(BPT) - Meeting in Paris, delegates from 195 nations ended 2015 by reaching a landmark agreement to make significant efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The historic pact represents a global effort to curb climate change and a move toward widespread investment in zero-carbon energy sources and other sustainable practices.
(BPT) - Buying a new car to reduce your carbon footprint seems logical. But surprisingly, keeping the vehicle already in your garage, or replacing it with a more fuel efficient used car may be a greener choice. That’s because it takes a lot of energy and raw materials to manufacture a new vehicle. "It varies between models, but it is reasonable to estimate building a new $30,000 midsize car will generate greenhouse gases that are the equivalent of 14 metric tons of CO2," says RockAuto.com Vice President, Tom Taylor.
(NAPSI)—Each U.S. farmer feeds more than 150 people around the world, report the experts at the Arkansas Farm Bureau, up from 43 just 50 years ago.
(StatePoint) For a home upgrade that appeals to both the rational left side of your brain and the emotional right, consider rethinking the way you heat your home. Statistics show that one alternative to conventional heat sources -- a pellet stove -- is particularly kind to both pocketbook and planet.
(BPT) - Holiday celebrating results in a lot of waste. Our nation generates an extra 1 million tons of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the EPA. But taking a few simple steps, such as recycling and seeking products made with recycled materials, can help lighten our environmental footprint this holiday season.
(StatePoint) In this age of smartphones and streaming video, it is easy to forget about the world beyond our little screens. And for the 80 percent of Americans living in urban areas, the natural world can seem even more remote. But experts say it’s important to find the time to disconnect, unplug, and appreciate what nature does for you.
(BPT) - - Many Americans are joining the “tiny house” movement and reducing their environmental footprint as they reduce the size of their homes. Thanks to a wide range of innovative plastic building products, this tiny house is big on energy efficiency. And these same innovations can help improve energy efficiency and drive down energy costs for any home — tiny and not so tiny! Check out this infographic to learn how.
(NAPSI)—“Green teams” are forming at K-12 schools all over the country and reinventing the way their communities view waste and recycling. Students and teachers build sheds and design bins to house hundreds of collected bottles and cans. They use their schools’ daily announcements to share original songs and music videos about how to “drop it in the bin.”