We often talk about the carbon footprint of our consumption, but have you ever wondered what is the impact of the world’s total resource use? Today, August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day. This is the estimated day experts claim that the world’s population has reached the quota of natural resources that can be consumed for this year.
Reduce your carbon footprint with eco-friendly ideas for your journey.
One of life’s greatest family adventures is making the trek to a favorite destination. From sing-a-long songs, to posing next to the world’s largest rocking chair, to playing a round of 21 questions, road trips are a great and relatively inexpensive summer vacation. However, trips can take a toll on the environment and your carbon footprint:
• Each gallon of gasoline burned creates 20 pounds of GHG.
• It would take about 3 newly planted trees 10 years of growth to balance an average road trip of 261 miles.
On June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day. It is an important occasion for everyone because oceans create many of the elements we need to survive. Everything from seafood delicacies to medicine ingredients – it all comes from the deep blue. Similar to our forests, oceans are fundamental to all living things and they are endangered. Rising temperatures and acidification threaten to change our oceans forever.
Company Sets Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Goal and Reports Status of Other Sustainability Commitments
ST. LOUIS,May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. Since announcing its first sustainability commitment framework in 2008, the company has advanced its three sustainability principles: (1) improving the lives of farmers, workers and communities, (2) producing enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all, and (3) conserving Earth’s resources and preserving the natural environment.
JetBlue Airways recently announced its eighth annual “One Thing That’s Green” initiative. To celebrate Earth Month, the airline partnered with Carbonfund.org Foundation, a leading environmental non-profit organization, to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (CO2e) for all scheduled flights from April 1 to April 30, 2015.
Last year, Sanofi Information Solutions (IS) worked in partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP) on the deployment of a new print service across our locations in North America (NA). By supporting Sanofi’s environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility goals, this project is bringing the idea of a paperless office closer to reality with printers that are more environmentally friendly, convenient, and secure.
April 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Level 99 announces carbon neutrality for the entire life of their product*. Building upon their already strong reputation for eco-friendly products, Level 99 unveils two micro collections – Forever BlackTM and Forever WhiteTM - that takes efforts towards sustainability to a whole new level.
New energy system at the firms Owings Mills, MD corporate campus is projected to reduce the firm's U.S. electrical consumption by 4%
Investment in a solar photovoltaic energy system is expected to reduce T. Rowe Price’s operating costs by supplying approximately 2.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, representing 4% of electricity consumed across the firm’s U.S. properties, and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 4%. This is equivalent to removing over 300 passenger vehicles from the road each year.
Release of 2014 Sustainability Report Highlights Environmental Stewardship Goals
BOSTON, April 15, 2015 /3BL Media/- Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today unveiled its 2014 Sustainability Report, detailing its achievements in producing and delivering products in innovative and environmentally responsible ways. Notable successes cited in the fourth annual report for the company’s operations in North America include: