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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...

6 Things You Need to Know About the Future of Wind Energy

6 Things You Need to Know About the Future of Wind Energy

The image of a large wind turbine slowly rotating in the sun has long been the poster child of renewable energy – and a glimpse into a cleaner future. And while wind farms were once a rare sight only found in specific locations, they’re now appearing in regions all...

Are Carbon Offsets The Answer To The Climate Change Crisis?

Are Carbon Offsets The Answer To The Climate Change Crisis?

You’re probably hearing a lot about buying carbon offsets these days, from large tech companies like Google utilizing them in their strategy to become carbon-neutral - to airlines offering them to balance out your flight’s carbon footprint. And while the concept is...

What Are the Sources of CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

What Are the Sources of CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

As the most significant challenge of our time, climate change has united the globe in de-carbonizing our societies – and striving for a cleaner, greener world. And while there’s still a very long road ahead of us, America has made some incredible progress in reducing...

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint When You Travel

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint When You Travel

For most of us, traveling is an exciting and memorable experience, full of opportunities to see famous places, embrace new cultures, try exotic foods, and even make new friends. But in the midst of all the fun, it’s easy to forget just how much our holidays and...

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Offset Its Carbon Footprint

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Offset Its Carbon Footprint

How much effort is your business putting into reducing its carbon footprint? These days, most companies are taking at least some steps to combat climate change. From energy efficiency measures, to recycling initiatives, to investing in renewables and electric...

What Are the Best Ways to Find Carbon-Neutral Products?

What Are the Best Ways to Find Carbon-Neutral Products?

Are you more willing to buy products that are certified as carbon-neutral? In the growing push to reduce carbon emissions and global warming, there’s a rising demand for sustainably-made products with a much smaller environmental impact. And thankfully, many companies...

Are Flexitarian Diets the Most Sustainable Way to Feed the World?

Are Flexitarian Diets the Most Sustainable Way to Feed the World?

Have you ever given much thought to how your diet impacts the climate? For a long time now, experts have sung the praises of plant-based diets as a way to reduce the risks of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. But with all of the recent focus on carbon emissions,...