Reducing Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

Living Green & Saving Energy

Did you know that your home has a carbon footprint? Appliances, water consumption, heating, cooling and electricity usage are just a few of the ways it contributes to its carbon footprint. green home green home audit saving energy saving money energy saving home Home Carbon FootprintReducing or modifying your home’s reliance on fossil fuels will not only be beneficial to the environment, but also reduces your utility bills, saving […].

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. Amtrak is a huge proponent of carbon footprint reduction implementing electric trains (The Acela) and regenerative braking technology. An automobile carbon footprint is approximately 72% smaller than flying from city to city. Your carbon footprint can be considerably offset when choosing many available eco-friendly hotels.

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Tips to Shrink Your Business’ Carbon Footprint

Living Green & Saving Energy

In addition to increased productivity, reducing your carbon footprint can help reduce your costs and overall expenses. Companies that go green are also more productive, according to researchers from UCLA and the University of Paris-Dauphine. According to the EPA, companies worldwide have saved millions simply by upgrading their air conditioning chiller installations. Going green doesn’t […].

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. A water footprint, the new kid on the block, is pretty much the same in terms of average monthly or yearly use. What is your water footprint?

How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Living Green & Saving Energy

The best way To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint depends on where you live. Here is now to figure out the carbon footprint reduction plan that is best for you. Green News carbon footprint calculation Green living how to go green How To Reduce Your 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. 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?

The carbon footprint of food

Green Living Tips

string, but here's some details on the carbon footprint of food items and a. HTML clipboardWhat are the carbon dioxide emissions associated with a pound of chicken? 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

SMALL FOOTPRINT GARDENING

Green (Living) Review

Small-Scale Gardening How will my blog, Small Footprint Gardening, mesh with GRIT Magazine and the rural lifestyle? After all, you’re more than likely on a few acres and don’t really need small-scale gardening methods. I hear you, but hear my out. Even though you may have extra space , do you have a lot of extra time ? Probably not! So why not give yourself a well-deserved break and take advantage of an easy small-space gardening method for your personal garden?

Our Food’s Footprint.

Elephant Journal

Our Food’s Footprint We seldom think of the water footprint of our food, at least I don’t, but an interesting graph I recently saw really opened my eyes. Water footprint is important because often it is the case that land is not allocated for growing with this consideration in mind. For example, the food with […].

Measure Your Ecological Footprint

Green Prophet

Let’s start with your ecological footprint and biocapacity. Ecological footprint and Biocapacity: The Ecological Footprint measures how much land and water area a human population requires to produce the resource it consumes and to absorb its carbon dioxide emissions. A really great interactive map visually tracks the Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity for each country through time. Lifestyle & Culture ecological footprint

Water Footprint

Green Earth Journey

THIS graph is excellent! Take a look

Sweating Off a Bicycle’s Carbon Footprint

Wend Magazine

How Big is Your Plastic Footprint? File this one under ‘things it’s easy to forget about.’ ’ There was a great article on Slate last week in which writer Brian Palmer asked and answered a pretty interesting question: how far does one have to ride on a bicycle to cancel out the carbon that went in to making it?

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”. The concept name of the carbon footprint originates from ecological footprint discussion.

How Big is Your Plastic Footprint?

Wend Magazine

So wouldn’t it be great if, just like carbon, we could measure our plastic footprints? I probably don’t even need to say it, but: one-use plastics suck. Thanks to our disposable culture , we’re not only filling our landfills with the synthetic products, basically made to never disappear completely, but also our waterways and oceans, and pretty much everywhere else. Thankfully, it isn’t just the environmentally-conscious complaining about it anymore.

Thinking of #vanlife to lower your carbon footprint?

Green Prophet

The post Thinking of #vanlife to lower your carbon footprint? The majority of UK road traffic is made up of cars, but that’s only part of the story. An increasing reliance on home delivery and a greater need for services has increased the number of vans on the road.

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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?

WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints

Green Home Blog

WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints. 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! More important, you have just shrunk your carbon footprint by 30 percent (or more, if you never fly for business).

Study: Vegans Have the Lowest Daily Carbon Footprint

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Just another reason to go vegan: new research shows a direct correlation between eating more plants and reducing your carbon footprint. The study, published in the journal ‘Climatic Change,’ analyzed the diets Read More The post Study: Vegans Have the Lowest Daily Carbon Footprint appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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. Reduce your Food Footprint Eat more local, organic, in-season foods. Reduce your Goods and Services Footprint Buy less!

Modeling Pollution’s Footprint on Coral Reefs

Nature Conservancy - Science

Researchers from Griffith University and The Nature Conservancy developed a new model to estimate the areal footprint of diffuse threats, like logging pollution, on ecological communities. Fish & Fisheries Asia Pacific Coral Reefs Fisheries

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Reducing your ENVIRONMENTAL footprint

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people refer to it as the “carbon” footprint but I like to take it a little step further an talk about the environmental footprint rather. There are a great number of on-line calculators now where you can feed your energy bills, gasoline usage, and such like, in – and out pops your supposed CO2 footprint.

3-D print your makeup for a gorgeous carbon footprint!

Green Prophet

Design Lifestyle 3D printing carbon footprint The $55 billion beauty industry may have been dealt a fatal blow by a brainy Harvard Business School beauty! Inventor Grace Choi has come up with a way to circumvent pricey cosmetics counters with a point-and-click process in your own home or office. Choi lets you turn any phone, camera or computer into your own personal beauty store!

The environmental footprint of recycled products

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Unless recycled products are made in our own respective countries from recyclables that are also collected there and processed there the environmental footprint of the operation and thus that of the products will be a rather large one and will not be that green an option at all. It leaves a huge environmental footprint, however.

Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints

Green Home Blog

Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints. The phrase “take only pictures, leave only footprints” is meant to embody this idea of enjoying the outdoors while minimizing your environmental impact, but what does that saying really mean? Camp Green! Whether you’re camping in the woods, swimming in the ocean, or just hanging out at your local park, appreciating the great outdoors is one of the best parts of living green.

Footprints Beachside Recovery Center: Your Answer to Addiction 

Hug a Tree with Me

Footprints Beachside Recovery Center located in Treasure Island, FL was born out of tragedy. Given a second chance in live, he decided to open Footprints to help save the lives of those struggling with alcohol or drug addition. Footprints rehab programs features serenity, tranquility and gentle reclaiming ; their program includes psychotherapy, family therapy, trauma therapy, massage therapy, expressive arts therapy, yoga as healing, recreational activities and gentle detoxing.

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. The Ecological Footprint had utility in its day,” says Kareiva. “It Read the PLoS Biology article , the Global Footprint Network’s rebuttal , and the article authors’ counterrebuttal.).

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. 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

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.

How To Offset Your Printing Footprint

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From: StinkyInk.com. How To." Consumerism Go Green Natural Resources Sustainability Waste Management Conservation Tips

Urban Water Footprint: Extensive and Expensive

Nature Conservancy - Science

Another way to look at the scope of the urban water footprint: urban areas only cover around 2-4% of the Earth’s land surface, but the area upstream of their water sources, their water footprint, covers 41% of the Earth’s surface. The Salve Paccha Aquaduct, which transports water from Cayambe Coca to the city of Quito, runs through the páramos landscape at the foot of Ecuador’s Andean range. Photo credit: ©Bridget Besaw/TNC.

Quick tips in whistleblowing and hiding your digital footprint

Green Prophet

If you need to get the story out to editors here are tips to help you avoid leaving a digital footprint. It’s when you have something to lose, like your career or life that you wonder about the extent of your digital footprint. With cash it’s easy to buy a cell phone and a SIM card to communicate with others while avoiding building on your previous personal digital footprint. Telling the truth about environmental crimes can have consequences.

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Green Business Ideas to You Help You Reduce Your Carbon Footprints

Green Prophet

Therefore, countries from around the world have started taking initiatives to reduce the carbon footprints, because they are clearly anticipating a huge problem to our planet itself. In this post, we shall look at some of the green business ideas that can help in reducing the carbon footprints. The great thing about doing businesses online is that you will be helping in reducing carbon footprints to quite an extent.

How Your Weight Affects Your Carbon Footprint

Eco Friendly Daily

These minor choices mean you are contributing more to your carbon footprint than had you been fit. The average carbon footprint for Americans is just over 28 tons. You cannot eliminate your carbon footprint. Green Tips carbon footprint carbon footprint of e The health consequences of being overweight are well-documented. In subtler ways, it also affects your environmental impact. Even small choices leave some type of impression.

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 miles driven from 231 to 155 per week: 147. Replace single-glazed windows with energy-efficient windows: 121. Replace ten 75-watt incandescent bulbs with 25-watt energy-efficient lights: 36.

The Carbon Footprint of Eating Turkey

Eco Friendly Daily

A whopping 60% of this carbon footprint comes from the life cycle of the main dish: the turkey. Environment carbon footprint of eating meat carbon footprint of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a holiday that forces you to stop and think about what you’re grateful for. However, the savory dishes and decadent desserts often cloud the main theme of this celebration.

Coffees Carbon Footprint Is In Milk

Eccorazzi

Well, coffees carbon footprint is most strongly set by the milk stirred in to it. The ‘milk math’ Paramo Coffee did found that milk represents 60 to 70 percent of the carbon footprint of a cup of coffee that contains a few tablespoons of milk. When people talk about the relationship between coffee and the environment, they’re usually quick to jump on topics of non-recyclable coffee pods and paper waste.

The Sustainable Spoon: 3 Ways to Lower your Restaurant's Carbon Footprint

Hug a Tree with Me

The idea of sustainable living has been a hot topic for the last several years, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. In fact, it’s still an incredibly hot trend in Google. Especially in urban and suburban areas, people go nuts over trying to be more “green” in how they live. If you ask around, you’ll find that all sorts of folk, when given the opportunity, will choose specifically to contribute to sustainable practices.

NHL Commits to Wiping Out Its Carbon Footprint

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The National Hockey League will become the first professional sports league to wipe out its entire carbon footprint. The NHL announced last week that it’s partnering with Constellation Energy, an Read More The post NHL Commits to Wiping Out Its Carbon Footprint appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Sports Top News

My Carbon Footprint has Been Eliminated for the Day!

Green Earth Journey

The first 25 people who click here [link] will get their carbon footprint deleted for one day!! Brighter Planet is getting into the holiday spirit! Yesterday they launched the One Day Campaign.

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Measure Your Blue, Green and Grey Water Footprints

Green Prophet

Get in the know about blue, green and grey water footprints. Following the previous article on measuring your Ecological Footprint , here we will focus on the Water Footprint. This however also means that the Middle East is largely externalizing their water footprint, so this impacts the use and pollution of water in other countries. To get an overview of the per capita water footprint for each nation click here. Image via water footprint.

Wind’s Big Footprint: Clean Energy Still Needs Safeguards for Nature

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wind turbines are a vital part of a clean energy future, but we can we site them in a way that minimizes impacts to birds, bats and natural habitats? Energy Birds Climate Development Economics Grasslands

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. 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. I tried it and got a footprint of 9.88 I’ll show you my footprint if you’ll show me yours. The average footprint for people in Jordan is 3.07