How to Do Something Positive for Our Awesome Planet

How to Do Something Positive for Our Awesome Planet

We recently passed Earth Overshoot Day, which means the next 5 months are using resources Earth cannot replenish. It's gloomy news, but don't tune out! Don't turn away in despair. Our planet is amazing and we needs all hands on deck to help move in the direction of sustainability. We can do it, here are 7 ways to take positive action.
Green Business: 4 Easy Ways to Create Sustainable Brands

Green Business: 4 Easy Ways to Create Sustainable Brands

No matter what stage your business is in, you can take small steps that make a big difference in contributing to a greener world.

These sustainability strategies will help you save money, cut carbon emissions, lower resource consumption, and build more green initiatives in your programs.

Go Climate Neutral Now & Support Sustainable Development

Climate Neutral Now

September is a big month, and the best is yet to come.  Today, New York City kicks off their 8th edition of Climate Week NYC with opening ceremonies at The TimesCenter.  The event will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions by climate leaders.


A SHORT LIST OF DEFORESTATION FACTS FOR KIDS

 

It is vital for children to understand the importance of forests, the role they play in the environment, and the impact of deforestation. With that in mind, we put the following facts together that you can share with the kids in your life to help teach them.

THE HISTORY OF DEFORESTATION IN QUOTES, FROM LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD

There is a consensus among historians and scientists that deforestation practices likely began when the first humans occupied earth. Wood for fuel and building, as well as agricultural purposes drove it. It is interesting to note that the actual terminology of "deforestation" was first used in 1874,according to Merriam-Webster.

UNDERSTANDING WHAT GOES INTO A CARBON FOOTPRINT MEASUREMENT

A carbon footprint measurement is the yardstick by which we measure our impact on the world around us. The saying "for every action there is an equal reaction" holds true when it comes to the things we do and how they affect the earth.

Saying we leave “tons of CO2 footprints” as we make our way on our journey is not an understatement. Every breath we take and everything we do has an impact on something, no matter how small. Some footprints are stronger than others, while a few are so minimal they go unnoticed.


HOW PLANTING TREES CAN HELP REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

HOW PLANTING TREES CAN HELP REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

When you plant trees, you don't just make your property or your community nicer. You also directly reduce your carbon footprint. To a large extent, trees eat carbon dioxide. However, in addition to that benefit, you can also plant trees in a way to help you save energy and generate even less carbon.

TIPS FOR REDUCING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AT COLLEGE

Just because you're in college doesn't mean you can't reduce your carbon footprint. In fact, this is a great time to develop habits that will help you to be a lifelong friend of the planet. In addition, by making these changes yourself, you'll be part of a grassroots movement to improve your community and the world. Others will see what you do and make changes in their own lives.

CARBON FOOTPRINT FACTS AND STATISTICS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

CARBON FOOTPRINT FACTS AND STATISTICS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOWIt is time to get to the bottom of carbon footprint facts and statistics. We are often inundated with opinions and political views that skew the real facts behind our carbon footprints.

The following are some verified carbon footprint facts that can help you make an informed opinion and take advantage of opportunities to help...


The best carbon footprint documentaries you should watch

Carbon Footprint Documentary SmallWhen "carbon footprint" is mentioned, the phrase can invoke a variety of responses. Ultimately it is important for people to educate themselves on what acarbon footprint means and how it could impact them or others. There are some fascinating documentaries available that look at the subject from several different angles. Beforing choosing a documentary to watch about the carbon footprint, consider these points..