The Footprint Blog

The Five R’s of Event Sustainability

The following tips are provided by TerraPass partner Meet Green, which helps organizations improve their events by integrating sustainable decisions through the planning process. Re-think: When was the last time you stood back and took a hard look at your event model? Rethinking is about taking stock of your event, the format you use and how participant needs are evolving. Could… read more →

Reducing the carbon footprint of your conference

Recently at TerraPass, we have worked with several companies on reducing the carbon footprint of their conferences or events. Time and time we have been seeing the same results when it comes to mitigating the carbon footprint of an event. Read on to learn more about the footprint of events. Collectively, business travel creates a sizable carbon footprint for conferences.  Conferences can… read more →

Detox your beauty routine

Detox your beauty routine
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. We’re taking “natural beauty” to a whole new level! Did you know that the average woman uses a dozen products (containing an average of 160 chemicals) every day – often all before breakfast?  Men use about half this amount – or 80 chemicals a day.  Not only are these chemicals hazardous… read more →

The virtuous consumer

The virtuous consumer
Leslie Garrett, author of the Virtuous Consumer – Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World offers some tips and advice on how to keep the Earth Week spirit all year round. Visit her at www.lesliegarrett.com. The average family contributes about 48,000 pounds of carbon pollution to global warming every year.  It seems staggering, which can make counterbalancing that impact… read more →

Eco-Friendly Fashion

Eco-Friendly Fashion
“Eco-friendly fashion.” Before you get itchy just thinking about the look, feel and fit of a burlap bag, consider this: Organic/sustainable/eco-friendly clothing is beautiful, elegant and comfortable. In fact, we’d venture to say that in the fashion world, “green” is the new black. You may be wondering how you can take up the sustainable fashion trend and reduce your impact.… read more →

Earth Day 2013: The face of climate change

Earth Day 2013: The face of climate change
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. A lone polar bear stands stranded on a shrinking island of ice. A family struggles to put their lives back together after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. A farmer halfway around the world prays for his crops to grow in a drought-afflicted region. These are only a few of the images… read more →

Safe and happy camping

Safe and happy camping
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Camping can be one of the most eco-friendly hobbies or vacation activities, bringing man and wilderness together and exposing campers to the sheer beauty and power of nature. Camping is also a great way to teach your children about the environment, the significance of carbon neutrality, and the importance of protecting… read more →

Sea change at the SEC

By Erin Craig Like a frog in slowly heated water, we don’t tend to notice momentous changes happening right around us if they’re happening slowly enough. One such change, a big, momentous, but oh-so-slow change, made itself visible just briefly last month and it’s worth highlighting. Deep in the bowels of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a Feb. 2013 letter… read more →

Small spaces guide to green

This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Have you recently moved into your first apartment? Countless hours spent slaving over “some assembly required” furniture, and about three dozen trips to the hardware store later… you’ve finally got a pad you’re proud to call home! Perhaps you’re a recent college graduate, or simply live in a city where condo… read more →
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