Carbon Neutral Living

Carbon Neutral Living


Reality in the Self-Checkout Lane

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Useful Links

"An Inconvenient Truth"

In 2006, An Inconvenient Truth opened the world’s eyes to climate change and sparked a worldwide conversation that continues today. Keep the spotlight on this evolving and accelerating threat — see the film, learn about the issues, and take action.

A whopping 50,000 pounds a year! That’s the average American's total carbon footprint which includes the emissions from your home, car, air travel and everything you use. We are all responsible for climate change and we all must be part of the solution.We are all responsible for global warming every day when we use electricity to light our homes, natural gas or oil to heat them, gas to drive and travel by air. Use our carbon calculator to determine your carbon footprint.

Green Degrees & Careers

With environmental issues gaining traction in the social consciousness, green careers are constantly growing in both popularity and availability. In turn, colleges and universities are offering more degrees which lead to green jobs. We've created this guide to help prospective students understand what their sustainability education options are and what type of careers these programs lead to. The guide was developed in part by Nurit Katz, Sustainability Coordinator at UCLA, and provides an in-depth look at the typical green career path, top-paying green careers, and more.

National Resources Defense Council

Buying Carbon Offsets: What You Need to Know

Carbon offsets represent reductions in greenhouse gases (GHG) that compensate (or offset) emissions from somewhere else. Offsets can be bought and sold voluntarily, or as a way for businesses and industries to lower their compliance obligations under cap-and-trade programs.

New American Dream

The Conscious Consumer website contains online and local sources of all sorts of goods and services that are better for the planet and the people who live on it.