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All posts from August 2021

Climate plans in Washington’s largest cities

Climate plans in Washington’s largest cities

Climate planning is a priority. In the top ten cities in Washington State, see what’s happening. Cities and counties below are taking action. While not an all-inclusive list, this shows that planning and priorities are being set for climate action in Washington state. Bainbridge Island Climate Action Plan – October 2020 Climate Resiliency Plan –…

Switch to reusable cups? How to start…

Switch to reusable cups? How to start…

Want to switch to reusable cups? Here’s how to get started Nearly 250 billion single-use cups are used globally every year — most of which end up in a landfill. The environmental, economic and social costs are mounting. Reusable cups are quickly emerging as a fundamentally better alternative to single-use ones, not to mention that converting 20%…

Climate risk is catalyzing unlikely collaboration

Climate risk is catalyzing unlikely collaboration

Environmentalists and dam operators try to make peace Unlikely partners are getting more clean energy from hydro-power while reducing the environmental harm from dams. The industry that operates America’s hydroelectric dams and several environmental groups announced an unusual agreement to work together to get more clean energy from hydro-power while reducing the environmental harm from dams. It…

GM to Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

GM to Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

Days of internal combustion engine numbered The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered. General Motors announced that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks, selling only zero-emission vehicles by 2035. “As we advance our vision for a zero-emissions, all-electric future, we will prioritize climate actions that are inclusive for our current and…

Use cloth instead of paper towels

Use cloth instead of paper towels

Use cloth instead of paper to clean the house  Limiting the number of paper towels you throw away is one way to reduce your personal impact on the planet. It may seem like a tiny thing, but it makes a difference. When trash sits in landfill, it emits methane—a greenhouse gas that traps more heat than carbon….

Regenerative annual cropping

Regenerative annual cropping

Regenerative Annual Cropping Project Drawdown defines regenerative annual cropping as: any annual cropping system that includes at least four of the following six practices: compost application, cover crops, crop rotation, green manures, no-till or reduced tillage, and/or organic production. These practices sequester carbon in soils and reduce emissions at modest rates, but have wide adoption potential and thus…

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