How to have an Eco-friendly trip

It is summer time and people love to use this time to travel. But have you ever thought about green ways you can travel?

Air Travel: Many people travel by airplane, but have you ever thought about how traveling by airplane effects the environment? One air mile creates 53.3 pounds of carbon dioxide. Therefore one flight from New York, NY to Los Angeles, CA (about 2,450 miles) produces a little over 65 short tons of carbon dioxide. An average plane holds 200-500 passengers; 0.24 pounds of CO2 is released per passenger per mile. Therefore one flight from New York to Los Angeles, CA with 200 passengers releases 117,600 pounds of CO2. If the flight has 500 passengers it would release 294,000 pounds of CO2 (http://blueskymodel.org).

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Saskatchewan's First Solar Co-operative

Major cities in Saskatchewan have the good fortune of being some of the sunniest places in Canada. Specifically in Saskatoon, on average there is 2268 hours of bright sunshine every year, 319 days annually with some bright sunshine and 49% of daylight hours are sunny.[i] Now enter the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES), an environmental non-profit organization based in Saskatoon, aiming to form the province’s first solar power cooperative.

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How to Have a Green BBQ

One of the best parts of summer is grilling on the BBQ. But the question is, which BBQ technic is better for the environment? Charcoal or Propane?

Charcoal Facts

If you love to use charcoal for your cookout, read this and find out what charcoal does to the environment. When you have a cookout using charcoal it takes a lot of time to get a charcoal grill going. Charcoal is dirtier than gas but it comes from renewable resources.

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How much can composting help to reduce my carbon footprint?

Food waste represents 21.1% of the trash produced in the US even after recycling and composting are taken into account [1]. While reducing food waste is a great way to reduce your environmental impact, even the most careful households will still produce food scraps like egg shells, banana peels, and tea bags. The good news is that these and many other types of food waste are compostable, and you may be surprised by how much composting can help fight climate change.

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Reducing the number of cars in our driveway, do the pros outweigh the cons?

Do you actually need two-three cars in your garage? Or your family might easily survive with one car as well? Those of you who have two or more than two cars, have you ever thought about sharing a car or downsizing to just one. Many of you who have more than two cars in your family, how much you drive all of your cars. I have seen people who hardly ever drive their second car. It’s usually just sitting there for days or even weeks at a time without being used in their garage or parking lots.

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