morocco

Green Prophet

By incorporating several energy-saving and passive design elements, the firm has kept the building’s carbon footprint to a minimum, while relying extensively on local materials, craftsmanship, and design.

Sourcing Green, U.S. Companies at the Top of Their Green Game

Green Home Blog

As a result, their carbon footprint is large in spite of their best efforts. Nividia, which completes the above conversation by offering GPUs, the world’s most energy-efficient computer processors, and simultaneously diverts 85 percent of its electronic waste from landfills to recycling and composting facilities. Heavily vested in solar energy across its supply chain, Staples is all about the office.

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Green Senior, Green Soldier

Green Home Blog

It not only creates a unique support system but also cuts back on each resident’s carbon footprint. Filling a four or five bedroom home rather than living on one’s own reduces considerable energy use. If outside care is needed it too can also be used efficiently rather than care workers needing to travel to singular locations. Filed under: Green Living Tagged: ecofriendly , ENERGY EFFICIENT , SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS. Green Senior, Green Soldier.

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Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. Solar panels power one-third of their energy in the summer and they use an automatic electric light shut down system when natural light is sufficient. It is completely powered by bio-mass, renewable energy and runs its own pretreatment water facility so as not to tap into the local municipal supply.

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Video Games Could Save the Environment

Green Home Blog

Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, in 1958. The one thing that video games can do (though few developers have taken this tack) is teach a younger generation how to solve the world’s current energy and environmental issues. It also provides for some relatively polluting energy sources via oil-burning power plants which are monitored both short- and long-term with an eye to weighing air pollution against productivity.

The Lifecycle of an Aluminum Can

Green Home Blog

On top of that, recycled aluminum uses 95 percent less energy to produce, and is responsible for 95 percent fewer emissions than newly manufactured aluminum, which means that, with every lifecycle, aluminum improves on its own carbon footprint (don’t you wish humans could do the same?) This means that a single recycled can is equivalent to the energy needed (and the GHGs produced) when you run your television for three full hours. The Lifecycle of an Aluminum Can.

120 Dubai Buildings Latch On To Energy Saving Cloud Tech Every Day

Green Prophet

In order to reduce their energy consumption, hundreds of buildings are being connected to Pacific Control Systems’ M2M technology. Over one hundred buildings in Dubai are latching on to Pacific Control Systems’ machine-to-machine energy efficiency technology every day.

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Energy Saving Christmas Tips

Green Furniture Home Design

Below are some very simple ways to reduce your energy use, bills and overall carbon footprint. The best way to reduce your carbon footprint over the holiday season is to decorate with fiber optic lights, even more so than energy-efficient light bulbs. Fiber optics only require one light source that is illuminated down the cables, drastically reducing energy needed compared to multiple bulbs each requiring current.

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Ways to go GREEN in College

Green Home Blog

Green energy: Renewable energy sources like small solar panels and wind turbines can be easily installed on college campuses. When possible, riding a bike to college is also a great form of exercise and reduction of one’s carbon footprint. They promise the only sustainable method of energy conservation and resources for our future. Ways to go GREEN in College.

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Four Home Energy Inefficiencies You Can Remedy This Weekend for $100 or Less

Green Living Ideas

Turning a standard home into a pillar of energy efficiency is often thought to be an expensive and time-consuming process, but this doesn’t have to be the case. In particular, there are four quick and cost-effective ways to green a home and begin saving immediately on energy costs and the household’s overall carbon footprint. Example of an energy efficient home. Remove Energy Inefficiencies While Saving Money.

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Sustainable Architecture Saudi Style: King Abdullah Financial District

Green Prophet

Even though all kinds of alternative energy and passive design techniques have been incorporated into its design, this 3,300,000 sq m mixed use center is audacious, expensive, and about as glitzy as it gets. The various retail, financial, residential, and cultural facilities will have green roofs that provide insulation and smart lighting solutions that will further ensure that energy use is kept to a minimum.

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