KnowCarbon Good News – June 20

As we head into the heat of summer, here are some of the good news stories I came across related to climate change that gave me hope. Environmental Funds Go Mainstream, With Better Results Unilever Reveals New Climate Fund Worth More Than $1 Billion The U.S. Can Get To 90% Clean Electricity In Just 15Continue reading “KnowCarbon Good News – June 20”

Sustainable Life and Household Investments

The world has seen lot’s of opportunity to take action and make a difference in the world over the last few weeks. The protests on racial inequality, coupled with the pandemic the last few months, create a lot of anxiety. However, it also represents a potential turning point on more activism to make the worldContinue reading “Sustainable Life and Household Investments”

My Renewable Energy Progress

This is the second of a four part series in my self-assessment against Newton’s Take Action initiative, and outlined my progress in the daily activities I do each day. The activities in energy consumption include: Use 100% Renewable Electricity Change Your Thermostat Settings Reduce Always-On Wasted Electricity Get a Home Energy Assessment Change to LEDContinue reading “My Renewable Energy Progress”

KnowCarbon Good News – May 9

I am always impressed with the innovation of people to tackle problems and come out stronger. Certainly, the current Covid-19 is challenging humankind, but the leadership that keeps its on on the big picture will help us all. Environment priorities in Denmark: Nature, climate and green agenda Germany Exceeds 50% Renewable Energy Use Milestone Harley-DavidsonContinue reading “KnowCarbon Good News – May 9”

Assessing My Sustainable Daily Life

In my last post, I outlined how cities are leading the climate change fight, and summarized Newton’s “Take Action”, initiative. The initiative outlined 18 different actions I could do to live a more sustainable life. I have grouped these actions into 4 categories: Daily life – the things you do each day Energy Consumption –Continue reading “Assessing My Sustainable Daily Life”

Cities Taking Action in Climate Fight – Newton’s Checklist

Last Week I mentioned Newton’s climate action plan, and the ability to choose 100% renewable electricity. With most of the country under a “stay at home” order, it has given us the opportunity to reflect and connect more closely with our neighbors and communities. Similar to the Covid-19 pandemic, state and local governments are leadingContinue reading “Cities Taking Action in Climate Fight – Newton’s Checklist”

KnowCarbon Good News – Apr 22

Challenging times for everyone, so I try to focus on the positive stories. Here are some encouraging stories from the last couple of weeks. Major U.S. Transmission Projects Keep Pushing to Bring Renewable Power to Market Savannah plans to use 100% clean energy by 2050 Renewables Delivered Nearly 75% of New Electricity Last Year Part ofContinue reading “KnowCarbon Good News – Apr 22”

Working From Home and Renewable Energy

Heading into week six of working from home, with everyone in the house on devices, and extra electricity being consumed I reflected on the renewable options available. I quickly came across the options for Newton, Massachusetts where I live. The Newton program is partnership with Eversource and provides consumers to select electricity that is 62%Continue reading “Working From Home and Renewable Energy”

Covid-19 and Our Carbon Footprint

The last few weeks have been trying for everyone, and I was also distracted, so I have not posted in a few weeks. I had started a review of various mobile applications to help manage my carbon footprint, but that quickly became less relevant with Covid-19. However, with countries shutting down, people not eating out,Continue reading “Covid-19 and Our Carbon Footprint”

Offset Your Carbon Footprint in 15 Minutes

There are many ways to help combat climate change, and in this post I will outline a few options based on your commitment level, time and available dollars. While offsetting your footprint is not nearly as good as reducing the overall carbon output, it is something that can be done very easily and quickly. ThereContinue reading “Offset Your Carbon Footprint in 15 Minutes”