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Case Studies for Cycling Culture

Posted by Monica Dwight on Oct 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Transportation is a major environmental issue that impacts individuals on a daily basis. Pursuing green alternatives to driving can seem daunting, but normalizing green transportation, specifically biking, can be beneficial not only for individuals, but for the environment as a whole. While bike-friendly infrastructure and policies are pivotal for the success of cycling culture, they are not sufficient to drive the bicycling revolution in the United States.

How to Prepare for 2019 CDP Disclosures: Are You up to Date?

Posted by Philip Vuong on Oct 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

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The CDP response season is over for another year. If your company participated in the world’s most widely-recognized measurement of carbon emissions this year, then it is time for a moment of celebration - but not a vacation. There is plenty you can be doing as the 2018 CDP cycle wraps up, and as the 2019 cycle begins, to build on your momentum for an even better response next year.

What are the Differences Between Cap and Trade, Carbon Taxes, and Doing Nothing?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Oct 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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There is a lot of confusion between cap and trade and a carbon tax. More governments are implementing one or the other to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate the cost of severe weather events, as doing nothing about climate change is becoming unaffordable. This post explains their differences, and why cap and trade is the better option – hands down.

3 Simple but Effective Tools for Your CDP Toolkit

Posted by Philip Vuong on Oct 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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The CDP response period may be over for this year, but it is hardly the time to kick back and relax just yet. Every organization should be thinking about planning and implementing the carbon management activities, strategies, actions, and policies that define your approach to environmental sustainability for 2019—and the years to come.

The Effects of Global Wildfires

Posted by Barbara Nelson on Sep 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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In 2018, California experienced some of the largest wildfires in its history. The Mendocino Complex Fire, the biggest of several devastating fires that struck the state this summer, scorched more than 459,000 acres and continued burning for over a month. Similarly disastrous wildfires have sprung up across the globe this year, including in Canada, Greece, and Australia. The evidence is clear that climate change is altering the frequency and extent of wildfires worldwide. In a warmer world, wildfires are becoming larger, harder to control, and more destructive.

The Miami Hurricanes vs Plastic Pollution

Posted by Luis Navarro on Sep 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Each year, around 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans. This uniquely damaging form of pollution harms and kills many kinds of wildlife , both in and out of the water, from whales and dolphins to seabirds. But it is not just plastic bottles and packaging that cause harm—when plastics break down into microscopic pieces, they attract other chemical pollutants from industry and agriculture. These toxic microplastics then enter the food chain via plankton and small fish, eventually working their way up to humans. Consumption of fish contaminated by these microplastics has been linked to a variety of serious health problems, including cancer, auto-immune disease, cognitive problems, infertility, and endocrine disruption.

How Accurate are the Ford Government’s Numbers to Dismantle the Cap-and-Trade Program?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Sep 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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One of the first actions the new Conservative government of Ontario took was to start dismantling the cap-and-trade program—an electoral promise made by Premier Ford when he interchangeably called the program a "carbon tax." A C&T program is in fact an economic policy with a controlled carbon market—and not a carbon tax. Since Mr. Ford never produced a campaign platform, there has not been a thorough examination of this action in terms of climate change preparedness for the province, nor the total cost to dismantle it. There was, however, a hastily produced slide deck presented to the C&T stakeholders regarding their termination costs. The way the Ford government makes CAD$3.88 billion disappear into a $5 million pay-out deserves further examination.

How Global Entities Are Bracing for Climate Change

Posted by Mary Bean on Sep 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Last month, we looked at different ways the Philippines has worked to build sustainable practices and climate change resiliency. As an island nation, the Philippines is particularly susceptible to the effects of global climate change, and their example highlights the importance of understanding the long-term environmental and economic benefits of sustainability.

Today, we will look at three other examples of how global entities are working toward broader sustainability objectives and building climate resiliency—from New York to the Maldives.

Lessons from Working at Home

Posted by Steve Paff on Aug 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Particularly for those living or working in urban areas, rush-hour gridlock is one of the most obvious forms of environmental degradation in our everyday lives. What if more people were able to work from home, and fewer workers were commuting every day as a result? In more ways than one, this type of shift could greatly reduce the overall environmental impact of cities and potentially improve the lives of workers across the globe.