What do you get when you mix a huge venue, thousands of people, cars, RVs, and massive amounts of sound equipment, electronics and spotlights? It has the makings of an incredible concert, but the real answer is: a LOT of carbon emissions.
How much time are you willing to dedicate to reducing your carbon footprint? A lifetime? A year? A week?
How about an hour?
Earth Hour, that is. Whether you’re just beginning your quest to live greener or you’re a seasoned veteran of reducing, reusing and recycling, participating in Earth Hour is a great way to raise awareness about climate change, global warming and environmental issues!
Recently, we covered some of our top tips for green home improvements and remodeling, such as switching to energy efficient heating/cooling systems and ensuring that your home is properly insulated. An eco-friendly home is the first step towards carbon neutrality!
Below, we’ve got a few more suggestions for your green, dream home:
First Ever Carbon Neutral Tour by Portugal The Man
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) and JustGreen Lifestyle, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand, today announced a partnership to make Live Nation's concert venues more environmentally sustainable. JustGreen Lifestyle, will audit 85 participating concert venues in the United States to evaluate energy use and purchase carbon offsets to bring the concerts carbon neutral. Additionally, JustGreen Lifestyle will conduct an energy audit and purchase carbon offsets for alternative rock band, Portugal.
Often referred to as ‘the next carbon’, water is emerging as a major sustainability challenge facing societies globally. Mega-trends such as population growth, forecast to reach nine billion globally by the middle of the century; the resultant increased agricultural demand; and climate change, are among the main drivers of this issue.
Waste reduction is a fundamental tenet of sustainability and recycling is an integral element of any solid waste management plan. It is especially important to recycle paper to avoid the generation of methane emissions in landfills.
All of SFPNA’s coated fine papers are recyclable, and we are strong proponents of educational outreach regarding the recovery of paper.
Ongoing public concerns about climate change, energy security and economic conditions keep energy use and greenhouse gas emissions top of mind for our key stakeholders.
Energy is the third largest draw on our operating costs behind wood fiber and chemicals.
As such, we hold a long-standing commitment to control energy usage. Environmental impact is affected not only by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed. SFPNA has made significant effort to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to separate our operations from the volatility of energy prices.