Save the planet: Pick Louisville

Environmental Economics

The greenest path through the NCAA men’s basketball tournament may be one that’s painted red — as in University of Louisville Cardinal red. A Virginia-based consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, has calculated energy use from all the different tournament bracket combinations. And the one that takes Louisville to the championship game in Atlanta on April 8 produces the lowest carbon dioxide emissions for March Madness. a job for the carbon tax

How we can Save the Planet with Loving-Kindness: an Earth Day Meditation.

Elephant Journal

If you're hurting over the state of the planet and don't know where to begin, you can always begin with loving-kindness and this Earth Day-inspired meditation. All you need is a few minutes and perhaps a pen and paper, if you'd like to process the experience when you're done.

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James Cameron: Eating meat-free to save the planet

Green (Living) Review

Just eat less meat and dairy and your carbon footprint drops way down.” President Barack Obama visited Beijing last November, he and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a landmark joint agreement to fight the effects of climate change.

The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Green (Living) Review

The oil and gas industry claims that the 11 percent drop in reported U.S. carbon emissions between 2007 and 2013 was due primarily to the growth in fracking ( "When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal" ). Earth economy Planet

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

5 Free and Cheap Apps to Save the Planet

Green Prophet

We’ve written a book on how to write to save the planet. Here are 5 Apps I personally tested that can help make your life and the world a greener one and make your handheld engagement one that is for a good cause. CFL Light Bulb Savings Calculator.

For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

Conservancy Talk

This piece originally appeared in the Milken Institute’s “ The Power of Ideas 2015 : A Collection of Insights to Transform the Future.” Milken recently published the anthology — which contains remarks from 18 thought leaders — in advance of next week’s 18th annual Milken Institute Global Conference. Yet take a step back and it’s clear that we are at risk of winning many battles but losing the war. In the U.S.,

Doing This One Thing has a Massive Impact on Earth’s Health. {New Study!}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only awareness buddhism Buddhist carbon footprint change eco environment evolution family green healing life Lion's Roar meat mindfulness save the planet vegan vegetarianI firmly believe that to each their own. I don't want to tell anyone how or what to eat, and I don't want to deprive anyone of anything they need or enjoy.

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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

10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet

The Green Changemakers

It's a day when each of us is invited to take small, individual steps toward reducing our carbon footprints, limiting our waste, or restoring the environment. See how easy it is – and how fun – to do your part to save the planet? So screw the little things.

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Why a Plant-Based Diet Can Save the Planet (an Infographic)

Green Living Ideas

Sure, a plant-based diet can make us healthier, but do you know how much of an impact it can have on the planet? The post Why a Plant-Based Diet Can Save the Planet (an Infographic) appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Activism Food and Cuisine Green Lifestyle biodiversity carbon footprint global water crisis infographic plant-based diet recipes vegan

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.

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

Conservancy Talk

On November 21, 2017, President and CEO Mark Tercek gave the keynote speech at Lake Erie College’s annual Founders Day event in Painesville, Ohio. The environmental movement needs today’s students on our side. We need all hands on deck to address the big challenges we face.

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Who is the Greenest Person on the Planet?

Green Living Ideas

The digital media company 3rdWhale is hosting the Greenest Person on the Planet contest, which highlights individuals around the world that go to extraordinary lengths to green their lives and their communities. You can enter yourself, or nominate a friend, and the winner gets to [.] Who is the Greenest Person on the Planet? 5 Steps to Becoming the Greenest Firewood User.

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Stating the Green Case: Small Business Advantages

Green Home Blog

Hunter Lovins, author of “Climate Capitalism” and president of Natural Capitalism Solutions states that “You don’t have to believe in the problem to believe in the solution.” One example of a small business change that may end up saving money is the overuse of cardboard.

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Open Source and Open Design

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It all started, I guess, with computers, or better with software, from general programs, such as Open Office, The Gimp, Firefox, Thunderbird, etc., This includes the making of both free and open-source software (FOSS) as well as open-source hardware.

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter


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


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. hectares Average European’s footprint = 4.7

Going Green: How to Make Your Los Angeles Property More Eco-Friendly

Green Prophet

Would we be kinder to the planet? Many people from across the globe are becoming more aware of the environment we live in and what we can do to help save the planet. What if we all treated our homes like its own environment, a little biosphere.

How to design eco wedding card?

Green Prophet

Creating and sending out eco-friendly wedding cards is a great way to contribute to saving the planet as a couple. From the moment you begin shopping for wedding invitations, you can be mindful of the type of paper you get.

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World Fitness: How Do You Weigh In?

Green Prophet

A team of British researchers devised a calculator that weighs you against the world. Green Prophet’s brought you gizmos to calculate your carbon footprint , apps to save the planet , and techno-toys to play with global flooding.

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iPhone applications helping you Go Green

Green Life Smart Life

I personally am one of the many people who do, along with some of my friends. Some of the paid for apps I found are called Eco Footprint and GreenTips, they cost.99 Eco Footprint is a program that allows you to calculate your ecological footprint based on your eating and travel habits. Once you find out your ecological footprint you can then share the results with your friends through email or Facebook.

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Wallets from old baseball gloves


These gloves are changed by the players periodically to maintain safety and other related factors. Moreover, once discarded by the players, they generate more landfills and add to the negative effects on environment.

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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.

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What doesn’t want you to know about almond milk


Every day someone attempts to convince us that the dairy industry is still deserving of our blind support. But whether it’s the FAO’s World School Milk Day campaign to hook children on the white stuff or the Bloomberg report on dairy cooperatives killing cows more quickly to drive up the cost of sales, we are being bombarded with corruption that’s pretty hard to ignore. Even worse, it’s ravaging the planet.” I think the score is two-zero.

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Start the Year Off Right: Take Action on Climate Change Now

Conservancy Talk

Just before the end of 2017, I had the chance to speak to a group of college students about what they can do to act on climate change. The students of today will likely be the key to addressing the climate challenge. Second—get involved beyond the voting booth.

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10 Ways The Green Industry Can Benefit From Commercial Cleaning Trends

Green Prophet

For every office, every window, and every construction site, there are teams of trained individuals that are there to make the area aesthetically presentable as well as inspection ready. One industry that can benefit from the attention to detail and goal orientation is the “green” industry.

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I’ve trained Muslim clergy on how to be green. This is what I’ve learned

Green Prophet

The workshop was funded by Germany’s Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung based in Jordan. Here are my thoughts from the workshops which focused on sustainability and energy conservation issues. Poor education and poverty is the right habitat for extremism.

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Meet The Mexican Muslim Tree Huggers

Green Prophet

Beginning as a meeting once upon a time in Mexico, Trees Give Life is the co-effort of Arif Malik and performing artist Mohammed Yahya. Green Prophet talks to the organisation founders about why they are planting trees for religion. And what about the environment?

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How Green Are the Olympic Games?

Green Prophet

Going into the London Olympic games, Green Prophet covered issues affecting Arab athletes who planned to compete in the 26th modern Olympiad since the games were revived in Athens in 1896. Even in normal periods, London is one of the largest cities in the world with more than 8.27

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I’ve never met a person who is a vegan for environmental reasons


Compassion, improved health, clearer skin, disease management, and practicing the love you preach are all touted as reasons to make the switch. Since the popularity of Cowspiracy , more and more people are being told to go vegan to help our deteriorating environment. And while saving the planet is a beautiful side-effect of going vegan, I have NEVER met a person who went vegan, and stayed vegan, for environmental reasons.

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What Questions to Ask When Buying Solar Panels


Can’t I simply trust the installers? They are the experts, after all. The good news is solar power technology is advancing rapidly. Connecting to the grid. Find out if you can trust the solar installation company. First, the cost of the solar panels themselves.

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Sustainability is made up of little changes to our lifestyle

Green (Living) Review

Sustainability is made up of the little changes to our lifestyle that don't cost us anything but which can, maybe, save the Planet By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people think that they can have no impact and that there is no chance that their little steps can make a difference. It is the little changes to our lifestyle that will have the greatest impact. Better for the environment and better for you and your wallet. Turn off the computer.

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Earth Day 2009, Corporations & the Green Bandwagon

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Earth Day 2009 certainly saw a great many companies and especially big corporations discover the green bandwagon. Judging from the proliferation of press releases and -statements they jumped onto it with gusto and abandon. But how much of this was and is real conviction that something must be done to “save the Planet” and how much is but a marketing gimmick; that must be the question. Let the buyer beware, as the slogan goes.

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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. Practice the 2/3rds full rule. By keeping the fridge and freezer at least 2/3 full, only 1/3 or less of that air can leak out.


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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Recycle Scrap Metal and Go Green

Green Living Ideas

The word is ubiquitous, found in leaflets, magazines, newspapers, and seen everywhere on TV. Scrap metal recycling is a big industry, and possibly one of the most environmentally-friendly industries we have. How does Scrap Metal Recycling Save the Planet. When you recycle metal, you save raw material by reusing the same metal again. You save the ores that naturally occur in the earth’s surface, preserving them for future generations.

Ban the bag? Catch a Grip!


The humble carrier bag has had a bad time of it recently. From Gordon Brown's first big green speech to 'Dragon' Peter Jones to the good folk of Modbury , the message has gone out loud and clear " Save the Planet! Ban the bag! ". Unfortunately the facts undermine this totemic issue - plastic bags probably make up a measely 0.1% of our carbon footprint (less if you're as rich as Mr Jones and spend your life jetting around the world).

Tread Lightly With the Guardian


Regular readers will know that I quote regularly from the Guardian Environment website. Well they've now launched a new community site, Tread Lightly , to encourage people into a low carbon lifestyle so that they come together to save the planet. You will get gentle reminders of your pledges, plus a running total of your achievements and a forum to discuss the issues. Tags: tread lightly climate change carbon footprint

Sustainability is destroying the Earth

The Green Changemakers

You want to question my lifestyle, my impact, my ecological footprint? There is a monster standing over us, with a footprint so large it can trample a whole planet underfoot, without noticing or caring. I refuse to sustain the monster. Make yourself out to be the good guy.

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Seattle as North America's First Carbon-Neutral City

The Green Changemakers

by Alex Steffen , 23 Nov 09 Last week, I stood on the stage at Seattle's Town Hall and called on Seattle to become North America's first carbon-neutral city, dropping its per capita climate emissions to nothing by 2030. That's the only real choice we have in front of us.

10 Overlooked Low-Tech Ways of Keeping Your Home Cool

The Green Changemakers

by Lloyd Alter Summer is here and the air is full of the the sound of whining air conditioners, all seriously sucking kilowatts. The best ideas are those that keep the heat out of your home in the first place, rather than paying to pump it out after it gets in.

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