You can’t ignore the dire warnings of the IPCC’s 6th climate assessment report. The proof presents itself as we witness centuries-old forests burn, German villages flood, and arctic glaciers melt. We know that carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change. However, short-lived pollutants—like methane—can be far more potent—hundreds to thousands of times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
Cows beset with flatulence, spewing oil and gas wells, and waste fermenting in our landfills produce methane.
Waste from homes and businesses and the methane generated in landfills as waste decomposes is the third-largest source of CH4 emissions in the United States.
Reducing our waste is something we can do right now, and it’s evolved from the notion of vestibules that separate paper, plastic, and glass. It requires commitment and planning.
At home, it seems simple, but the approach in our workplace, be it corporate or small business, can make even bigger impacts but can be daunting.
How does one begin the journey as a business owner or an engaged earth champion at work?Continue reading “Sustainable Business Practices are Imperative for our Future ￼”