- If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now. Bob Marley
- Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
- The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy. Arnold Schwarzenegger
In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn’t reach them no-how. I always fell before I got to the line. Harriet Tubman
- The future will either be green or not at all.
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In a nutshell: A way of trapping carbon with “green coal”.
2. Fertilising the ocean
In a nutshell: Dumping iron dust in the ocean to remove carbon.
3. Species relocation
In a nutshell: Giving under-threat species a second home.
4. Reinstate the drinking fountain
In a nutshell: The rebirth of bottle-free water.
5. The world community grid
In a nutshell: Your computer does ethical stuff in the background.
In a nutshell: Counting carbon emissions rather than calories.
In a nutshell: Don’t buy stuff – lease it.
8. Backyard sufficiency
In a nutshell: Treating your garden as a source of protein.
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Death isn’t the best thing for the environment. Cremation sends more than 6.8 million tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere every year, caskets take a long time to biodegrade and burial leads to methane emission (the second most prevalent greenhouse gas).
But environmentally-friendly burial options are becoming more prevalent. Wicker and cardboard coffins can replace traditional wood, and dry ice is used rather than formaldehyde.
And green burial services are popping up around the globe to curb post-mortem emissions.
Lightbulbs have changed quite a bit lately. Compact fluorescent lamps were introduced as highly efficient alternatives to traditional bulbs before 100, 75, 60 and 40-watt incandescent lightbulbs are phased out of production by 2014.
The good news is that the bulb is so efficient that if every 60-watt incandescent in the country were replaced, $3.9 billion and 20 million metric tons of carbon emissions would be saved in one year.
The average American throws about 40 percent of their food away every year, and nearly 100 cities have launched composting programs to try and keep it out of landfills.
Curbside composting has spread across the country from uber-green San Francisco, which started their program 15 years ago and now collects more than 600 tons of compost daily.
Of the 250 million tons of trash created in the U.S. in 2010, 34 percent of it was diverted to composting or recycling programs, according to the EPA.
Sustainable fashion has been in vogue and on the radar since the early 1990s, but it’s only gone mainstream recently.
Synthetic fibers like polyester produce significantly more carbon emissions than organic cotton, and quite a few large brands were found to use some harsh chemicals to dye and manufacture their garments.
Either way, ethical and ecological clothing is catching on. H&M is the biggest user of organic cotton in the world, and brands like Nike and Zara have followed suit.