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The GOOD 30-Day Challenge: Go Vegetarian

June 6, 2011

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Good.is is a platform for people who want to do well by doing good. They want to engage and challenge the people, ideas and institutions driving change in the world. Check them out. This June, their entire staff is going on a 30-day Vegetarian (or possibly Vegan) challenge – as part of a monthly challenge […]

Transperency

May 8, 2011

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Can we all agree it’s time to rethink how we subside energy in the US? (Click on the image below to see a larger, more legible one).

Low Carbon Diet Tips (No, we don’t mean the element ‘C’!)

April 14, 2011

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The Bon Appetit Management Company (the onsite restaurant at Oracle) is trying to increase awareness about making the right food choices to reduce climate change by hosting a “Low Carbon Diet Day”. As a restaurant, they always use local and healthy foods – something that most restaurants don’t do. Check out this video: And here […]

iFOLD – the easiest paper saving idea

April 4, 2011

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This week’s “Steps to a Smaller Carbon Footprint” post: iFold. Fold more. Use a smaller envelope. Save trees. iFOLD is an Indian initiative based on the simple fact that for every extra fold you make in the letters and documents that go into your envelope, you can use a smaller envelope and save trees. We’d […]

Making Sustainability Happen – Part 2!

March 31, 2011

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Here’s the second post of “Making Sustainability Happen!” – a look at some innovative methods used around the world to be more sustainable. For the first post, click here. 6. Designer creates a shower that forces you to leave when you’ve wasted too much water 20% of our total domestic energy usage is from hot water […]

Making Sustainability Happen!

March 24, 2011

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As part of this week’s “Steps to a Smaller Carbon Footprint” post, I’d like to share with you some amazing products and ideas from around the world which aim at being sustainable. Watch this space for more! 1. Hotel offers free meal to guests who are willing to generate electricity The Crown Plaza Hotel in Copenhagen […]

Steps to a Smaller Carbon Footprint: Paper or Plastic?

February 21, 2011

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Between paper and plastic, it seems natural to assume that paper bags are better than plastic ones, but is paper really the greener choice? Here are some quick facts… Facts about Plastic bags: 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed every year. Only 1% of those are recycled, the rest end up in […]