CCES managed and oversaw the village's effort to determine its carbon footprint. Prepared data collection sheets to determine energy usage and GHG emissions from businesses, government operations, and residents. Reviewed and upgraded data quality and oversaw calculation of baseline GHG emissions. Presented a town hall lecture on the benefits of being green and provided easy-to-implement tips to reduce energy use, GHG emissions, and save money.
- Village of Milltown, NJ
Village of Milltown, NJ
Monitoring Gas Emissions from Volcanoes to Predict Volcanic Activity
To understand and predict the behaviour of volcanoes an increasing number of scientists are combining geological monitoring and geochemical models. By measuring and monitoring the prevalence of gases like CO2, scientists hope to be able to better predict the likelihood of volcanic eruptions. In 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, releasing 250 million cubic metres of ash into the atmosphere. The eruption disrupted 100,000 flights and 10 million journeys, bringing the global aviation...
Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend
Ten years ago, serendipity set Tristan Lecomte on his path to planting millions of trees around the world. Lecomte was CEO of the French organic and fair trade company Alter Eco, and his eco-conscious consumers were pressing him about his actions on climate change. So Lecomte calculated his company’s carbon footprint and began planting trees in partnership with the Peruvian farmers who supplied Alter Eco with cocoa to both offset the company’s emissions and help the farmers. The 5,000 hardwood trees...
Carbon Sequestration: Addressing Climate Change and Food Security through Sustainable Agriculture
Introduction To meet the demands of a growing, increasingly urban global population (approximately 9 billion by 2050), the World Bank calculates that global food production must increase by 70% in the next 35 years. This is a great challenge not only because of the volume of food that must be produced, but because agricultural conditions will not remain constant or predicable in the years to come. It is still unclear how and to what extent climate change will affect agricultural conditions. Some regions might...
EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016
1 Guidebook Introduction1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the `Guidebook`), following the `Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data` under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how to compile an atmospheric emissions inventory. The Guidebook has been prepared by the Convention`s Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections...
Enhanced waste-management practices reduce carbon emissions and support lower landfill taxes
Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste management’ practices have been introduced to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and to convert waste into useful products. This study investigated the interplay of these two policy options in Belgium, generating findings that could help Europe move towards a resource-efficient, circular economy. Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste management’ practices have been introduced to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and to convert...