Use wood mulch. save the planet?

Green (Living) Review

What if there was a way to reduce water consumption, boost soil health, deter pests and scare away weeds – and at the same time cut reduce greenhouse gas emissions? You know where I’m going with this, given the spoiler in the title.

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

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James Cameron: Eating meat-free to save the planet

Green (Living) Review

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 accord was widely hailed as a crucial first step toward prompting other nations to make their own greenhouse gas cuts.

Eat Less Meat and Save The Planet

Green Prophet

Cut your meat consumption by half to combat global warming, urges UN Environment Program. All over the US, Europe and even in the Tel Aviv University, people are adopting Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono’s Meat-Free Mondays. The very seas are dying from toxic runoff.

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 Solution Is the Soil: How Organic Farming Can Feed the World and Save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

One man, backed by many, marches on Washington to tell lawmakers and the world that ''there is hope right beneath our feet.''

Holy Land Leaders: Muslims, Jews, Christians Link to Save the Planet

Green Prophet

Ahead of Rio +20 join the interfaith climate and energy conference in Jerusalem next week. Can mobilizing the world’s faithful save the planet where activists without faith have failed? A shout out from the Dalai Lama.

Can Cities Save the Planet?

The Green Changemakers

The Dutch are pragmatic. 17, 2008, at 6:58 AM ET According to Timothy Beatley, an urban-planning professor at the University of Virginia and the author of Green Urbanism , the per-capita carbon dioxide emissions of American cities are almost twice as high as those of their European counterparts. The problem is easily stated. In 1950, the global emission of carbon dioxide was 6 billion tons a year. The scientists were hard-nosed and slightly scary.

A few things that are not – necessarily - going to save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

A few things that, maybe, aren’t going to save the Planet but still will be beneficial for you and the Planet. It's hard to know where to start or what will really make a difference and there are many conflicting pieces of advice that are being banded about all over the place. Always buy organic – NO, not necessarily There is no question that farming without pesticides is good for the Planet, but you can make a bigger difference with other food choices.

Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry)

Eco Chic

According to the NIH , “The human body contains trillions of microorganisms — outnumbering human cells by 10 to 1. How do we produce the stuff we need with less (or no) impact on the planet’s limited resources? From

How Business Leaders Can Help Save the Planet—and Lead a Joyous Life

Conservancy Talk

That’s why I was pleased to be a panelist a few weeks ago at the Global Private Equity Conference hosted by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). The audience included senior professionals from private equity, banking, global companies and multilateral organizations. The group was mainly focused on business opportunities in the developing world. 2) Can you give some examples that make the business case for sustainability?

This Video by a woman who works for NASA flipped my perspective on Climate Change.

Elephant Journal

“Can you imagine if all of us NASA people just sat around going ‘Ah, that’s too hard,’ every time some ginormous obstacle happened?”.

It’s Earth Day! How are you saving the planet today?

Green Living Ideas

The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, in a much different place and time. As explains, “At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. ‘Environment’ was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news. Check out this great video with the founders of Earth Day and what it means to them!

This Country is Paving the Path to Save our Forests & it’s Not Who you Think.

Elephant Journal

Thirty-one percent of the land on the planet is covered in forest, yet that number is quickly falling. In the last century, we have lost ha.

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

The leisure economy: can we save the planet by working less?

The Green Changemakers

Ewan Kingston The idea of a 'leisure economy' has been predicted for decades, but never realised. Despite this, research shows that our working habits continue to put a strain on the planet's resources. There's something wonky with the way we work. 46 percent of Brits have described themselves as being 'exhausted' at the end of a days work. A similar survey by the Families and Work Institute found one third of Americans were 'chronically overworked’.

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Five Ways to Help Save the Planet in 30 Minutes or Less

The Green Changemakers

From Larry West , Invest half an hour to protect the environment by changing how you live each day You may not be able to reduce global warming, end pollution and save endangered species single-handedly, but by choosing to live an earth-friendly lifestyle you can do a lot every day to help achieve those goals. Here are five simple things you can do—in 30 minutes or less—to help protect the environment and save Planet Earth. million cars off the road.

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Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

The Alien Next Door

That is the question David Holmes at Monash University asked in his Feb 20 th 2014 article in the Australian ezine The Conversation. Climate change is just one—albeit a global—environmental issue referred to by Doherty.

One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

Conservancy Talk

Even for someone who, everyday, deals with the science and mathematics around the question of how many trees can we plant to help save the planet, one billion is a hard number to comprehend. The goal of the program is to plant and restore over 1.6

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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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Causes of Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

Global warming is generally understood as a rise in the average temperature of the atmosphere, oceans and landmasses of the earth. Ever since the earth was formed approximately 4.65 The average surface temperature of the earth is about 15°C.

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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Fighting global warming reduces diseases, studies find

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Cutting global warming pollution, so newly released studies say, would not only make the planet healthier, it would make people healthier too. Was that not the very reason why in the 1960s already voices were raised against the industrial pollution, the smog and all that? At the same time when we also all became aware of “acid rain”, resultant from coal and oil fire power station.

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Why Sustainability is Important to me when I’m Shopping Online.

Elephant Journal

Go the extra mile by transforming recycling into a mindset. The integration of eco-consciousness ain’t easy, but know individuals and communities are making a global effort to save the planet. Recycling is a beautiful thing. Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness eco-friendly environment green recycling

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Think Globally, Eat Locally

The Green Changemakers

Have Fun and Save the Planet Now it is more important than ever to eat locally and shop your local farmer's market and small grocery store. We all know that our planet needs our help right now, but we often feel unsure about what to do, where to make an effort, and what will really help. The good news is that we can heal the planet on a daily basis simply by buying and eating food that is grown locally.

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Has Global Warming hijacked the environmental agenda?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “Global Warming”, now renamed, more appropriate, into “Climate Change”, is important but it would appear though that we are concentrating far too much on that one aspect and not enough of other environmental issues, be they deforestation and general loss of habitat; air pollution from vehicles, factories, etc.; However, in general, the Climate Change agenda definitely is becoming detrimental to the rest of the environment and the movement.

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Will The Global Financial Crisis Hit The Environment?

Eco Friendly Daily

The global financial crisis may cripple more ‘victims’ other than the banks and lending institutions. The financial meltdown is creating numerous little Catch-22 situations around the world. to combat the environment threat. The U.N.

Reaching for Elysium: Why the movie could have been great but wasn’t

The Alien Next Door

In the “Hero’s Journey” myth, Elysium (or the Elysium Fields in Greek mythology) is the paradise that true heroes go to when they die (think of Frodo in Lord of the Rings and the hero in The Gladiator ). Why is the planet so important?

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Greta Thunberg is reshaping how stakeholders invest

Green Prophet

We can thank Greta Thunberg, says the deVere Group. “Greta is not just helping to save the planet – she is reshaping the global investment industry,” says the head of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations.

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For Some Iranians Meatless Monday Isn’t a Choice

Green Prophet

Meat consumption in Iran has soared by 60 percent since 2005, according to the Omega Research Team (ORT), so the group is trying to convince locals to embrace Meatless Mondays. A concept originally introduced by the U.S. Since the U.S.

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Invest in “climate nice” rice bonds

Green Prophet

But if you invest in climate-nice rice production, the cornerstone of global food security you will be doing a better thing for this planet. . Other new reports say that Americans care more about the planet than economic growth. You might invest in coffee or gold.

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No pain no gain?

Environmental Economics

High energy costs, declining industrial competitiveness and a recognition that the economy is unlikely to rebound strongly any time soon are leading policy makers to begin easing up in their drive for more aggressive climate regulation. And actually, the policy change makes good sense.

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Focus Earth Special Episode: Six People Saving Our Planet

The Green Changemakers

ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff hosts Planet Green's Focus Earth featuring green news and events. In this special hour-long edition of Focus Earth , the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning anchor takes you across the globe to meet six courageous heroes fighting on the frontlines for our planet's environmental survival. From the villages of Kenya where lives are being saved "one seed" at a One that lets go of politics and embraces the personal.

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10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

Green Home Blog

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth. Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. Choking the Earth. The earth is heating up more from meat production.

27 Ways to Help Prevent Climate Change: A Guide for Independent Retailers


Global warming is an urgent problem facing our planet, but retailers are in a unique position to contribute to climate change prevention efforts. In addition to helping save the planet, there are a variety of reasons for retailers to help prevent climate change.

The world’s economic model is suicide, says UN Secretary General

Green Blog

Describing the world’s economic model based on insatiable consumption of resources “a global suicide pact,&# U.N. The U.N. “China is going to leave all of us in the dust,&# Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N. The diplomat leading the U.N.

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Low-Carbon Investment Opportunities are Finally Catching Up with Demand

Conservancy Talk

Last week’s New York Times piece by Tina Rosenberg, “ An Investment Strategy to Save the Planet ”, hits more than a few key notes on the fast-growing appetite for low-carbon investment opportunities – taking a particular look at emerging low-carbon index funds tailored for institutional investors.

Food Security and Climate Change Inextricably Linked


“There is no trade-off between feeding people and saving our Planet,” said Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), who is attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.

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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The Golden Globes Go Vegan!

Green Prophet

For the first time in its 77-year history, guests at the prestigious entertainment awards show are being served up a completely plant-based meal. Agriculture and ranching industries are the biggest greenhouse gas emitters after fossil fuel energy production.

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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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Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North

The Green Changemakers

If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. A climate deal must take into account the Global North’s responsibility for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse pollution and the Global South’s need to move out of poverty. The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity. To stop the climate crisis, we’re going to have to build a fairer world.

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