All tagged Environment

Happy Earth Overshoot Day

Today, August 13th, is Earth Overshoot Day 2015. That means that in the past 225 days we've consumed as much natural resources as the Earth produces in an entire year. From here on out—a full 140 days—we're on borrowed time.

Banning The Plastic Bag

Last week Hawaii became the first in the U.S. to ban plastic shopping bags statewide. The island of Oahu, home to two-thirds of Hawaii's population, joined its neighbors in outlawing non-compostable and non-recyclable bags, effectively making it a total state ban.

The Happy Planet Index

With the 300,000-person strong People’s Climate March taking place in New York this past Sunday and the UN Climate Summit convening yesterday, the topic of climate solutions is on everyone's mind. How do we turn the corner at a time when the bad news about the environment seems to only be accelerating?