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Earth Overshoot Day: Consuming More Than The Earth Can Give

Earth Overshoot Day: Consuming More Than The Earth Can Give

We often talk about the carbon footprint of our consumption, but have you ever wondered what is the impact of the world’s total resource use? Today, August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day.  This is the estimated day experts claim that the world’s population has reached...

Eat your way to a smaller carbon footprint

Summer is filled with fun picnics, backyard parties, and tasty food. Sweet, right? Have you ever considered how all that food is impacting your carbon footprint? Bringing our food from seed to table accounts for as much as a quarter of all human carbon emissions on...

Failing landfill projects increase U.S. GHG emissions

Apathy toward U.S. landfill gas capture projects means that more methane is being released into the atmosphere. By Mark Mondik For more than five years, proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets have played a vital role in helping fund the implementation and operation...

Dorm room: 1986 vs 2013

By, Nancy Bsales In 1986, I packed my parents’ Impala and made the trip to college. I had one trunk, a clock radio, a boombox, and some toiletries. Back then my environmental impact from electronics on the campus was less than 3 kWh or about 3 lbs of CO2e per day, and...

As the world turns

Web gadget shows changes to world population, global temperatures and other stats.