Sustainability is a term that covers various aspects of living hand in hand with our environment, and it’s one that we can all benefit from, from cheap electricity to healthier food and cleaner cities and countryside. We take a look at five of the latest trends in sustainability below.
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A large family inevitably has a large carbon footprint. But you can make choices that reduce the climate impact of everyday activities.
Looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint? Making smarter transportation choices can make a big difference.
Looking for the information you need to make smarter green choices? These mobile apps can help.
Flying reindeer and a sleigh would seem like a pretty eco-friendly form of travel… but even Santa has a carbon footprint. Toys take energy to make, lumps of coal are carbon-intensive, and reindeer produce methane just like cattle. Here are some suggestions for St. Nick and team for cutting the environmental impact of their annual trip around the world.
Does your college or university campus offer car or bike sharing? Discounted transit passes? These are common ways to encourage students to leave their cars at home. Maine’s University of New England, though, took a unique step by implementing the country’s only river ferry service run by an academic institution.
When it comes to chiseling our emissions profile down to a more respectable and streamlined shape, we are all aware of the usual suspects. You know — those tweakings of lifestyle that are regularly wheeled out, just to add a splash of greenwash to a magazine article. Such actions often don’t seem capable of shifting […]
[social_buttons] Ok, I didn’t actually clear this challenge with the Nobel Committee, but I think we could convince them. Nobels were awarded early in the 20th century when German scientists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch made the sequential advances that made it possible to make synthetic nitrogen fertilizer from the nitrogen gas that makes up […]
[social_buttons] I just got back from three days at one of my favorite ag industry meetings: The Produce Marketing Association “Fresh Summit.” To those in the industry this is just known as the PMA. This is an event where the vast majority of the fresh produce and flower industry gathers to show off their […]
[social_buttons] If you picture a grain farmer out tending a field, you might imagine someone sitting on the metal seat of a tractor like the one in the picture above, moving slowly across a field – perhaps the farmer has a straw hat. That image seems attractive as long as you are not the farmer. […]
[social_buttons] In part one of this blog I acknowledged that I enjoy local food as a special treat in my diet but described three reasons that the true “locovore” concept was impractical: Limited Food Diversity, Quality Issues, and Water Issues. I’ll continue.
[social_buttons] I love eating locally produced foods when I have the chance. I enjoyed having access to fully tree-ripe stone fruit when I lived in Davis, CA. Today I get to enjoy the ultra-local herbs, vegetables and fruit from my garden part of the year, and I make 10-20 gallons of wine from my little […]
Spring sprang with a vengeance in April, and despite the bouts of Spring fever, we took our laptops outside to enjoy the new season while keeping the posts flowing. No foolishness here… just good stories from the wide world of sustainability. Here’s a few of our best… April 2008 Kelli Best-Oliver introduced us to Readymade […]