The Footprint Blog

More Choices Help Lower Household Carbon Emissions

Terrapass Introduces Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) For the Individual Customer—It’s Not Just for Businesses Anymore! August, 26, 2014, SanFranciso, CA: The average US household consumes around 11 MWHs of electricity annually; the emissions that are generated are equivalent to cutting down 194 trees. With these figures it is important to find ways to support clean energy that helps sustain our… read more →

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 →

Disposal tips for e-waste

Disposal tips for e-waste
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. It hides in your closet. It’s old and dusty. It nearly caught fire and then completely broke the night your big report was due. It haunts you, yet you can’t get rid of it. It’s your broken printer. What to do with it? Along with two old flip phones, a second-generation… read more →

Energy efficient ways to stay warm when it is downright freezing

Energy efficient ways to stay warm when it is downright freezing
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. The polar vortex has caused near-record low temperatures across North America and had many of us muttering between frozen breaths, “climate change go home!” There are countless things we can do to help slow the effects of climate change, but what can we do right now to help stop the sh-sh-shivering without… read more →

Fun facts about wind farms

Fun facts about wind farms
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. If you’ve ever taken a drive through America’s heartland, you’ve probably noticed a wind farm or two. And it’s no surprise – wind power is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, not to mention that it’s an incredibly clean and inexpensive method of harnessing energy. Learn more about wind technology… 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 →
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