Posts Tagged ‘carbon footprint’

Let’s Talk About Poop

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Where Does Poop Go After You Flush it down? Poop goes down the sewer pipes and to a wastewater treatment facility, but then what? This is a dirty topic – we know – but it needs to be more openly discussed, because all of that waste doesn’t just disappear after treatment. There are nearly 7.6…

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Carbon Dioxide Removal: Will These Methods Work?

4 Methods For Removing Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere

4 Methods for Carbon Dioxide Removal At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this past November, a goal was set to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius which is a significant step in the fight against climate change. To achieve this goal, all countries have committed to taking active efforts to reduce…

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How to Lower a Community’s Carbon Footprint

How to Lower a Community’s Carbon Footprint

A community’s “carbon footprint” has to do with the amount of carbon dioxide that it’s sending into the atmosphere via its consumption and use of fossil fuels like coal and petroleum. Right now we’re producing about twice as much CO2 as the earth can absorb! Luckily, there’s a lot that we can do at the…

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2014’s Greenest Global Brands

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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…

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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…

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Understanding Carbon Footprint

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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…

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