The Footprint Blog

Many corporations continue to ignore their largest sources of emissions

By Mark Mondik Just before Thanksgiving, I attended VERGE SF, a gathering of the sustainability community in San Francisco.  Overall, the conference was well run, informative, and professionally produced—a success—but I couldn't help feeling that something was missing from the conversation.  Later, I realized what it was: Almost no one was talking about a comprehensive plan to address the bulk… read more →

The carbon footprint of Thanksgiving

By Lauren Rosenberg Thanksgiving is a week away, and we’ve broken down the carbon footprint of a turkey, as well as the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases this holiday season: Thanksgiving-related travel. See how your choices affect your carbon footprint, and learn how to lower your impact. Have more ideas to reduce your carbon footprint this Thanksgiving? Share them with us… read more →

10 facts about renewable energy

10 facts about renewable energy
How much do you know about renewable energy?  How much do we understand the sources of clean energy, their costs and benefits? Do you wonder why we aren’t taking more advantage of the renewable resources our planet offers? Is it a lack of awareness? To a certain extent, yes.  So let’s take the blinders off and open our eyes to… read more →

A site visit to the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority

How verification of this landfill gas collection & combustion project works Though created on a continuous basis, carbon offsets are actually delivered in chunks based on the chosen length of a reporting period. These are often one year long, but the Voluntary Carbon Standard allows for longer. In this case, GLRA has a reporting period of a year and a… read more →

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 →

Top tips to go green in the workplace

Top tips to go green in the workplace
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. As a sustainable lifestyle enthusiast, you’re probably fed up with employees printing unnecessary documents or throwing away items that are meant to be recycled for another project. You want to encourage your employees be more eco-conscious, but you don’t know where to begin. Here’s a list we’ve compiled with four easy… 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 →
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