What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

What Is Your Carbon Footprint? What Is a Carbon Footprint? The term carbon footprint refers to the amount of greenhouse gas released by a person or community. This means that each of us has our own carbon footprint – when you drive a car, turn on a light, or cook dinner you’re contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. It’s also possible to calculate the carbon footprint for particular countries or industries. How Can I Reduce My Carbon Footprint?

What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

What is YOUR Carbon Footprint? What Is a Carbon Footprint? The term carbon footprint refers to the amount of greenhouse gas released by a person or community. The majority of greenhouse gases come from burning fossil fuels like oil and coal, which means that each of us has our own carbon footprint – when you drive a car, turn on a light, or cook dinner you’re contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. How Can I Reduce My Carbon Footprint?

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10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably

Hug a Tree with Me

10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably: Insulate the home: Insulating the home can reduce your carbon footprint while also saving you money on your electricity bill. Green your laundry: The first thing that you should do is, update your washer and dryer to more energy efficient varieties.

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EnerAction: Lessons and Activities in Energy Conservation

The Green Changemakers

This expansive resource on energy conservation and efficiency meets learning outcomes for Grades 4 to 7. The student website and 11 lesson plans give you a range of ways to approach energy in the classroom. Then students design a poster of an energy transformation.

Clean Technologies For Cooling And Heating Your Home

Green Living Ideas

Today there are all sorts of different systems you can have installed in order to green your home and make it more energy and water efficient, but which ones give you the best bang for your buck? Both systems will drastically reduce your carbon footprint!

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Do You Know Your Electricity’s Pedigree?

Green Home Blog

This renewable component is largely wind energy, and hydroelectric energy with just a shadow of solar energy. Tagged: ecofriendly , ENERGY EFFICIENT , environmental products , going green. Save Energy ecofriendly ENERGY EFFICIENT environmental products going green

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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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Cosaf - Providing Low Carbon Evaporative Cooling

Hug a Tree with Me

We are constantly in contact with energy. In fact energy is a pivotal entity in our lives, we would in the dark without the stuff… literally! Energy is in our homes, our work spaces and in our play. We certainly rely a lot on energy.

JW Marriott Hong Kong: healthy green luxury

Green Traveler Guides

“Since then we’ve done many things to minimize our environmental footprint, particularly our energy and water use, and to provide a more comfortable and restful accommodations for our guests. That, of course, is now a given for any energy-efficient building.

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Nuclear Power – A Solution?

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite increased awareness about energy conservation and emissions reduction, there’s no decrease in society’s need for electricity. And this is at the heart of the UK’s recent resumption of their nuclear energy program. Every home could reduce its energy footprint.

One in five homeowners takes no measures to reduce energy consumption

Green (Living) Review

A new YouGov survey undertaken on behalf of the Heating Helpline indicates that the Government has a long way to go to convince homeowners to spend money on energy saving measures. 19 October 2010 – A new YouGov survey reveals that more than one in five (21%) of GB homeowners has not taken any energy saving measure in the last two years.

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The Water-Energy Connection

The Green Changemakers

[link] In the United States, generating power consumes 3 percent of our nation's water annually and 13 percent of the energy produced in this country each year is used to treat, transport and heat our water. Conserving water saves energy, and vice versa.

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Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

The Green Changemakers

Conserving water not only helps to preserve this irreplaceable natural resource, but also helps reduce the strain on urban wastewater management systems, saving money and energy. There are many, easy ways to conserve our water resources into the future.

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Sustainable Urban Development

The Green Changemakers

Research Creating a Regulatory Footprint for Healthy Community Design , Smart Growth Network Growing Smart , American Planning Association “ Positive Development: From Vicious Circles to Virtuous Cycles Through Built Environment Design.” Image credit: Mia Lehrer + Associates, Civitas, Inc.,

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Conserve energy, Cut carbon, Cash in

The Green Changemakers

[link] Before you look to carbon offsets and renewable energy, shrink your carbon footprint the old-fashioned way: turn off the lights! Energy conservation at home by switching off lights, unplugging electronics, and choosing energy efficient appliances is the simplest way to be a carbon conscious consumer. Home energy efficiency is a triple-win scenario. Whether your own or rent, it is easy to reduce how much energy you use—and pay for.

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Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

Mr José Lopez, International Conseil Energie Monday, June 29, 2009 Cities and Climate Change in Public Policy Moderator: Daniel Hoornweg, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank The French Case. Mrs Michelle Pappalardo, Commissaire Général au Développement Durable, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning The urbanizing of strategic components of the global environmental challenge.

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The Garden Of Simplicity

The Green Changemakers

Surveys show a distinct subpopulation -- conservatively estimated at 10 percent of the U.S. Commercial Simplicity: Simplicity means there is a rapidly growing market for healthy and sustainable products and services of all kinds -- from home-building materials and energy systems to foods. Ecological Simplicity: Simplicity means to choose ways of living that touch the Earth more lightly and that reduce our ecological footprint.

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