Over the past 2 decades, since the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, we have witnessed the launch of many initiatives to stop deforestation. Despite the good intentions of each approach tried, we have continued to lose an area the size of New York City every other day to deforestation. These activities account for 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire global transportation sector. Code REDD plans to harness the economic activities that create deforestation as tools to fight it.
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Friday’s quickly turning into a link-a-palooza here at sustainablog between Five for Friday and the Green Business Blog Carnival… but we’re happy to give out the love to our fellow green bloggers… so much good stuff out there. The politics of the Gulf oil spill dominated the week, with President Obama’s speech (and the reactions […]
This post was originally published at Intent.com on Monday, December 15, 2008. The winter holidays are almost upon us, and whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or the holiday(s) of another tradition, you may still be stumped for gifts to give this year… especially gifts that fit your own (and the recipients’) values. For the […]
The stock market is down, unemployment is up, and the political class is falling all over over itself trying to take action (or, at least create the appearance of taking action). Looking for some calm in this economic storm? Two words: carbon offsets. That’s right: according to the Washington Post‘s David A. Fahrenthold, there’s “a […]
The mega-trends of social media and sustainability share plenty of the same DNA. The Arnold Palmer is an exceptional beverage. It takes two individual beverages, iced tea and lemonade, each very good in their own right, and creates an even better one. That’s how we feel about social media and green living i.e. sustainability. There […]