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Weddings go green

With June, the traditional bridal month, fast approaching, ClimateYou is pleased to provide some examples and some tips for a green wedding, courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor.

 
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Report: Climate change crisis ‘catastrophic’

A new UN publication, “Human Impact Report: Climate Change — The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis” says that 300 million people are already seriously affected by climate change, and 300,000 die every year from its effects. These numbers will double by 2030. According to ex-Secretary General Kofi Annan, climate change is a pervasive security issue

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Powering our way out of poverty

Almost 130 years since the electric light bulb was invented, over 2 billion people on the planet have no access to electricity.  In order to survive, people living in the developing world must use traditional fuel sources (wood, kerosene), which are extremely detrimental to the environment and contribute to global warming.  Providing the poor with cleaner, renewable

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Keeping the cold in

How do you minimize your refrigerator’s carbon footprint, short of buying a new, efficient one? Keep the cooling section full, but allow air to circulate. Pack the freezer tightly. Add ice trays if it’s not quite full. Let food cool before refrigerating it. Open the door as little as possible.

 
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Bill Clinton to cities: Act on climate

Bill Clinton urged the mayors attending the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in Seoul to take the lead in fighting climate change.  Don’t wait for nations to take the lead, echoed David Miller, the mayor of Toronto. Cities more than countries can act and cooperate to counter climate change.  Examples include Toronto’s tower renewal project,

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