Small Footprint

After decades of splurging on consumerism as if there was no tomorrow and the exhaustion and destruction of so many resources, we all need to make an effort and achieve a smaller footprint.

How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?

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Steps you can take at home to reduce your impact on global warming

Dear EarthTalk: How can I measure—and then improve—my overall “carbon footprint?” What are the major areas of one’s daily life that one measures?
— Andy Fusco, Passaic, NJ

With global warming dominating so many headlines today, it’s no surprise that many of us are looking to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases our activities produce.

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Theo Jansen’s ‘Strandbeest’ sculptures live on the beach

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Theo Jansen’s “Strandbeest” sculptures are more like a species of artificial animals than a work of art. Their movements are incredibly life-like. Meaning “beach animals” in Dutch, Jansen’s creations move with the wind and are made with plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. In the future, he wants to equip them with artificial intelligence, so they know to avoid the water and not drown.

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Catching Waves and Turning Them Into Electricity

An artist’s rendering of experimental buoys made by Carnegie Wave Energy. The buoys harness the motion of waves  off Australia and use it to create electricity and desalinate water CreditCarnegie Wave Energy Limited

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Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

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Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar panels, a retractable wind-turbine, and a design that captures rain water. Inside, you’ll find a kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet, and hot shower.

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