The school district is uprooting sprinkler-reliant lawns, implementing composting and recycling and adopting more energy conscious habits in its push to reduce its carbon footprint and save money.
‘Carbon footprint’ is a buzzword today. It’s one way to measure something’s environmental impact. But there are other measures for eco-friendly living. A quiz helps individuals’ calculate personal impact on the globe.
Many people already dislike music played in malls, but when you consider the energy required to power that music, the picture gets worse. Stanford’s eco-advice writers dig deeper into the math of mall music.
Real Christmas trees leave a smaller carbon footprint than artificial ones, especially if replanted after the holidays. Artificial trees, however, can be eco friendly if they’re used for more than 20 years.