Posts by: Kristi

This vs. That: Is it better to stream a movie or have a DVD shipped to you?

The environmental impact isn’t always our first thought when we plan our daily activities. That’s why we’re introducing a new series of infographics, “This vs. That: Which has the smallest carbon footprint?” We’ll take a look at the different ways everyday activities impact our carbon emissions—even things like how you watch the movies you're rooting for at the Academy Awards.… read more →

This vs. That: Is it better to watch the Olympics with friends?

The environmental impact isn’t always our first thought when we plan our daily activities. That’s why we’re introducing a new series of infographics, “This vs. That: Which has the smallest carbon footprint?” We’ll take a look at the different ways everyday activities impact our carbon emissions—even things like watching the Olympics. At TerraPass, the Winter Olympics means many tired employees… read more →

What is the carbon footprint of a meal?

Chris Ying and Peter Freed: "Knowing Is Half the Battle" from MAD on Vimeo. The food industry accounts for thirty percent of the world’s greenhouse gases, yet we still don’t seem to hear enough about the ways restaurants figure into the problem. For MAD3, Lucky Peach editor-in-chief Chris Ying and carbon emissions specialist Peter Freed embarked on a project to… read more →

Sustainable energy plan: What & why

by Erin Craig Why do you need a sustainable energy plan? Creating a Sustainable Energy Plan is a simple, systematic way to examine, refine, and act on one of the most important aspects of a sustainable business. A plan lets you see where you are, decide what immediate positive changes your company can make, and create long-term practical and actionable… read more →

A site visit to the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority

How verification of this landfill gas collection & combustion project works Though created on a continuous basis, carbon offsets are actually delivered in chunks based on the chosen length of a reporting period. These are often one year long, but the Voluntary Carbon Standard allows for longer. In this case, GLRA has a reporting period of a year and a… read more →

Rhyme and Reason: AB32

An update on California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) from our resident poet, Erin Craig. Though it hasn't been fast and people still have their doubts, though lawsuits and protests may yet go a few bouts, The Air Resources Board is pushing forward (steadfast) to limit the State's industrial emissions of gas. The "cap and trade system" is all that… read more →
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