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Join us as we examine in depth ways to reduce our carbon footprints. We’ll be going over how they help you cut back, but also how they might fail at improving your footprint. In past installments, we’ve covered carbon footprints of biking, housing, and lighting. Today’s topic:  telecommuting. Telecommuting, or working from home, is a

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Winter is here. Perhaps you’ve been drinking hot chocolate and making snowmen, or curling up to binge watch TV series. In Vancouver, winter means slogging through rain just a little bit colder than usual. But winter should also make us think about our carbon footprint. On one hand, winter means we can often save on air conditioning for our homes

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We all agree that it’s important to reduce our carbon footprints, and we all have a vague idea of what sorts of activities we could do to make this happen. However, when we make decisions to give up driving or go vegetarian, we don’t always know exactly what’s happening. In this series, we’ll try to

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Incandescent lighting was revolutionary when it was developed in the 19th century. But, compared to LEDs and CFLs, incandescents are inefficient and short lived. “But,” you say, “LED bulbs are still too expensive. Should I switch to LED lighting? How much will I save from LED lighting? And just how good are LED lights?” Nobel-prize-winning

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