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A challenge of Olympic proportions …

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on A challenge of Olympic proportions …

The opening ceremony is hours away and sporting events have begun for the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Besides a life-long joy at exposure to new sport, great sports feats, and the basic global harmony concept of the Olympic games, the London games caught my attention for the organizers’ plans to make it totally green. […]

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Tags: business practice · carbon offsets · Energy · Global Warming · green · greenwashing

Green Travel …?

December 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Green Travel …?

One shouldn’t pretend that flying half way around the world to stay in an ‘eco-resort’ somehow merits a Gold Star for heroic climate mitigation action as guest poster Ban Nock explores Green Travel … isn’t. It is hard to think of any form of travel that isn’t harmful to the atmosphere, our ecosystem, and even […]

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Tags: carbon offsets · climate change · emissions

Climate Legislation … What is the right approach?

May 28th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Al Gore says supports it. Paul Krugman says support it. Two Nobel Prize Winners. Who am I to question them? That is a question received, in more than one space, when it comes to the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act. Well, with all due respect to the infallibility of a Nobel Prize […]

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Tags: analysis · cap and trade · carbon offsets · carbon tax · catastrophic climate change

Can Organics Save Us from Global Warming?

October 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Jill Richardson is an extremely interesting, provocative, and fresh voice on the web in the arenas of food and agriclture. She is a founder of La Vica Locavore. This is, with permission, a cross-post of her latest piece. Last weekend, I visited the Rodale Institute as part of the 2008 Community Food Security Coalition Conference. […]

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Tags: agriculture · carbon dioxide · carbon offsets · climate change · Energy · Global Warming

41.4 tons to make a film?

September 4th, 2007 · Comments Off on 41.4 tons to make a film?

Carbon offset schmes have, well, too often seemed just like that to me.   Having read up on them (too much, I must say), at the end of the day I remained confused, unconvinced, and concerned. There are honest ones out there, I promise, just not sure that I am ready to fully endorse any of […]

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Tags: an inconvenient truth · carbon offsets

Democrats painting the House GREEN …

April 20th, 2007 · 4 Comments

As reported here , in the beginning of March, Nancy Pelosi tasked the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House on ‘greening the Capitol’ … a critical initiative to address energy conservation, efficiency and cost savings for the U.S. Capitol and congressional office buildings The House of Representatives should provide leadership to the nation in […]

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Tags: alternative energy · carbon dioxide · carbon offsets · conservation · democrats · electricity · emissions · energy efficiency · Global Warming · Nancy Pelosi