Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

Panera Bread introduces label

Panera Bread introduces label to designate items with low carbon footprint

If you enjoy eating at Panera Bread, you might notice a new label on their menus that is intended to help customers make eco-conscious choices. This week, the national soup and sandwich chain announced the Cool Food Meal label, which is placed beside menus items that have a carbon footprint Read More...

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Swedish grocery store prices items based on their carbon footprint

We make decisions at the grocery store based on how much things cost, but when was the last time you made a purchase decision based on the carbon cost of a product? A new grocery store in Sweden is making it easier to shop consciously with the price of items based on their carbon Read More...

This company makes it so easy

This company makes it so easy to transition your home to renewable energy

If you already use a reusable coffee cup, bike to work, and have your own compost bin, you might be asking yourself, what else can I do to reduce my carbon footprint? A new app from a company called Arcadia could be the solution in taking your personal environmental action to the next Read More...

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Cut your food’s carbon footprint with these colorful charts

“Eat local.” It’s a recommendation you’ve probably heard before. Environmental advocates and even the United Nations have hyped a “locavore” diet as a way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the climate. The basic idea is that more transportation leads to more emissions, so you Read More...

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This credit card tracks your personal carbon emissions

If you want to make your carbon footprint smaller, you have to realize the carbon emissions you indirectly create every time you spend money (unless you’re buying carbon offsets). Tracking the amount of emissions that come with your spending is somewhat of an impossible task, but now there’s a Read More...

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How heat pumps could reduce the high carbon footprint of heating your house

Heat pumps could be the answer to offsetting the considerably high carbon footprint of heating people’s homes during the cold season. Compared to furnaces and boilers, heat pumps are more energy efficient as they simply move heat from one place to another, and can both heat and cool the home. Read More...

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This unexpected factor is causing America’s big dip in CO2 emissions

A recent report has found that the carbon footprint from generating electricity has dropped to an all-time low since 1987. While the adoption of renewables or the shift from coal to natural gas would seem like the likely cause for the decrease, it’s actually the reduced industrial demand for Read More...

State of the Union Paints Posi

State of the Union Paints Positive Picture for US

President Obama started off his State of the Union address last Tuesday by highlighting some of top milestone accomplished during his tenure: the smallest number of unemployed citizens in 5 years, childhood obesity rates lowest in 30 years, and the US replacing China as the #1 place to visit. Read More...

Interview with Melanie Cheng,

Interview with Melanie Cheng, founder of FarmsReach

While economic upheaval has caused many businesses to fail, Ode has interviewed several entrepreneurs who have found ways to thrive and remain focused on positive social change. We interviewed them about their companies, how they view the current economic situation, how they define success, and how Read More...