sustainable living Archives - State of the Planet

Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

Recent research suggests it might not be as sustainable as we might think, but it’s complicated.

by |October 22, 2019

Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

by |August 9, 2019
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Data Visualization Tool Shows Carbon Footprint of Everyday Products

The Carbon Catalogue makes it easy to explore consumer products’ carbon emissions and the various strategies companies are employing to reduce emissions.

by |February 14, 2019

The 35 Easiest Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

With these simple changes, you can make a difference without making much of an effort or financial investment.

by |December 27, 2018
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6 Ways Our Team Is Taking Action on Climate Change—And How You Can, Too

Scientists and staff within the Earth Institute share some of the ways they’re shrinking their carbon footprints.

by |September 25, 2018
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This Website Calculates the Carbon Emissions From Your Daily Commute

How much does it actually matter if you take public transit instead of driving? Here’s an easy way to find out.

by |June 15, 2018
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Want to Save the World? Start by Eating Less Beef

If we ate half as many burgers and steaks each week, a new study calculates that it could have a profound effect on carbon emissions and the environment.

by |December 4, 2017
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Can You Survive Our Climate Week Challenge?

These seven not-so-hard things will shrink your carbon footprint. We dare you to try them.

by |September 18, 2017