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The Lens of Upfront Carbon

In this excerpt, Alter outlines the two sides of the carbon-emission reduction battleground – the supply side and the demand side – and why one might be the more important one to pay attention to in order to mitigate climate change.

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Make Mobility More Sustainable

In How We Gather Matters, Leor Rotchild shows how partnering a bicycle service, Cyclepalooza, and the Calgary Stampede was a perfect match.

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Why I Love Foraging: A Small Sample of Reasons

Cutting grocery bills and your carbon footprint, while adding healthy, seasonal food to your diet and connecting with the land in your region all seem like pretty great motivations to start exploring the world of foraging. Author Mikaela Cannon walks us through the woods, and through her list of reasons to forage—from learning more about how local indigenous peoples lived on the land, to chipping away at today’s shocking grocery bills.

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The Story of Upfront Carbon

We must cut carbon emissions to halt climate change. But they aren't just produced by driving a car or heating a home. Upfront carbon – all emissions involved in manufacturing an item – can dwarf operating emissions, which is why when you look at the world through the lens of upfront carbon, everything changes.

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Author Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter is a writer, public speaker, architect, inventor, and Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Design at Toronto Metropolitan University. He has published many thousands of articles on diverse platforms such as TreeHugger, Planet Green, and The Guardian. Lloyd is the author of Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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