Earth911 Quiz #23: Drawdown Your Carbon Footprint

August 9, 2018 by  
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Reversing global warming requires nothing short of a ‘total reorientation’

August 9, 2018 by  
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The call for collective action is growing increasingly urgent.

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Can data improve the lives of women around the world?

August 9, 2018 by  
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BSR wants to close the gender data gap — the lack of data on what women’s issues are and how many women face them.

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Can data improve the lives of women around the world?

Why are our clothes so bad for the environment?

August 9, 2018 by  
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Minute fibers are polluting oceans, streams, rivers — even the air we breathe — with unknown consequences.

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6 easy tips to green your Fourth of July

July 4, 2018 by  
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Although the Fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate our freedom with friends and family, with all the cups, utensils and fireworks we end up using, it’s also one of our most wasteful holidays! So this year, why not take advantage of our six ideas that will help you green-up your festivities without sacrificing an ounce of fun. In fact, it might surprise you to find that following our tips could actually increase the fun quotient while sparing the planet at the same time. 1. Go meatless for the day Nothing says Independence Day like a backyard barbecue, but the global meat industry has put a terrible strain on the planet. This year, ditch the pork chops and steaks and consider some delicious vegetarian grilling recipes instead. Although forgoing the meat might seem akin to sacrilege, there are so many more creative dishes available that are good for your health and the planet. 2. Use real plates When you have 15 guests coming around, it’s so easy to break out the paper plates to avoid a sink full of dishes. But imagine the waste if every American went this route! If washing your own dishes in a water-saving dishwasher doesn’t sound appealing, it is now possible to purchase biodegradable packaging that won’t clog up the landfill. 3. Use public transportation If you live out in the middle of Iowa, taking a bus or train to your friend’s house might not be possible for you. But most city dwellers certainly do have this option. Using public transportation , or even cycling instead of driving a car, has more than one benefit: not only will you reduce your carbon footprint for the day, but you won’t have to drive home after drinking! Which brings us to our next point… 4. Buy kegs instead of cans and bottles Don’t take this the wrong way — Inhabitat isn’t endorsing national drunkenness, but we are realistic. People have the day off, they’re hanging out with their favorite people… beer will be had. Instead of buying a stack of cans and bottles that use up a lot of unnecessary materials, consider purchasing a keg. This is cheaper, usually, and you’ll have zero waste — especially if you use your own mugs or compostable cups . 5. Cool down with a batch of delicious organic popsicles If drinking beer isn’t your thing, or you’re celebrating the holiday with a handful of screaming young children, consider following our recipes for 30 kinds of delicious organic popsicles . They’re so easy to make and contain none of the junk that store-bought popsicles do. Plus, you won’t produce any waste as a byproduct of enjoying one of our favorite summer treats. 6. Enjoy a sunset with wind- and solar-powered lights Sunset is probably our favorite part of the Fourth of July. Not that we’re excited for the day to end, but the temperature simmers down at last, and the sky fills up with the vibrant colors of fireworks. Make the ambiance last and reduce your energy footprint by using  wind and solar lights . They’re easy to find at IKEA, and they’ll impress the daylights out of your friends and family! Have a happy and green Fourth of July! Images via Nigel Howe , Shutterstock ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ), Inhabitat and IKEA

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We calculated how much money planting trees can save for your city

June 8, 2018 by  
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From Beijing to Cairo to Mexico City to New York.

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5 Tips for a Plastic-Free Flight

June 1, 2018 by  
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The airline industry is infamous for its huge carbon footprint. When … The post 5 Tips for a Plastic-Free Flight appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Join the Wave: Wear Blue & March for the Ocean on June 9

June 1, 2018 by  
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June 9 could be a historic day for the Earth’s … The post Join the Wave: Wear Blue & March for the Ocean on June 9 appeared first on Earth911.com.

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From additionality to ’emissionality’: how companies can magnify their impact

May 31, 2018 by  
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It’s time to start considering renewables investments from a new angle.

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LEED must be updated to address climate change

May 24, 2018 by  
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If the green building ratings system doesn’t mandate deep CO2 reductions, it will fail its most important test of leadership.

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