Climate Change

The New Carlisle Solar Challenge is Launched!

CarlisleSolarThe Carlisle Solar Challenge is a community solar campaign sponsored by the Carlisle Energy Task Force with support from the Town of Carlisle.  The objective of the Carlisle Solar Challenge is to make it easier and more affordable for Carlisle residents to adopt and own residential solar energy systems. Our goal is to double the amount of residential solar from about 70 solar systems today to more than 140 home solar systems by the end of 2015.  Request a Free Home Solar Evaluation Continue reading

IPCC Issues its 5th Assessment Report on Climate Change

“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and oceanclimate have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased” Source IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report Summary for Policymakers Page 4

Visit the IPCC website.

EPA ActOnClimate Today Tips

Climate change is a serious threat to the health and welfare of American families. EPA is taking common-sense action to reduce carbon pollution and promote a cleaner energy economy. Meanwhile, many families, communities, businesses, and states are taking action to reduce carbon pollution.

For Earth Month, we’re sharing 30 tips to help you act on climate. Help us spread the word! Share these tips with your friends and family on social media using the #ActOnClimate hashtag. Learn more…

Recommended Read

coolersmarter

Cooler Smarter is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists. While other green guides suggest an array of tips, Cooler Smarter offers proven strategies to cut carbon, with chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, and elected officials. The book explains how to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff.

Check it out!

What We Eat Matters

groceries How much meat and dairy products we eat isn’t just a health issue, it’s also an environmental issue. Environmental Working Group has done research and calculated the life cycle total of greenhouse gas emissions for common protein foods and vegetables. Click here to see the comparison chart and explore their informative website.

If you want to go deeper into this important topic, Johns Hopkins offers a free online course called Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment

Check out this TED talk by New York Times food writer Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat

April 22 is Earth Day

climateAll across the globe people are celebrating Earth Day. This year’s theme is “The Face of Climate Change”.

For more information visit the Earth Day website at : http://www.earthday.org/2013/.

Follow  #earthday on twitter.

 

 

 

 

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