Monthly Archives: February 2015
February 26, 2015.
ClimateStore’s mission is to make it easy for people to reduce their individual carbon footprint in the era of human caused climate change. And consistent with our mission, we're taking steps to do our part. Our business operations are carbon neutral, we recycle, encourage employees to take public transit, and participate in community programs. Our latest initiative is joining the Climate Action Business Association! The Climate Action Business Association (CABA) is a coalition of businesses taking action on climate change. Coalition members set policy priorities, and create opportunities for business owners to leverage voice in both city, state, and...
February 18, 2015.
ClimateStore helps people reduce their carbon footprints at home by curating awesome energy efficient and carbon-lowering products from the most innovative brands and manufacturers. We are inspired everyday by like-minded partners that work with us on our mission to make sustainable living easy. One such brand is also our Boston-area neighbor, Preserve Products. ClimateStore offers Preserve food storage containers, plates, bowls, measuring cups and more. We sat down with Preserve to learn why there is more to these kitchen items than meets the eye. Tell us a little about your story. Preserve, a certified B Corporation, was...
February 9, 2015.
In his book Eaarth, Bill McKibben reminds us, "job number one, on almost anyone's list is conservation, because the less power we use, the less sun and wind we'll need to capture." Job number one begins at home, and one of the best ways to begin is to sign up for a home energy assessment. This means asking a qualified home energy auditor to come and inspect your house. Many energy management companies offer this as a free service. Auditors examine the whole house as an energy system. They inspect doors and windows; check the furnace, hot water heater, air-conditioner...
February 2, 2015.
February 2nd is World Wetlands Day; it commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands in 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Though the first World Wetlands Day was celebrated in 1997, over the past 18 years, February 2nd has become the day to honor these unique habitats. Wetlands include swamps, marshes and bogs. Wetlands vary widely in soils, topography, climate, hydrology, water chemistry, and vegetation creating homes for many species. Wetlands are extremely important for adapting to and mitigating climate change. They purify and replenish our water supply, and provide the fish stocks and...