The Footprint Blog

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 →

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 350.org 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 →

A family affair: Go green together

A family affair: Go green together
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Has your family experienced one too many nights of brawling over the Monopoly board? Have family movie nights gone as stale as the popcorn? If you’re looking for some fresh ideas on how to spend quality time together as a family, consider making “going green” a family affair! Plan an Eco-Vacation:… 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 →
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