carbon footprint

The George Washington University
The power of critical thinking applied to your plate may have surprising ramifications.

March Point refineries above Anacortes, Wash., with Fidalgo and Padilla Bay views. (Dana/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
A look at the implications of the UN’s new climate change research and what you can do about it.
Beef

Sustainable cattle farming creates a smaller carbon footprint in Freiburg, Germany. But is sustainable cattle ranching feasible on the large scale that the U.S. beef market demands? (Shandra Furtado/Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
Beef is a major player in our food system, but at what cost? Correspondent Katherine Baker discusses the effects of beef on the environment and our health in this op-ed. 
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
On this podcast hear from Dr. William Sunderlin, a researcher at SUNY-ESF, who strives personally and professionally to live sustainably and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Even comprehensive recycling is four times less effective than cutting meat out of your diet. (Orin Zebest/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
For Americans interested in reducing their carbon footprint, a new Canadian-Swedish study has a bold proposition: Consider having fewer children.

Kalu Yala, an eco-city in Panama’s Tres Brazos valley, is one example of a sustainable vacation centered around a traditional-style home base. Visitors sleep in tents on raised platforms, eat locally sourced meals, and explore the surrounding valley. (Emma Sarappo/Medill)

Northwestern University
Many people don’t consider the impact of their vacation on the environment, but a budding new industry is trying to change that with eco-adventures into the wild.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
The idea of the tiny house is alluring: They're portable, affordable, and miniscule, and they promise to deliver the bare essentials without the extras.
American University, Spring 2016 Video Intern
If cars only account for roughly a third of our carbon, what is the real culprit? Buildings.
Senior Managing Editor, Planet Forward
Like other "hidden" forms of environmental waste, your best furry friend masks extraordinary amounts of waste behind his cute little face.
The George Washington University
GWU student Erica Halvorson always figured that what she put into her body was a personal decision, but it turns out that it is quite the public concern.

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