Save Water, Save The Planet

Green (Living) Review

By taking small steps to conserve water, you can help the planet in big ways. According to the April issue of National Geographic, Americans use about 100 gallons of water at home each day, compared to millions of the world's poorest who subsist on fewer than five gallons of water per day, per person; 46% of people on earth don't have water piped to their homes; women in developing countries walk an average of 3.7 The EPA declares that an estimated 4.8

The “Edible Gardens” that will help Restore our Planet’s Ecosystem. {Infographic}

Elephant Journal

You can think of them as edible gardens constructed out of perennial woody crops (fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, fruiting vines) in the form of a forest. Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness ecosystem edible garden elephant magazine environment environmental footprint environmental impact food forest green regenerative agriculture save the planet

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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.

How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter

Greentumble

In a 2008 study sponsored by the New York Times, it was found that two-thirds of electricity used by United States consumers was wasted [1]. Other countries waste less, but even in the most energy-efficient locales like Scandinavia and Japan there is still plenty of fat to be trimmed.

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World Wildlife Fund Announces Earth Hour 2012

Green (Living) Review

Going Beyond the Hour, Daring the World to Save the Planet WASHINGTON, D.C., From New York City’s Times Square to the Las Vegas Strip, and from the country’s tallest building to Girl Scout Troop 1174, at 8:30 p.m.

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Ecological Footprinting Part 1

Eco_Living

These villages, towns and cities were surrounded by a hinterland – the area required for all the crops, livestock, hunting and gathering needed to support the settlement. Today our hinterland is truly global - all around the world there are patches of land providing for our wants and needs. The ecological footprint concept expands on the idea of a hinterland to estimate our environmental impact.

A New Diet for the Planet?

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. This week, I was asked an interesting question as part of the Q&A session following a talk I gave at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in California. There is also a role for the private sector.

VIDEO CONFERENCING ERUPTION SUSTAINS AS VOLCANO COOLS

Green (Living) Review

A massive upsurge in client enquiries was predictably triggered by the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which grounded international flights. However, now that the ash is settled and planes are flying as normal, a higher than usual level of client interest in videoconferencing has been sustained. Eyenetwork received a 300% boost in videoconferencing enquiries as soon as the volcano kyboshed flights. Reports suggest that the grounding of flights saved an estimated 2.8

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Can electric vehicles overtake competing green car technologies?

The Green Changemakers

by Adam Vaughan 25/02/2009 Everyone from Gordon Brown to Greenpeace backs electric cars as a climate panacea, but are there negative impacts we're missing in the rush to electrification, asks Adam Vaughan The tale of why the Eden Project created an eco car show has lessons for sustainable transport across the UK. The show was a success, attracting more than 46,000 visitors in its first year. Gus’s experience is a microcosm of the UK.

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How to do your bit for the planet

The Green Changemakers

Most of us accept the need for a more sustainable way to live, by reducing carbon emissions, developing renewable technology and increasing energy efficiency. But are these efforts to save the planet enough? A growing band of experts argue that personal carbon virtue and collective environmentalism are futile as long as our economic system is built on the assumption of growth, and if we are serious about saving earth, we must re-structure our economy.

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First Do No Harm

The Green Changemakers

By Stephanie Kaza When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. Environmentalist Stephanie Kaza invites us to consider how Buddhist principles can help us nurse the planet back to health. Sometimes it seems like Buddhism doesn’t have much relevance to environmental problems. I think about these things much of the time, trying to find my way in a world of plummeting ecosystem health. I usually reply, “What do you care about the most?”

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