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The U.S.'s biggest emitter is Southern Co. with annual CO2 emissions of 172 million tons.

Carbon Monitoring for Action


Ecosystem Services:

World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The “Buy, Sell, Trade!” game is a role-playing exercise that demonstrates the multiple benefits of preserving ecosystems for the services that they provide. Anyone can play the game, from all parts of society, from different positions, etc. Download the package: trainer notes, handouts & generic PowerPoint presentation.
Clean Production Action
designs and delivers strategic solutions for green chemicals, sustainable materials and environmentally preferable products.



Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, a program of the Green Electronics Council. EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes.' ***see their product search page...***

Meeting Green: The Office Equipment Industry's Guide to Managing Product Emissions. A guide to understanding the different indoor contaminants emitted from electronic office equipment and their health impacts.

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

Greener Computing focuses on the environmental concerns of information technology professionals, covering such topics as energy efficiency, hazardous materials reduction, and disposal and end-of-life issues.
"How IT can cut carbon emissions" McKinsey Quarterly. Information and communications technologies will become a major source of greenhouse gas emissions but can abate far more of them. Oct 2008.
"Greening of Electronic Products: Moving Away from Bromine and Chlorine" Clean Production Action. See similar reports on site.
Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Our goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.

Ceres (“series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.

Government for Business:

Climate Vision—Voluntary Innovative Sector Initiatives: Opportunities Now, a public-private partnership initiative launched by the Department of Energy on February 12, 2003.  The program assists industry efforts to accelerate the transition to best practices, energy technologies, and improved processes that are cost-effective, lower-carbon-emitting, more efficient, and more capable of capturing, removing, or sequestering GHGs.

A Business Guide to U.S. EPA Climate Partnership Programs. Evaluates the environmental and business benefits of participating in voluntary government climate programs. PDF.


Green Biz- online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. It offers more than 8,000 resources, including daily news and feature stories, reports, checklists, case studies, and links to organizations, technical assistance programs, government agencies, and recognition programs.

Climate Biz is a resource center focusing on strategies for companies seeking to reduce their climate "footprint" while saving money and increasing productivity, created in partnership with Business for Social Responsibility.

Environmental Capital Blog. Daily analysis of the business of the environment by The Wall Street Journal.

Environmental News Network.  Business News.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. News.

Sustainable Industries caters to sustainable business leaders on the West Coast, the most dynamic region of the world for sustainable business innovation, and beyond.

Triple Pundit is a blog about integrating people, planet, and profits into today's businesses.

International Union for Conservation of Nature

helps develop conservation science, manages field projects all over the world, and brings together players from different domains and sectors to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice. Business News.


Clean Cargo Working Group is made up of 28 leading multinational manufacturers (shippers) and freight carriers and forwarders (carriers) that are dedicated to integrating environmentally and socially responsible business principles into transportation management. Business for Social Responsibility.


UN's Climate Action "Shock report forecasts huge increase in aviation’s global environmental impacts." A report submitted to the 7th US/Europe ATM R&D Seminar held in Barcelona.  Aviation CO2 emissions globally are forecast to rise from 572 Million tonnes in 2000 to 1228 million by 2025. Aviation emissions on this scale run a severe risk of overwhelming all CO2 reduction targets.





Recent Issues Blog Posts
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    Our Universe is absolutely huge! We are but a speck in space.
  • Climate Accountability of CO2
    The Climate Accountability Institute has updated its Carbon Majors Project which details the direct and product-related emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries through 2013.
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    Our oceans are but a thin film on Earth's surface.
Recent Building Blog Posts
  • Shell Bathrooms
    Cover your bathroom walls with shells!
  • Shell Fireplaces
    Options are to glue gun the shells on top or mortar the shells into a surface thinset.
  • Shell Buildings
    Waterproof, strong and long lasting. We have been decorating our homes with shells for thousands of years...
  • Shell Walls
    Shell encrusted walls were all the rage in the 1700s...and there seems to be a resurgence.
  • Straw Bale Greenhouses
    With a minimum R value of 38, straw bale is always a great choice for at least one wall in a cold climate greenhouse.
  • Shed of the Year
    Each year in the UK there is a Shed of the Year Contest.
Recent Art Blog Posts
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    Fallen tree trunks carved into functional art.
  • Shell Mirrors
    Covering mirror frames with shells.
  • Shell Art
    Shell as art medium. We carve them, polish them into wampum, sew them onto fabric, paint them, embed them, glue them.
  • Shell Furniture
    Adorn or encrust your old furniture in shells.
  • Honey Godesses
    Honey and butterfly Godess paintings by Lea Bradovich.
  • Robert Tatin
    Robert Tatin's sculptural retirement home in France.
Recent Movies Blog Posts