In one of my favorite talks from the last few years, TreeHugger.com founder Graham Hill identifies the three most effective ways to slash your carbon footprint. Together they make for a great New Year's resolution for anybody who cares about living in a safe and peaceful world. As an added bonus, they'll improve your health and save you time and money!
I highly recommend watching the video, but if you don't have time here are the Cliffs Notes on high impact carbon reduction:
- Cut way down on meat consumption.
- Minimize your air travel.
- Switch to a renewable energy program.
By Jeff Oeth
2011 was a hell of a year. At both the macro and the micro levels, the year lived and breathed disruption. And as we stare down the prospect of an equally uncertain and tumultuous 2012, I imagine that many of us are feeling the weight of this uncertainty and wondering what to do in the face of it.
For a full year now, I've been asking myself, "What should I do?" The particulars don't matter - they seem to change frequently. What's striking, though, is that everyone around me seems to be doing the same. It’s like we’re all stuck in an existential feedback loop, making decisions that strive to answer this question or at least help us finally identify a path that makes sense… but ultimately to no avail.
This soup is simple but satisfying. It's a great way to use up any dried beans you have left from other recipes. Enjoy!
I love my iPhone. I love using it, holding it, looking at it. I get a little thrill every time I turn it on. But I don’t love the fact that both AT&T and Verizon have donated substantial sums to support the Tea Party. I wanted my money to do better. So this past weekend, I left my long-time wireless provider AT&T and switched to CREDO Mobile.
CREDO openly supports progressive nonprofits (you can view the list of this year’s recipients, selected with the help of CREDO members, on their website).They’re committed to protecting the environment and will even buy out your existing mobile contract. Easy decision, right? Except there’s just one problem - CREDO doesn’t offer iPhones.
In less than five minutes, Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the basics of climate science. This was one of several short videos created by m ss ng p eces for The Climate Reality Project.
Learn more and get involved at www.ClimateRealityProject.org.