The Footprint Blog

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 →

New project enters comment period: Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority

Landfill gas capture project open for public comment. The next project up for public comment is the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority (RCSWA) landfill gas capture project. The RCSWA landfill is a medium sized municipal solid waste facility in Beckley, West Virginia. The current project encompasses 12 capped acres of the landfill and uses ten vertical extraction wells and a series… read more →

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 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 →

Vampire power finale (for now)

We seem to have an obsession here on combating “vampire power” (or at least writing about it in the past but it looks like we might run out of things to say soon*. *Well... as soon as this gets developed since it’s still only a product in concept. The PumPing Tap is a spring-loaded electrical socket that physically ejects a… read more →

Carbon surcharges arrive on US flights

It's finally here. The first overt economic deterrent aimed at US consumers for their emissions of greenhouse gases has arrived on our shores. Figuratively, at least. This past week, most major US airlines levied a $3 ticket surcharge on all flights to and from European Union (EU) nations after a European court determined that the “EU Aviation Directive” can and… read more →
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