Environment Forum

True or false? Online shopping greener than the mall

September 29, 2010

Mario Gagarin, who works for United Parcel Service, balances packages as he makes deliveries in Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang  Unless you’re in the habit of purchasing bulk orders when you shop online, you can ditch the notion you are helping the environment by skipping a trip to the mall, a recent study has found.

“taking cars off the road”, or climate tokenism?

July 2, 2009

There’s no shortage of references these days in corporate and government¬†reports to earnest, new steps to fight climate change. Often they promise¬†to make carbon emissions cuts equivalent to taking millions of cars off the road…