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Exxon warns investors of climate risk

Exxon warns investors of climate risk

Exxon/Mobil admits that fossil fuels are risky Exxon warns investors of climate risk. When Exxon/Mobil admits that fossil fuels are risky, that’s saying A LOT. Our nation’s largest oil company’s board evaluated climate change as a significant business risk. This risk is on par with operational, strategic, and financial risks that are usually taken into…

Methane is a climate change culprit

Methane is a climate change culprit

Addressing methane emissions is the most pressing emissions issue Addressing methane is the most pressing issue we should address so as to prevent more heat-trapping, climate-warming emissions in our atmosphere. Methane is Like CO2 on Steroids says a Sightline Institute article. It’s not the only scientific article warning of the critical and immediate threat to…

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 –…

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….

A new standard for aviation sustainability

A new standard for aviation sustainability

Aviation has an incredible history of innovation, and the sky is the limit when it comes to cutting emissions from this major industry. The first step in taking environmental action is understanding and measuring your aviation environmental impact. Carbon neutral is just the beginning, but CO2 alone only accounts for 1/3 the impact from flying….

Washington takes the lead with Climate Commitment Act

Washington takes the lead with Climate Commitment Act

Climate Commitment Act Moves to Senate Floor In 2021, the Washington Legislature passed the Climate Commitment Act, or CCA, which establishes a comprehensive program to reduce carbon pollution and achieve the greenhouse gas limits set in state law. The program will start Jan. 1, 2023. This puts Washington on a path to meet the greenhouse…

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