The Footprint Blog

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,...

5 Ways The Shipping Industry Can Reduce Its Carbon Emissions

5 Ways The Shipping Industry Can Reduce Its Carbon Emissions

Did you know that the last time you made a purchase – whether it was a pair of jeans or a brand-new car – there's a 90% chance it was transported by a cargo ship? And while shipping is both the cheapest and least carbon-intensive mode of international transport, the...

New Car vs. Used Car: Which Is the Greener Option?

New Car vs. Used Car: Which Is the Greener Option?

In the search for greener ways to move from A to B, many people are faced with a difficult choice: is it better to buy a used car or a brand-new one? And whereas shopping for a car used to be a process of comparing different brands and models, now you also have to...

8 Ways to Reduce Your Digital Carbon Footprint

8 Ways to Reduce Your Digital Carbon Footprint

Have you ever thought about the size of your digital carbon footprint? There’s no doubt that the internet has changed our world forever, making us more connected and productive – not to mention keeping us entertained 24 hours a day. But at the same time, every online...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Renewable Energy

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Renewable Energy

The advantages of renewable energy have been known for a very long time – such as cleaner air, lower carbon emissions, the conservation of natural resources, and substantial long-term savings. In America, we’re embracing renewables at a remarkable rate, with clean...