Improve Your Carpooling Karma

Carma is a new FaceBook & SmartPhone-based system for turning your carbon-reducing good intentions into reality.  Now it’s available in the Bay Area and the Transportation Authority of Marin is helping to promote it. (It’s been up and running successfully in Washington, DC, Austin, TX and several European cities  for a while.) Once you’ve signed up and downloaded […]

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TRAVELING BY AIR? USE CARBON OFFSETS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Air travel is a large and growing source of greenhouse gases.Given that this and other human activity is now causing global climate change, as well as the current planetary mass-extinction of species, we need to find ways to minimize and offset our personal contribution to greenhouse emissions. But how? RECs! (Renewable Energy Credits) and Air […]

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Food Waste Worsens Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network This piece first appeared at Climate News Network. LONDON—The FAO estimates the direct cost to producers of food that goes to waste is currently US $750 billion annually, a figure that excludes wasted fish and seafood. But the FAO says the waste not only causes huge economic losses but […]

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25 Years of Earth’s Changing Landscape

Watch this video that shows, using Google Earth, some significant changes on our planet in the last 25 years.  What does the next 25 have in store? 25 Years of Change    

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Voice Your Support for Novato’s Bicycle Plan

The City of Novato needs to hear your voice in support of the city Bicycle Plan, which includes the Safe Routes to School program and new bicycle lanes connecting several schools to the neighborhoods in which the children live.  Bicycle lanes are essential for increasing the safety of our children who chose to ride to […]

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The First 100% Solar City?

The high desert city of Lancaster, CA is seriously planning to be the first city in the world to produce more electricity from solar panels than it uses. It’s an ambitious plan, but they’ve already taken a number of measures that are more far-reaching than anywhere else in the world.  For example, all new houses […]

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Marin’s Green Business Incubator

Starting a new business has always been a very tough, and sometimes very lonely, job. But today, North Bay innovators now have someone on their side.  The Venture Greenhouse is an initiative of Dominican University, partnering with the city of San Rafael and a long list of support organizations, service providers and investor groups. It was […]

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(Video) Saving the Night Sky

The great American naturalist, Rachael Carson, once wrote of seeing “the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky” as she gazed upward on a moonless night. Today, it has become harder than ever to see the stars as cities, with their 24-hour lights continue to sprawl. Many children learn about the Milky […]

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