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Sustainable Energy: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainable Energy: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainability is one of the buzzwords that has become popular in recent years. But despite how broadly the word seems to be applied — with everything from travel to grocery shopping — there is a great deal of importance that it carries. This is especially true when...

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: How to Make a Difference?

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: How to Make a Difference?

Everybody talks about carbon emissions and how they are impacting the environment. But when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, there is a lack of reliable practices or steps that can be implemented by everyone. The truth is that making improvements in your...

How to Buy a Carbon Offset: A Quick Guide

How to Buy a Carbon Offset: A Quick Guide

People and companies around the world are increasingly becoming aware of the impact that their carbon emissions are having on the planet. While there have been efforts to decrease energy usage and increase energy efficiency to reduce emissions, it is virtually...

Decarbonization 101: What It Is and Why It Matters

Decarbonization 101: What It Is and Why It Matters

There are a lot of words associated with sustainability and climate change. Some of them are overused buzzwords, while others are meaningful descriptions of new technologies and policies that are able to help the planet. One of...

What Are Carbon Offsets, and Why Are They Important?

What Are Carbon Offsets, and Why Are They Important?

In the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions) to combat global warming and climate change, there is carbon dioxide (CO2) climate action. While other greenhouse gases, such as methane, are also of concern, reducing CO2 is paramount when it...

The Shoppers Dilemma: Buy Local or Fair Trade

The Shoppers Dilemma: Buy Local or Fair Trade

When you’re trying to select foods that are great for both workers and the environment, deciding between local and fair trade can be a difficult choice. On the one hand, buying local supports the farmers and growers in your community and helps to strengthen the...

How to Plan a Sustainable Wedding

How to Plan a Sustainable Wedding

Today's weddings face a growing problem: they have a big impact on the environment. Think family and friends' travel, venue, food and drink, entertainment, invitations, flowers, and the energy it takes to keep the whole production flowing. The average wedding...

Forests for Life: Natural Carbon Removal and Sequestration

Forests for Life: Natural Carbon Removal and Sequestration

From the growing body of climate change research in recent decades, it’s clear that we need to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels to avoid the most dangerous impacts of global warming. And thanks to rising awareness, improving technology, and a lot of very dedicated...

10 Facts About Earth Day to Inspire You in 2021

10 Facts About Earth Day to Inspire You in 2021

On April 22nd, millions of people in countries all over the world will come together for the 51st annual Earth Day, a global campaign of environmental awareness, education, and action. Earth Day activities take many different forms - including tree planting, ocean and...

12 Ways to Help Save the Planet in 2021

12 Ways to Help Save the Planet in 2021

Well, with a very long and challenging year finally behind us, 2021 is here – complete with many new, exciting, and opportunity-filled months. And if you’re like many people, one of your priorities this year is to embrace sustainable living and reduce your...

Why Are So Many Companies Embracing Carbon Offsetting?

Why Are So Many Companies Embracing Carbon Offsetting?

Did you know you can be exposed to as many as 10,000 advertisements every single day? And amongst all of the feel-good imagery, slogans, and carefully-positioned branding, you’re probably starting to see the terms “carbon-neutral,” “net-zero,” and “climate-friendly”...

Wind Energy and the Texas Blackouts: Here’s What Really Happened

Wind Energy and the Texas Blackouts: Here’s What Really Happened

We all know Texas as a state that’s all about bigger and better. And when it comes to generating and consuming energy, it’s no exception. In addition to holding dual-titles as both America’s largest producer and user of energy, the lone star state is also the nation’s...

Can We Re-Balance the Global Carbon Cycle Before It’s Too Late?

Can We Re-Balance the Global Carbon Cycle Before It’s Too Late?

When you hear the word “carbon” these days, it’s understandable if the first thought that comes to mind is a little apprehensive. But global warming and climate change aside, it’s actually an essential natural element that supports all life on earth. Carbon helps to...

How to Reduce Carbon Emissions in the Food & Beverage Industry

How to Reduce Carbon Emissions in the Food & Beverage Industry

It’s no secret that to sustain all human and animal life on earth, we need to support the natural systems that provide our reliable supply of food and water. And with the effects of climate change reaching every corner of the globe, it’s clear that we need to...