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Overview of Greenhouse Gases

Posted on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 by

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. In 2013, CO2 accounted for about 82% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Carbon dioxide is naturally present in the atmosphere as part of the Earth’s carbon cycle (the natural circulation of carbon among the atmosphere, oceans, soil, plants, and animals). […]

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Carbon Cycle

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

There is a finite amount of carbon on Earth and it cycles. Plants produce leaves and food by pulling CO2 from the air through photosynthesis.  Living creatures eat the plants and other animals that have eaten the plants.  We all breath out and excrete CO2 back into the air.  Roots pull carbon deep underground nourishing […]

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Carbon Farming

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

Carbon farming techniques work with nature.  Nature provides a huge work force to help us thrive, when we work intelligently with our resources.  Her air force of bees alone should make humanity pause in wonder.  Not to mention all the other bugs, birds and then of course there is BACTERIA!

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Green House Gasses (GHG)

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

There’s a reason we’re so interested in carbon. It didn’t take long after the industrial revolution for scientists to become concerned about pollution from carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide… We’ve created a human race against time. Too much pollution in our air creates an (almost) invisible roof over the Earth that traps in our heat […]

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Charts and Stats

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

Measurements are also the best way to know how your green bin contribution is saving the world! When it comes to numbers, Zero is a really great for waste! San Francisco, California is the World Leader in municipal composting.  At over 600 tons per day of compost from green bin collection, the city expects to […]

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The White House says “We Can Reverse Climate Change”

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

On July 31, 2014 the White House and USDA hosted a meeting with food, agriculture and data industry officials in an attempt to encourage innovation to stem the effects of climate change on agriculture and food production…find out how soil can help actually REVERSE the effects of climate change! https://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/08/01/we-can-reverse-climate-change-way-we-grow-food

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Carbon Cycle Enviroliteracy- Learn Some Basic Terms

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

This link provides a great place to start learning about environmental basics https://enviroliteracy.org/article.php/478.html

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California is providing incentives for ranchers

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

Recently we wrote that carbon emissions can be significantly reduced through the widespread application of compost, and now California is providing incentives for ranchers to do it. They can get tradable greenhouse gas emission reduction credits, bringing them another revenue stream for sustainable land management practices that also improves the soil and its ability to hold water. Ranchers can sell them on California’s Greenhouse […]

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