Only yesterday I lamented the fact that too many TreeHuggers are overly focused on individual carbon footprints as a metric for success. So what should I make of news from The Guardian that a heart bypass operation
I've been thinking some more about why individual environmental action is not enough. It's not just that the metric for success—personal reductions in our impact, as opposed to collective—is on the wrong scale.
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Dear Pablo: I grow plenty of vegetables in the summer but can't in the winter. In addition to preserving what I can in canning jars, I am thinking about getting a freezer chest to store my vegetables into the winter. I am
Intel has given a lot of lip service to reducing the carbon footprint of the IT industry. Thankfully, the company is walking the walk as well - and taking big strides. The progress includes cutting its overall carbon
Mongstad industrial area at night. Photo Tøssekaien via flickr.
The Norwegians have been big supporters of carbon capture and storage, and the government helped get the public to go along with building of a gas-fired plant near an existing oil refinery
Guest blogger Caroline Chisholm, head of marketing and communications globally for Earthwatch Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to a sustainable environment, is swimming the English Channel in August to raise funds
The most eco-friendly material to make furniture is probably the one we don't use (no material, no ecological footprint so to say)... so what about air? We have featured a series of inflatable items, such as inflatable solar panels, an inflatable house
A lot of hot air is being spent over the paper towels versus hand dryers debate. James Dyson, British super-star inventor of the Airblade hand dryer is up in arms. According to the Guardian, Kimberly-Clark, the U.S.
Maybe not as radical as square watermelons, but still quite progressive is Andrew Kim's square Coke bottle design. It definitely raised the question whether or not all bottles and containers should be square from an environmental point of view. Of
There's a plethora of programs that help you trim the power consumption of your computer by switching how quickly it goes into sleep mode, timed shut-downs and so on. But what about while we're using the computer? For many of us, our
It seems like just yesterday that we went round and round about how much energy a typical Google search uses, and what kind of carbon footprint that equates to. The use of our computers and data centers adds up to
We're seeing it more and more with big companies - they're telling their suppliers to start tracking their footprints. It's part of a must-have business strategy for companies facing an economy that more and more
It's a controversial idea: Choosing not to have children to reduce your carbon footprint. For most people, such a decision would seem a sacrifice but, for one writer at Grist, it feels like a "luxurious indulgence."She
Earlier this week we talked about a Greenpeace report showing how IT is responsible for a vast amount of carbon emissions, and yet is also a tool capable of greatly reducing the carbon footprint of companies. Case in point is a
The Swiss Family Robinson did it. The Berenstein Bears did it. Now so can you: Soak up tropical zones or lush mountaintops from an entirely difference perspective in one of these super cool eco-friendly treehouse hotels.
From the Swiss Family Robinson's massive forest hideaway to the Berenstein Bears "No Boys Allowed" backyard version, tree houses have an appeal all their own: they're private, they get the best breezes, and you'll see birds, bugs, plants, and animals that