Posts by: terrapass

Set your thermostat to 78 degrees

*It's been too long since we posted some nuts-and-bolts conservation tips. So without further ado...* It's hot out there. But it doesn't need to be quite so cool inside. Set your thermostat to turn on the air conditioning at a temperature no lower than 78° F (25° C). **How this helps** It simply doesn't need to be that cold inside.… read more →

Climate action in the Arctic

*Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, recently returned from a trip to the Arctic with a group of environmental, political, and business leaders concerned about global climate change. The Arctic Expedition for Climate Action was sponsored by the Aspen Institute, the National Geographic Society, and Lindblad Expeditions. In this guest post, Fred reflects on the trip.* Perhaps the… read more →

Looking back, looking forward

Adam (Stein) and Tom co-wrote this post. Looking back It feels a bit funny to write retrospectively about 2007, because so many of the events of the year were really just a prelude to what's coming next. We're in the early part of a still-unfolding story. Nevertheless, here goes: New products. Wedding launched in the spring, the green store arrived… read more →

Bali: the end of the beginning

This guest post was written by Erin Condit-Bergren in Bali. Erin, 25, is one of the founding members of SustainUS and currently works and lives in London. At the moment I'm sitting on a fourteen hour flight, the last leg of my journey home. My round-trip flight from London (where I live and work) emitted about 3 tons of carbon… read more →

More books and movies: the lighter side of green

I ignited a small-scale internal revolt last week when I suggested that Star Trek episodes didn't belong in our list of reading and viewing recommendations. So this week we follow up with some fun pop culture goodies that contain green themes.   Star Trek: The Next Generation Reviews by Erin Craig The several Star Trek series commonly featured light social… read more →

The REDD zone: World’s forests under negotiation at Bali

The following post was written by Erin Condit-Bergren, 25, in Bali. Erin is a climate activist from California currently working in London. Trees: believe it or not, they are still at the center of the environmental debate. Most people are focused on industrialized nations’ contribution to global warming from industrial activities and transportation, but deforestation from developing countries also plays… read more →

International youth join up with UNICEF in Bali

This guest post was written by David Solheim in Bali. Solheim is the student body president at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Early Wednesday evening, youth from around the world took the stage to speak a simple truth to the delegates at Bali. In a press conference convened in conjunction with UNICEF, youth spoke about the effects of climate change on… read more →

Memo from Bali: SustainUS trip to UN Climate Negotiations

The following is a guest post from Erin Kenzie, who is attending the climate talks in Bali as the chairperson of SustainUS, a youth organization dedicated to fighting climate change. Carbon offsets to balance the delegates' travel were donated by TerraPass. You can learn more about SustainUS' work at and at Yesterday was the first day of the… read more →

links for 2007-10-30

The other side of global warming | Gristmill Very interesting post on a potentially dry topic: land and soil management. Points out ways in which farm policy basically is climate policy. (tags: globalwarming agriculture) read more →

links for 2007-10-27

Schools Embrace Environment and Sow Debate - New York Times I'm not really sure what the debate here is. I, for one, fully support turning our children into environmental nags... (tags: environmentalism schools) read more →
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