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Help Gaiam Plant Trees

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | June 30th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: climate change, Earth Day, environment, environmental challenges, gaiam, Go Zero, planting trees, The Conservation Fund, trees

How can you reduce your carbon footprint? You can help Gaiam plant new forests that absorb thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program.

Watch the video above to see how The Conservation Fund’s partnership with Gaiam, Gaiam customers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has helped address two of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges — habitat loss and climate change.

Is Feeding Birds “For the Birds”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews by Candice Gaukel Andrews | March 15th, 2010 | 9 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: Antarctica, bird feeders, bird seed, bird watching, cleaning bird feeders, climate change, environment, evolution, global-warming, migration, Newfoundland, planting trees

Birds in Newfoundland

One in five Americans considers himself or herself a “bird watcher,” according to a report published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last summer. Going by the report’s guidelines, in order to qualify as a “bird watcher,” you either had to have taken a trip one mile or more away from home for the primary purpose of watching birds, or you had to have closely observed birds around your house. If you mostly spotted birds passively — while mowing the yard, for example, or while at a zoo — you would not be counted as a “bird watcher.”

Do You Find Carbon Offsets Off-Putting?

Candice Gaukel Andrews by Candice Gaukel Andrews | March 11th, 2009 | 12 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: air travel, carbon offsets, CO2, global-warming, greenhouse gases, planting trees, solar power plants

carbon_13I’ll admit that math has never been my best subject. But I have a pretty good grasp of its basic concepts — and I wonder if the relatively new phenomenon of “carbon offsets” adds up.