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How Much Carbon Is Produced Ordering Online?

It is hard be sustainable. Especially when the basic building blocks of society is economics. We need goods & services, they are essential to living. Almost everything we buy, whether it is online or in store is delivered through some sort of transportation service. Trucks, boats, planes, etc. Majority of this transportation is run on fossil fuels.  According to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board the average American generates roughly 60 tonnes every year. The Environmental Defence Fund states the average freight truck in the U.S. emits 161.8 grams of CO2 per tonne-mile. That means every 1 mile the truck drives, 161.8 grams of CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere. The maximum weight a semi-truck is legally allowed to carry in...

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Carbon Footprint? What on Earth is That?

Sustainability, eco-friendly, global warming, climate change, carbon footprint. There are so many terms commonly heard throughout the earth preservation movement. Here are some definitions of words from dictionary.com that you may discover on your journey to help out our planet.  Alternate Energy- energy derived from a nontraditional source. Atmosphere- a gaseous enclosure surrounding the earth; air. Biofuels- fuel created from plant materials. Biosphere- all earth's ecosystems and organisms. Carbon Dioxide- a naturally occuring gas; a byproduct of burning fossil fuel; primary greenhouse gas increasing earth's atmospheric temperature.  Carbon Footprint- the amount of carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere created by a specific group or activity. Climate- average and predictable weather effects, such as temperature. Climate Change- long term change in the earth's climate;...

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What can you do to help our planet as a consumer

As a single, seemingly insignificant, human on this huge dying planet I always ask myself, "How in the world am I supposed to make an impact?". The answer is simple, try your best. We are only human. Sometimes we produce more waste than we’d like to or drive somewhere when we could’ve walked. If we all tried our best without making life too complicated, we would make a huge impact on our environment. Each day we must simply try our best. In this article I am going to give you easy ways you, as a consumer, can help reduce your carbon footprint. The most significant thing you can do is educate yourself and others. Reach out to large corporations, all...

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Why is Global Warming Bad?

These past seven years have been the warmest recorded since the 1800's. Wildfires, droughts, heat wave related deaths. These tragic events have been featured in the media more with each passing summer. The increase in global temperature has caused death and destruction to our home, the Earth. It is common knowledge that global warming is occurring but how did it get this way? Let's go over a bit of the science behind why and how temperatures have been continuing to climb. Human influences such as carbon pollution (eg. burning fossil fuels as gas for your car) and removing Earth's pollution-capturing components (eg. plants and trees) are throwing off the planet's equilibrium. The increase of pollution and decrease of pollution-catching elements have resulted in...

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Perspective On Today's World

I want to start by saying, I am in no way an author or even a remotely talented writer. I also don't claim any of this to be fact, it is just my opinion. I am just a 23 year old who wants to help out the planet as much as I can while I am on it.  I have a passion for business & creativity. I also have a passion for positive change and being a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. That is why I started this online shop. I want to combine my passions & contribute to the world in a positive way while still providing for my family. When I look into the...

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