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5 Ways Landfills Impact Our Environment

Landfills are large, excavated plots of land that are specifically designed and built to receive waste…everything from appliances and newspapers to yard trimmings and food scraps. As of 2012, there are approximately 1,900 active municipal solid waste landfills in the United States and they’re having a major affect on our landscape. Professor William Rathje of…

2014’s Greenest Global Brands

How Companies are Evaluated Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media company, compiles an annual list of the greenest global brands. For the 2014 list, Corporate Knights began with an initial list of 4,000 publicly traded companies and narrowed it down to just 350. This list was based on financial performance, sustainability disclosure practices and other criteria. These…

Calculating Your Personal Carbon Footprint

Remember, your individual carbon footprint is calculated by considering the following types of activities: How many miles you drive in a year What kind of car you drive The heating source for your home How much electricity you use in a year Amount of non-repurposable waste Calculate Your Carbon Footprint Use this easy calculator to…

Understanding Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly or indirectly support human activities. It’s usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). “Reducing your carbon footprint” is a big buzzword in environmental talks, but what exactly does this mean, and how can you calculate your carbon footprint? Understanding CO2 CO2…

8 Brands with Sustainability Initiatives

8 Brands with Sustainability Initiatives

When it comes to going green at home, we all know the suggested changes can save us some green: switching to CFL lightbulbs and turning those bad boys off when you’re not in a room, trading your solo morning commute for a city bus or bike ride, line drying clothes, installing solar panels … the…

Food for Thought

How wasteful are Americans when it comes to food? Check out our food waste infographic. The answers may surprise – or disgust – you!