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How can I offset carbon produced by flying to see my folks yearly? 16° (6 replies)

I fly back to Europe every year to see my folks, but am really worried about the huge amounts of carbon it produces. Whats the easiest way to offset/counter this??

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Carbon Trading, Transport

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What do you think of McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for VP? 15° (15 replies)

According to Grist (http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/29/83614/5859) Palin: - Opposed a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit or restrict new mining operations that could affect salmon in the state's streams and rivers - Has pushed to build a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope - Got the state legislature to pass a bill to ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

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The Venus Project 14° (9 replies)

I recently learned of an incredible project and I’d like to know what Celsias thinks of it. Here is a basic introduction taken from: http://www.thevenusproject.com/ The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any social system that has gone before. Although this description is ...

Started by Red Keane in November 2008, about Architecture, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Green energy, Solar

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Soil, organics, and Co2 13° (8 replies)

Soil is one of our most precious resources and along with many others we are treating like dirt. * The United States is losing soil 10 times faster -- and China and India are losing soil 30 to 40 times faster -- than the natural replenishment rate. * The economic ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, Food, Organic, Pollution

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Our Climate is Changing: How should we respond? 12° (12 replies)

Feb.11, 2009 - London Ontario Canada Dr. Gordon McBean, a Professor at the University of Western Ontario, Chair for Policy in the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and a member of the Nobel Peace Prize winning IPCC, spoke last night on “Our Climate is Changing: How should we respond?”. His ...

Started by Bruce K. in February 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism

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Freezed food to make smoothies 11° (6 replies)

If you have fruit that you can't finish or are about to go off, don't throw them away - peel and chop them and put them in the freezer. They can then be used for making smoothies or cocktails whenever you want! How is that???

Started by Ethan M. in July 2010, about Food

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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 11° (11 replies)

I've learned recently that in addition to buying products that are better for the environment (such as energy saving bulbs and biodegradable cleaning products), there are some things that homeowners can do to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. From a friend, I heard about installing grey water systems ...

Started by Lindsey K. in June 2009, about Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 11° (11 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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ARCTIC CASES- OIL COMPANIES IS THE CORE PROBLEM 10° (10 replies)

Currently we the people and our planet, the ongoing climate change with its impacts, Arctic zone and its ice is very important in reflecting incoming solar radiation back to the space, the oil companies include shell and BP wants to take advantage of melting ice so as to get a ...

Started by Joseph Bukula in September 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Weather

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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 10° (no replies)

The environment, social equity, and economic factors make up the triple bottom line upon which all consumption decisions should be made. How do you prioritize them? How often do you apply them?

Started by C Robb W. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Water

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