19 mayors, thousands of buildings, zero carbon emissions by 2030

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A coalition formed by 19 mayors of major U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. have proposed a plan that will ensure all new buildings be net-zero carbon by 2030. The mayors are part of an extraordinary group of climate sustainable cities pledged to climate action known as the C40. Together, building and construction account for 39% of energy related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions globally, as well as 36% of final energy use. The initiative is part of a longer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Carbon Engineering cuts cost of carbon capture to less than $100 per ton

Carbon Engineering, a British Columbia-based company that has the financial backing of Bill Gates, has released a peer-reviewed study that demonstrates how the company’s technology is capable of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at a cost of less than $100 per ton. This price represents a significant drop from current costs, which can run as high as $600 per ton. “This is a real step forward, and it’s not just our company saying it,” Carbon Engineering co-founder David Keith told BBC News…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Global tourism’s carbon footprint is four times bigger than we thought

For the first time, the carbon footprint related to tourism around the world was been quantified in research led by the Integrated Sustainability Analysis supply-chain research group at the University of Sydney. The analysis accounted for all components of the tourism industry, from travel to souvenirs, and reveals the greenhouse gas emissions of global tourism to be a rising contributor to climate change. Researchers found that the global impact of tourism is four times greater than previous assessments,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dreamy cabin harvests rainwater and natural light for a minimal carbon footprint

Nevada-based INCLINEDESIGN proves sustainable infrastructure can be beautiful in this dreamy timber cabin on Lopez Island, Washington. Available in the summer as a vacation rental, the Barn Gallery guesthouse is a showcase of eco-friendly design from its use of reclaimed timber and metal to its elegantly crafted rainwater catchment system. Surrounded by four acres of woodland and private meadow, the guesthouse faces southwest for views of a secluded waterfront bluff.

The Barn Gallery… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sweden passes law to become carbon neutral by 2045

Sweden just took a huge step to become a cleaner, greener country. Their parliament just passed a law – 254 to 41 votes – to slash carbon emissions all the way down to zero by 2045. The move makes them the first country upgrade its goal since the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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Scientists discover immense pool of molten carbon beneath the Western United States

In what could be some of the worst news for climate change since the election of Donald Trump, a group of scientists have discovered a massive reservoir of melting carbon hidden deep under the western United States. Previously undiscovered, the researchers used the world’s largest array of seismic sensors to map the reservoir, with covers an area of about 695,000 square miles and challenges everything scientists have previously thought about the amounts of carbon trapped inside the Earth. To make… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Eco architect William McDonough unveils new language to end the war on carbon

The first way to end the war on carbon, according to the co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, is to stop calling it a war. William McDonough, who recently unveiled plans for the Silicon Valley of Agriculture in Denmark, published a new language for carbon in the journal Nature that acknowledges the way it can be used “safely, productively and profitably.”

“Climate change is the result of breakdowns in the carbon cycle caused by us: it is a design failure,”… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Why sending an email can increase your carbon footprint

Your carbon footprint is greater than just the fossil fuels burned in traveling and construction—it encompasses your digital activities too. As if spam emails weren’t bad enough, Fuel Fighter points out how an action as seemingly innocuous as a Google search could add to your carbon footprint. Data centers, which are the engines of the Internet, require massive amounts of energy to run and, according to Gartner, are said to account for almost a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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A tree instead of a head stone . Lock up your carbon in a tree and not the at the atmosphere,leave a footprint to be proud of. Leave a cleaner world for future generations. www.greenhaven.org.uk