Drive Down Emissions and Put Money in Your Pocket: All About Carbon Fee and Dividend

Image Credit: US Department of Agriculture You can’t read very much about climate change before learning that 97% of scientists are in consensus about the man-made nature of the crisis. But what about the economists? A less well-known fact is that just as many economists agree on an impactful way to decrease pollution and create … Continue reading Drive Down Emissions and Put Money in Your Pocket: All About Carbon Fee and Dividend

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What Can I Do About Climate Change?

The last of the napkins, receipts, and assorted papers settled back down as I closed the door; sealing off the restaurant from the blustery, Pittsburgh night. “Are you still serving food?” I asked of the bartender. “Sure,” he replied. It seemed like a pertinent question at 11pm. Conferences let out so late. This past October, … Continue reading What Can I Do About Climate Change?

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When Recycling Plastic Beverage Bottles, Every Drop Counts

“There’s no point in recycling,” goes the argument, “because it’s just a drop in the bucket.” How much can it really accomplish? Why should people spend energy on trivial things like recycling or reusable shopping bags when it feels like you are trying to push back the tide with your bare hands? Just one drop … Continue reading When Recycling Plastic Beverage Bottles, Every Drop Counts

Five Reasons I Love ‘Light Green’

Happy “Bike to Work Day!” As many people did this morning, I used my bike pedal to get to work instead of my gas pedal. My reason was primarily environmental: why contribute to climate change when I can make the trip emissions free and enjoy some fresh air to boot?  It’s a tiny thing in the … Continue reading Five Reasons I Love ‘Light Green’