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Leaving PCs on overnight costs companies $2.8B a year

A recent study showed how much energy is wasted, and CO2 emitted, due to unused work computers at night.

Making the right choices to reduce water footprint

Great graphic showing the relative amount of water used by various actions and foods.

51 Realistic Ways Homeowners Can Go Green & Save Serious Money

Great tips that tie together footprint and cash savings.

Carbon Emissions, In Perspective

A chart comparing the impact of various activities and items, to help put them all in perspective.

Get The Most Sustainability Out Of Your Stuff

22 easy tips and ideas that can lessen a persons impact on the environment.

Do-it-yourself: Stop junk mail, email and phone calls

Do-it-yourself: Stop junk mail, email and phone calls

Eat less meat to fight climate change: UN expert

The chair of the UN climate change panel thinks that reducing meat consumption is one of the quickest and easiest ways we can reduce emissions.

Landscape Shading

Shading windows can save a lot of energy. An air conditioner can be 10% more efficient when shaded, as well.

The Pros and Cons of Going Paperless

Thoughts on using technology to significantly reduce paper use.

Why You Will Eat Less in the Future

A good analysis on the impact of overeating, and specifically the consumption of meat.

Home Energy Brief: Kitchen Appliances

Great article on the energy use of kitchen appliances. Includes trends over time and comparisons between variations of appliances.

Eco-Landscaping Tips

Environmentally friendly ways to reduce yard maintenance, costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

50 Ways to Help the Planet

A good list of simple ideas to make a difference.

Fossil Fuel Displacement

A list of about 18 actions and the amount of CO2 they would reduce.

Combating climate change with fewer babies

A report on the environmental impact of children and the important of population control.

Food miles don't feed climate change - meat does

Lately people seem very interested in how far their food is traveling but there is still much debate on how much footprint that travel has. This article says it is trivial compared to the footprint of eating meat.

5 Habits for Greener Computing

A few good tips for ways use a computer more efficiently.

How to Shop and Eat Locally

A good article on the Wired how-to Wiki with tips on how to eat locally.

Low-cost ways to conserve water at home

3 great ideas for how to reduce water use at home, with alternatives.

Consumers Guide: Insulate Your Water Heater Tank for Energy Savings

Great reference for water heater blankets and other forms of insulation. Includes links to installation instructions.
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