Climate change, global warming, superstorms, rising sea levels, burning forests, human migration…they all add up to a daunting sense of oppression, doom and gloom, and hopelessness. With such massive problems seemingly all around us, many struggle to know how to proceed, how to make a positive change, and how to engage. Following is one individual’s … Continue reading What’s Your ‘Local’ Superpower?
Category: Carbon Footprint
JCOF Recruited by Tidelines Institute
Alaska’s Tidelines Institute has recruited the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund to provide carbon-reducing services and an educational opportunity for two of its 2021 summer course offerings. Tidelines Institute is dedicated to education, research, and community. In its field-based courses, students undertake wilderness exploration, subsistence living, and a rigorous scientific curriculum and research, honing tangible scientific … Continue reading JCOF Recruited by Tidelines Institute
JCOF partners with THRHA to make home safer, slash heating bills, eliminate emissions Twenty homes, twenty heat pumps, 23 months. These numbers bring smiles to the faces of all those who have been involved with the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund, including the families receiving the heat pumps! The success to date of JCOF and its … Continue reading Partnership
How Do Carbon Offsets Work?
Even though carbon offsetting has become fairly commonplace as a carbon footprint shrinking tool, many would-be offsetters still have lingering questions. In her great encapsulation of offsetting in the Washington Post, Sarah Kaplan distills the valuable practice and makes it accessible. Without systemic changes in the way society functions — an electric grid powered completely … Continue reading How Do Carbon Offsets Work?
If you take an airplane trip, can you make up for the planet-warming emissions from that flight by doing things like driving less and turning off the lights in your house? The answer is yes, but one choice might be far more effective than the other. And, according to a new study, most people are … Continue reading