The Footprint Blog

What can we expect to hear from President Obama in his State of the Union address?

Climate change was a central topic in Obama’s inauguration speech in January. We hope that this means that more will be done in the fight against climate change, but politicians have failed to live up to their promises before. Can we expect to see the decreased fossil fuel consumption and foreign energy dependence, and a rise in domestic renewable energy… read more →

Support Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority

  Each month in 2013 you will have the opportunity to support a specific project through the purchase of carbon offsets. This month we are excited to feature Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (GLRA) located in Lebanon, PA.   Why GLRA is a great project: Overall commitment to the environment. In addition to their landfill gas to energy project they have also installed a… read more →

Eco-friendly parties for your little ones

This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Your child has been relentlessly reminding you these past six months:  his or her birthday is coming up! If you’re in the party planning stages, here’s a thought: why not teach your little ones how to have fun in an environmentally conscious way? Below, find our top tips for reducing your… read more →

The most surprising emissions source of the year

Weekend driving can still emit tons of carbon (pun intended) By: Lauren Rosenberg TerraPass offsets all emissions generated from all employee travel and commutes to our headquarters in downtown San Francisco each year. Most of us are carbon footprinting geeks, always eager to calculate our personal carbon footprints, from activities like weekend driving, flying, and home energy use, to make… read more →

Snowed In – going green in winter weather

Snowed In – going green in winter weather
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. This winter season, schoolchildren everywhere are performing snow dances and going to bed with their PJ’s on inside out, in eager anticipation of a coveted snow day. Parents, however, often have icier feelings towards winter weather. The idea of a snowstorm – and worse yet, ice – is enough to make… read more →

Urban homesteading

Urban homesteading
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Small refrigerators, minimal storage and tiny sinks are generally what come to mind when picturing the “urban” kitchen– hardly a place where nourishing meals could be harvested, prepared and stored. However, with the popularity of urban homesteading on the rise, more and more city dwellers now realize that their choice of living… read more →

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 →
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