Carbon Footprints by City

Posted on: August 26th, 2011 by ninja No Comments

When we buy dinner, find transportation to work, and even flip a light switch we are either directly or indirectly responsible for the burning emission of fossil fuels and emissions of heat trapping gases like CO2. Your carbon footprint is a measure of just how much carbon dioxide is emitted through your own actions and…

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Ethical Chocolate Choices

Posted on: August 19th, 2011 by ninja 1 Comment

Chocolate can serve as a feel good treat, but be sure to know where your cocoa comes from before throwing a bar down on your grocery store conveyor belt. According to the Integrated Regional Information Networks, three-quarters of the world’s cocoa comes from Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These countries employ an estimated 284,000 child laborers, even…

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Responsible Fast Food?

Posted on: August 13th, 2011 by ninja No Comments

When packing lunches or storing leftovers at home, reusable plastic containers can keep food fresh and reduce waste. Now, fast food corporations like KFC are using the same idea to offer a more reasonable and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable polystyrene. Now, KFC will offer side dishes in microwaveable, dishwasher-safe plastic containers. After the meal…

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