Posts by: lauren

Meeting Reduction Targets: Air Travel

Anyone who has tried to measure the carbon footprint of air travel for a large organization knows it is a difficult task. Gathering accurate and complete data is one of the biggest challenges in completing a carbon footprint.  Below are a few tips for getting started. What do we account for? Scope 3 Indirect emissions include all air travel that… read more →

Climate Action Day

Join others around the world as they make a targeted statement how climate change is already a part of their lives, with 350.org Climate Action Day this May 5th. Click through to learn more and tell us what you are doing. By Kathryn Sarkis A recent NY Times poll showed that Americans are starting to connect weather events to climate… read more →

Biking to work: From Portland to Paris

Don’t have a bike? Bike sharing programs in major cities are gaining popularity. Get a jump start on your commute before Bike to Work day, May 10. By Lauren Rosenberg               May is National Bike to Work Month, and we’ve been greasing our gears and shining our fenders in preparation for a beautiful month… read more →

Don’t scrap your food scraps!

We’ve written posts before about how cooking in large quantities can help you save energy. This time, we’ve decided to look into what to do with leftover food scraps. From infused vodka (see, greening doesn’t have to be a fun killer!) to bath soaks, reuse anything from peels to meat scraps to make economical and environmentally conscience use of any… read more →

Clean tech goes east

On the environmental front, we generally hear much bad news coming out of China. China has experienced extraordinary economic growth (annual increases in GDP of 8-9%), much of it at the expense of the environment. The stats are real and bleak. Just to highlight a few from a previous World Bank report (pdf): - Between 2000 and 2005, energy consumption… read more →

Rewards for your savings?

I recently decided to reassess my monthly budget, and in doing so, I found an awesome online tool that provides “rewards” and other incentives to users to reduce home energy usage. The service works much like mint.com, in that you can connect your online utility bill to your account, and all of your energy usage is securely uploaded into the… read more →

Google maps’ new green feature

The Google Chrome web store recently released a new browser plug-in that allows users to view the carbon emissions associated with driving routes suggested by Google Maps. If you’re a carbon geek, there’s even an option to enter your particular car's emission factor instead of using the default values. While the application is still in an early development stage, the… read more →

It’s getting hot in here!

Memorial Day Weekend is just a few short days away, and that extra day off is a perfect excuse to visit a sandy beach or camp out under the stars. Enjoy the outdoors, but keep in mind that a few simple changes make it easy to reduce your impact along the way. Get grillin’. Opt for grilling outdoors with propane… read more →

Lights. iPhone. Action!

For those of you who have been dying to see our landfills in action (haven’t you always wanted to see a gas flow meter up close -- I mean, like really close?), here’s your chance! Last week, Erin (our CEO) visited the Flathead County landfill gas-to-energy project in Kalispell, MT for our annual verification site visit. Erin took some great… read more →

Get your house in order!

You probably already recycle, reduce, reuse, and try to do your part for the planet. With spring almost in full bloom and Earth Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to welcome the season with some spring cleaning greening. **Avoid indoor air pollutants** Household cleaning products and interior decorations (e.g., carpets, wallpaper, paints and stains) are the… read more →
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