Reducing Your Carbon Footprint By Not Eating Local

While the conventional wisdom says that eating local will reduce your carbon footprint, but not necessarily.

When Carbon is Like a Calorie

By looking at the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s calorie label mandate, we can guess how much Google’s emission facts will influence us.

The (Surprisingly) Best Way to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

If we really want to diminish our carbon footprint, we need to focus on behavior that is somewhat different from what we usually do.

The Problem With Emissions Outsourcing

Usually associated with jobs, now the outsourcing that relates to carbon emissions embedded in globally traded goods will be limited by California.

One Reason You Should Use Revolving Doors

If you were to enter the building in the following picture, would you use the revolving doors? Probably not. Most people would select the swinging doors on the sides.   People who use swinging doors increase their carbon imprint. Doors…

Incentives: Environmental Surprises

Talking to a group of us in Nantucket last night, New Yorker writer David Owen referred to the environmentally friendly community where he first lived after college. His home was a 750 square foot dwelling, so close to his neighbors…

Should We Buy Local?

I just finished an omelette with eggs and spinach from a nearby farm. It tasted good, I supported local business and I helped the environment. You could say that I had my cake (but it was spinach) and ate it…