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High-speed broadband key to cutting carbon emissions, smart cities

Broadband partnerships and a long-term approach to Green IT is vital if countries are to cut carbon emissions, according to three industry leaders.

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  • Published: May 4th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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North Coast: Pot-growing power grab

Marijuana advocates are fond of calling their favorite weed a natural product, the epitome of a green commodity. But commercial pot cultivation increasingly done indoors with 1,000-watt lamps substituting for sunlight has a Godzilla-sized carbon footprint, according to a UC Berkeley energy analyst’s report.

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Low-carbon, socially aware business models key to sustainable development

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today urged businesses to transform their enterprises into low-carbon operations that are environmentally sound and benefit communities in order to remain profitable and sustainable.

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Reducing Carbon Emissions by Re-using IT Hardware

DURABILIT BV, a leading supplier of refurbished network hardware has developed a methodology which enables companies to get a clear insight into how much CO2 emissions are reduced when deploying used hardware rather than new. The DURABILIT Greener Network Calculator, was developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ir. Krikke, Supply Chain Management at the Open University, the Netherlands.

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Bold carbon reductions targets for pig sector

The pig industry has laid down bold targets to reduce its environmental impact, above those set by government. But all sectors of the livestock industry should aim to achieve production efficiencies that will in turn bring environmental benefits.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2011
  • Category: UK
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The Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding Equal to 6,765 Tons of CO2 Read more: The Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding Equal to 6,765 Tons of CO2

Almost two billion people around the world tuned into see Prince William marry Kate Middleton. It is no surprise that hysteria surrounding the event reached epic proportions as every detail of the big day has been covered by news services for months. However, amid all the focus on the dress, the route and the guest list, there hasnt been much talk about the weddings carbon footprint and environmental impact

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Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with an air source heat pump from Dimplex

There are a variety of renewable energy sources available, and it is important that you choose the one suitable for your needs, from a brand name you can trust.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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City Dwellers Have Huge Carbon Footprints, Because They Buy So Much

City dwellers are carbon footprint snobs. While bemoaning suburbanites who drive to the Walmart in gas-guzzling SUVs, urbanites talk about how their dense living and public transportation makes them the purest of all. But a new paper makes the case that city dwellers are benefiting from an unfair allocation of carbon footprints. Moreover, it’s not really where you live that has any effect on your carbon footprint. It’s how much you buy.

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Why Concrete’s Colossal Footprint is More Complicated Than You Think (and Why That Matters to Everyone)

When one complains about the environmental footprint of concrete, the main issue is usually the carbon footprint that comes from the production of cement. But cement is only about 15% of concrete; the rest is aggregate, the rock that the cement binds together. As this slide from The Highland Companies shows, concrete and aggregate is a big part of infrastructure. And just north of Toronto, in Melancthon, the company wants to dig a honking big hole covering 2,316 acres, over 200 feet below the water table, to supply aggregate to the Greater Toronto Area.

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Schools aim to reduce carbon footprint

While the Vernon School District is doing all it can to reduce its carbon footprint, it still ended up paying out more than $70,000 to offset the amount of carbon dioxide it produces.

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Take steps to reduce your carbon footprint

Do you know what your carbon footprint is?

You should.

A carbon footprint is the measure of carbon dioxide man-made global warming greenhouse gas that is released into the atmosphere as you go about your daily life.

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Local bus manufacturer reduces its carbon footprint

Thomas Built Buses recently went on a journey to become a zero-waste-to-landfill company that presented a bit of a challenge keeping up with its employees and their enthusiasm.

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011
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Warren Hospital gets greener by reducing carbon footprint

PHILLIPSBURG Warren Hospital has announced that it is participating in a new

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011
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Reduce your carbon footprint

AMHERST, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – This Earth Day, celebrate our planet by creating a more beautiful, enjoyable, sustainable, and energy saving landscape experience. To share tips on how you can reduce your carbon footprint, starting with your landscape, is Julia Aiello with Nativescapes Gardening .

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Pay to offset your carbon footprints this Earth Day

So you want to be green, but have already installed energy-efficient light bulbs and are biking to work as often as possible. Now what?

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Whats in a carbon footprint? Depends.

Its something of a green truism: Reduce your carbon footprint. And if you can do so as you trek along the grocery aisles, all the better on this 42nd Earth Day.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Lycoming pledges to reduce carbon footprint

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Exclusive: Will and Kate say “I do” to low-carbon nuptials

Despite all the pomp and ceremony, Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton are expected to host a “low-carbon wedding” next week, equipped with all the sustainable trimmings, including seasonal flowers and food, and facilities powered in part by renewable energy.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Four Everyday Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Reducing your carbon footprint may involve big choices and lifestyle changes, but it can also involve small choices that add up day after day. Here are five everyday ways you can be greener:

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Online calculator allows households track and try to reduce carbon footprint

Tips to reduce your carbon footprint frequently include buying compact florescent light bulbs, taking your own bag to the grocery store or buying local produce. But how much difference do these actions make?

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School District No. 33 reducing its carbon footprint

The Chilliwack school district’s carbon footprint is shrinking, but it will still pay for carbon offsets this year.

According to a recently completed Carbon Neutral Action Report (CNAR), the district’s gas bills and hydro bills dropped by $102,053 and $150,113, respectively, from 2009 to 2010.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Location And Lifestyle Matter For Carbon Footprint

(Newsroom America) — Tips to reduce your carbon footprint frequently include buying compact florescent light bulbs, taking your own bag to the grocery store or buying local produce. But how much difference do these actions make?

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Online Calculator Allows Households to Track Carbon Footprint

ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2011) Tips to reduce your carbon footprint frequently include buying compact florescent light bulbs, taking your own bag to the grocery store or buying local produce. But how much difference do these actions make?

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2011
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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Riding the Bus

Want to reduce your carbon footprint this Earth Day? FirstGroup America, the largest provider of ground transportation services in North America, suggests you leave your car in the garage and take the bus!

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  • Published: Apr 19th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Indoor marijuana’s carbon footprint is extra large

Growing pot is a real drain on the environment.

Indoor marijuana growers account for 1 percent of the nation’s total electricity consumption, according to a study by a California scientist.

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