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Learn About Food Waste

Posted by Guest Editor on Thursday, November 29, 2012,

Food waste is categorized as food that has been discarded or gone uneaten. It can consist of raw, cooked, edible, and inedible (bones, etc.) materials. In the United States more than 34 million tons of food waste is generated and 1.3 billion tons globally.

Generating this type of food waste has both economical and environmental consequences. No matter who you are, a portion of your income goes to buying food. Therefore, you are throwing away money. By taking part in simple practices you ca...

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Bio Gas - Can You Use Poop to Power Your Car?

Posted by Guest Author Donna DeForbes, on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : Must read 
Donna DeForbes a great writer and eco-mom, she is our new contributor!  Donna wrote a very cool post about bio gas and the multiple options out there for transforming solid waste into energy.  According to the article, under the gentler moniker of ‘bio-gas’, businesses around the globe are seeking ways to harness the power of human waste, which contains bacteria that releases methane gas (also known as Natural Gas and CH4).

Using solid waste from 70 homes, British company GENeco powered a ...
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Why Biodiversity Needs Conservation?

Posted by Guest Editor on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : News 
The natural Earth is made up of plants, animals, land, water, the atmosphere, and humans. Combined we form the planet’s ecosystem. This means that should there ever be a major biodiversity disaster, the wellbeing of humans could be at risk. For too long we have had the idea that the biodiversity that surrounds us responds to Earth’s physical changes rather than see that the existence of the Earth depends on biodiversity.

Presently we are consuming 25% more of natural resources than the p...
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Product labeling puts power in the hands of consumers...

Posted by Empowering Editor on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : News 
Nutrition facts on a box of cereal. Country of origin on a pair of shoes. Radiation information on a cell phone. Product labeling puts power in the hands of consumers, rewards responsible producers and educational retailers, and combats false advertising. It transforms markets—just look at what organic labeling has done for the food industry. 

Not so long ago, everyone was completely in the dark when it came to the backstories of the things we buy—and when it comes to their climate impacts...
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Get Inspired by the Natural Environment

Posted by Editor on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Guest Blogger 
A recent research study done by Behavioral Economists pointed out to considerable findings about how individuals feel rewarded after looking at certain types of images.  We decided to run our own tests and the result is below.

By looking at this picture you should feel relaxed.

This picture is likely to make you feel collaborative.

This picture is likely to make you feel calm.

This picture is likely to make you feel heroic! 

Now that we got you inspired by the Natural Environment, let's get to ...
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Join the Environmental Advocates of New York for Earth Day!

Posted by Guest Editor on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Must read 

It's one of our favorite times of the year—when hundreds of concerned citizens from across New York State travel to Albany to call on lawmakers to vote green!

Please join us for the 22nd annual Earth Day Lobby Day!

         When:Wednesday, April 25, 2012
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
 Where:      New York State Capitol
Albany, NY
 RSVP:Click here to register

At Earth Day Lobby Day, you'll hear from state government and environmental leaders, learn about environmental bills that are pending in Albany, and lob...

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Poland rejects EU carbon emission targets

Posted by Guest Editor on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Must read 
Poland has signalled its opposition to an EU plan for deeper carbon emission cuts, which environment ministers will discuss on Friday.
Denmark, currently steering EU negotiations, is backed by the UK in calling for a 25% cut in CO2 emissions by 2020. Previously the target was 20%.

But Poland, reliant on coal for more than 90% of its electric power, fears the move would make energy more costly. Coal and other fossil fuels emit CO2, seen as a catalyst for climate change.

Poland's Gazeta Wyborc...
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Brazil is temporarily banning Chevron from drilling for oil in its territory

Posted by Guest Editor, BBC on Sunday, November 27, 2011, In : News 
The National Petroleum Agency (ANP) said it would suspend Chevron's activities in Brazil until it had established the cause of an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Source: BBC and AFP
Chevron has apologised for the leak, but has stressed it acted as rapidly and safely as possible to contain it. The Brazilian government has fined Chevron US$28m (£18m) for the spill. Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said Chevron could face further fines if an investigation into the ...
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UK Environmental Audit Committee publishes report on air quality

Posted by Guest Editor from on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : Guest Blogger 
The Environmental Audit Committee considers the extent to which the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development, and it audits their performance against any sustainable development and environmental protection targets. Unlike most select committees, the Committee’s remit cuts across government rather than focuses on the work of a particular department.

According to the report, the G...
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What are Environmental Costs? - Part 1

Posted by on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Must read 
By Ana Murphy  

According to some EPA guidelines due to the importance of accurate cost information in making the decisions sketched out above, the term
environmental cost has been introduced into the vocabulary of environmental managers. 
Today we are starting a series of posts related to the definition(s) and the measurements used to evaluate environmental costs. 

Environmental costs are often hard to define from a business stand point. In the past 10 years they are more likely to be qua...
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Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards winners

Posted by Editor on Wednesday, July 21, 2010,
Via CSR NewsWire

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards are presented during the Aspen Environment Forum, a gathering of more than 300 thought leaders that will take place from July 25-28, 2010, at the Institute's Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, Colorado. The 2010 Aspen Environment Forum is a public gathering of more than 300 thought leaders, scientists, journalists, academics, policy makers, and citizen, presented by the Aspen Institute and National Geographic. The winners will be p...
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