The Footprint Blog

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 →

Zero waste is not zero waste emissions

Even if we divert or eliminate all new waste, landfills will emit greenhouse gas for decades. By Mark Mondik According to the EPA, U.S. landfills emit about 100 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent (or about 21 million cars) of greenhouse gas annually[1]. Thus it’s no surprise that measuring corporate waste emissions is the hottest thing to hit carbon accounting since… read more →

Is it better for the environment to eat at home? TerraPass and Lucky Peach collaborate

Copenhagen, Denmark / San Francisco, CA, September 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - This year, at René Redzepi’s MAD Symposium, TerraPass and Lucky Peach magazine presented an eye-opening analysis of the carbon footprint of a meal. The MAD Symposium is an annual gathering of the most cutting edge chefs and thinkers in the food industry. This year’s theme centered on courage, urgency… read more →

Tackling Carbon Pollution from Sports Fans

By Nancy Bsales & Kathryn Sarkis Over the last 10 years the sports industry has started to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emission by implementing programs to improve their environmental footprints. Nevertheless, sporting events continue to have a big carbon footprint. According to the NRDC, in 2011 Major League Baseball’s 73 million fans went to 2,430 regular season games. Team… read more →
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