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Upper Green Side

Biking home from work along the First Avenue bike path I notice a woman sitting in the median, her feet resting on the curb. After seeing she is not hurt I continue to peddle for a few feet, when it suddenly clicks in what she is holding: a shovel and a plastic bag most likely full of whatever it is she is planting. 370 more words

Carbon Offsets

How many trees does it take to offset U.S. CO2 emissions?

The answer? Almost 467 billion!

I was looking through the EPA’s Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (yes, I peruse reports like that out of pure interest; what of it?) and saw that, in 2013, the U.S. 592 more words

The Land Sector in the First INDCs: Intended Climate Contributions of the United States, the European Union, and Mexico

Union of Concerned Scientists
http://bit.ly/1FSlW4P

[From a Climate Wire article by Elizabeth Harball, sub. req’d] A new report faults the United States’ recent climate pledge for not emphasizing the greenhouse gas reduction potential that could be realized by planting trees, improving crop fertilization practices or implementing other land use-related actions…

Energy And Climate

Native American Rights Fund Offsets 2014 Carbon Footprint

Trees, Water & People’s Tribal Renewable Energy Program puts the power of nature — the warmth of the sun, the power of the wind, the shelter of trees — to work for Native Americans. 278 more words

Solar Energy

Looking after our mother

In a strenuous but joyful gesture of renewal over the Easter break, we got there in the end and planted the 239 trees provided by the ‘Trees for Travel’ scheme. 211 more words

New Zealand

Giving back

We’re back at Hou Ngahere for a week of tree planting…..

Our Diamond Approach retreat group, the IRG, has committed to plant trees to offset the carbon emissions used in attending the two retreats in California each year. 121 more words

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