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Lyft pledges to cancel out the carbon from your next ride

Lyft, the ridesharing technology company, announced Thursday that it’s balancing out the carbon emissions from its fleet by purchasing carbon offsets. Basically, this means the firm will plow some of its revenue into funding projects that reduce greenhouse gases — think: planting trees or investing in wind energy projects — in order to cancel out the emissions from the… 803 more words

Business & Technology

Ontario's GHG emissions at lowest level since 1990 - Environmental Commissioner commends the first year of cap and trade but recommends changes for freight sector, green procurement

On January 30, 2018  the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) submitted her annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario –  an independent, non-partisan review of the government’s progress in reducing emissions for 2016-2017.  362 more words

Government Policy

Transport Emissions Policy: Kicking the Big, Growing Can down the Road

Transport has Australia’s biggest emission reduction task – and little government support.

The 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies released over Christmas presents a re-hash of current policies and policy reviews, deferring new progress to after the 2019 federal election. 571 more words



“It’s just such a foreign concept here!” my mother said with a mix of incredulity and mirth in her voice, recounting her experience at the grocery store earlier in the week. 632 more words


Carbon Foot Print: Development

“¿Qué le hicistes a mi Mama?”

I received a call from my ten year old brother, Eduardo, a few weeks ago. He asked me “what have you done to my mom?” He was mad or confused or both. 648 more words

Climate Change


“Cost dictates everything,” says my father in a tone that implies I should already know this.

It was just as my parents’ faces appeared on my phone screen that it occurred to me that it was likely that neither of them knew what a carbon footprint was, a concept that I consider extremely important. 787 more words