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Week 4: sustainable flying, really?

As I mentioned in my last post, we’re going to Norway! The last few days of my Plastic Free July will be spent on a plane, in Oslo and on a bike somewhere between Oslo and Trondheim. 356 more words

Plastic Free July

Millennials now request money in place of a wedding registry

One would think that millennials would shun taking a carbon-polluting road trip or plane flight for their honeymoon. Maybe they’ll buy carbon offsets with the cash they receive as gifts. 263 more words

United States

The Role and Prices of RECs and Offsets in Climate and Energy Plans

Many thanks to Cameron Berhardt for his research assistance for this post.

Although renewable energy credits (RECs) are primarily relevant for entities that must comply with the California Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), all types of RECs, whether bundled, unbundled or tradable, may have applications for city usage as well. 1,552 more words

Energy

#Eventprofs Photo Challenge: Carbon Cool Events

Later this month I have the pleasure of co-teaching an Event Sustainability course at BCIT with the lovely Tahira Endean. One of my lessons will focus on explaining carbon emissions, their impacts and their role in events to our students. 323 more words

Green Meetings

Money Trees

Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/11/13/455941812/episode-663-money-trees

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates ‘carbon offsetting’ and the good it does for the environment as well as the pros and cons that accompany it. 7 more words

Planet Money

Quantifying Environmental Impact

Sustainability is a concept embraced by individuals and corporations with a social and environmental conscience. Although the term can be interpreted in many different ways and contexts, to me it essentially means the effective management of environmental systems to ensure we can rely on those systems for long-term support and survival. 1,440 more words

Writing

Bring back @RusselNorman to save the planet from @NZGreens MPs carbon footprint @DBSeymour

Living the clean, green lifestyle means more than just buying carbon-offs in the same way that indulgences for sins were sold by the mediaeval Catholic Church. 52 more words

Politics - New Zealand