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Commuters: Be Green and Frugal

Commuters: Be Green and Frugal | green infographics | Scoop.it
With the recent spike in gas prices, conservation and gas credit cards are among the tools you can use to control costs and carbon emissions.

You may feel you’re forced to choose between being environmentally conscientious and staying within your budget. Well, you’re in luck. When it comes to transportation, you can often have your cake and eat it too. When you reduce your travel-related greenhouse gas emissions, you usually are being thrifty as well. It’s a win-win.

Transportation is the second largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions; the electric power industry is number one. The focus here is transportation because as an individual, it is the sector in which you have the most control...

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Mapping Global Water Stress

Mapping Global Water Stress | green infographics | Scoop.it

Water scarcity is likely to be one of the great problems facing the planet this century. Various risk factors contribute to the scarcity of clean water. A new mapping tool from the World Resources Institute visualizes how those risk factors can combine to create large problems, or how conditions can be improved to reduce the potential for water shortages between now and 2095.

The Water Risk Atlas shows how variable environmental conditions, human activities and regulatory environments affect the stability of water sources all over the world. One-year and three-year socioeconomic droughts can be displayed, as can baseline water stress, seasonal variability, inter-annual variability, and flood frequency. The tool also shows projected water stress levels for the years 2025, 2050 and 2095, under three different climate change scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Water and Development

Water and Development | green infographics | Scoop.it

When access to clean drinking water is an issue, it creates a web of developmental problems for a community.  For a video with more information about water/development statistics, but the organization http://charitywater.org see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg&feature=player_embedded


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No Kid Hungry: Campaign to End Childhood Hunger

No Kid Hungry: Campaign to End Childhood Hunger | green infographics | Scoop.it
The thought of children going to sleep hungry anywhere in the world is tough to swallow.

People may think that hunger is a problem which resides firmly in the hands of third world countries — but they’re mistaken. America has a problem too. America has the food and programs in place to end childhood hunger, but they are up against a lot: the stigmas and embarrassments that surround hunger, the challenges presented by access to healthy food, and the struggle to connect children with the resources they need to thrive.
In 1983, actor Jeff Bridges founded the End Hunger Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding children around the world. It works with the entertainment industry and partners to produce and support media projects to end U.S. childhood hunger. They have recently partnered with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. This newly formed partnership will help make this goal even more attainable...

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Solar Infographic: A Look at Solar Growth in the US

Solar Infographic: A Look at Solar Growth in the US | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic on solar growth in the US sheds interesting light (pun intended) on just how rapidly this renewable energy market has been growing

Source: Clean Technica

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Go Green When Moving By Reusing, Reducing, And Recycling – Infographic

Go Green When Moving By Reusing, Reducing, And Recycling – Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

From data from the U.S. Census, the average American will end up moving 11 times in his or her lifetime. Each time someone moves, it has a negative effect on the environment. Fortunately, the damage you do depends on the distance you travel when moving. We learn from this infographic:
1. 50% of Americans move a short distance, less than 10 miles
2. 24% of Americans move a medium distance, which is less than 50 miles
3. 26% of Americans do the long haul, and move long distances (more than 50 miles)
In order to best make your move green, you can start by choosing plastic containers over cardboard boxes. A typical plastic container can be used an average of 400 times, while a cardboard box gets used on average 2.5 times. It takes an astounding 90% less energy to recycling one pound of plastic than to recycle one pound of cardboard or paper...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Green Movement Status Check, Post-Earth Day

INFOGRAPHIC: Green Movement Status Check, Post-Earth Day | green infographics | Scoop.it
The U.S. green movement has been a rollercoaster of support, progress, opposition and steps backward. So what’s really going on right now? Studies have shown the growth of green initiatives, from alternative energy to sustainable building, has been almost stagnant since last year. The unstable economy has pressured many American businesses to tighten their purses and take a conservative, skeptical approach to implementing green initiatives in their operations. While working toward energy conservation means a more sustainable business and can lower long-term costs, financial payoff won’t necessarily come along for years, sometimes decades.

But slow growth doesn’t necessarily mean we’re abandoning the green front. In many cases, it means the early surge of green projects from the turn of the decade have been approaching completion between 2011-2012. The U.S. Green Building Council reported that the existing buildings certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program exceeded the number of new construction projects this year for the first time. In sheer footage, the USGBC recorded over 1.8 billion square feet of LEED-certified space. This means the U.S. is now seeing a record number of real, functioning buildings designed for reduced carbon emissions and sustainability...

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10 Food Infographics That Have Us Consciously Consuming

A collection of informative infographics exploring food topics like vegetarianism, seasonal eating, fast food, food waste, and artisan gelato.

Food. For some people, it’s a simple necessity. For others, it’s a reason for living. Regardless of where you fall on the foodie spectrum, you’re sure to learn something from this selection of food infographics, which explore everything from seasonable eating to food waste...

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10 Infographics for Earth Day

10 Infographics for Earth Day | green infographics | Scoop.it

There’s no better day than Earth Day to learn more about the planet we call home.

To help, we're presenting 10 informative graphic representations of the Earth, providing data, statistics, and information on everything from population density to ocean currents to Twitter connections...

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Footspotting: Global Carbon Footprint Infographic

Footspotting: Global Carbon Footprint Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

As Sustainability month draws to a close, we've dug up a gem from the Coroflot archives: Stanford Kay's excellent infographic of global carbon emissions.

Kay's design succeeds in representing a potentially overwhelming set of data on several levels: some 200+ different countries are represented by bubbles, color-coded by continent, where the size of each is proportional to its carbon emissions.

Moreover, the arrangement of the bubbles completes the metaphor, adding a further dimension of scale to the graphic: it is difficult, if not impossible, to see the big picture when one is perusing the names of the individual countries. Thus, Kay's infographic also reminds us not to miss the forest for the trees.

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Cool Infographics - Blog - Lakes & Oceans: A Deep Infographic

Cool Infographics - Blog - Lakes & Oceans: A Deep Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Another great infographic from Randall Munroe’s xkcd online comic. Lakes & Oceans visualizes the various depths of the worlds water, and even includes…a mysterious door that James Cameron built his deep-sea submersible to reach at the bottom of the Marianas Trench and open?

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TakePart Infographic: Not A Drop to Drink

TakePart Infographic: Not A Drop to Drink | green infographics | Scoop.it

You’ve heard there’s a water crisis. But, what does that mean? When water flows in seemingly limitless quantities out of the tap and gets trucked to cities in bottles by the ton, it doesn’t seem like water is something we’re in danger of losing.

 

Water quantity and quality should be a top issue for Americans. In this infographic created with TakePart are the four major components of the issue, and how they’re all connected.

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Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends

Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how much trash you create over the course of a year? The amount may surprise you! This infographic to show you the dirty details on just how much garbage is generated and recycled across the globe...

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Americans Support Funding For Sidewalks And Bike Lanes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Americans Support Funding For Sidewalks And Bike Lanes [INFOGRAPHIC] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Americans Support Funding For Sidewalks And Bike Lanes [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Mind your textile waste: Infographic

Mind your textile waste: Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it
Here's the skinny on trash trends: Of the roughly 13 million tons of textiles tossed each year, only about 15% are recovered for reuse or recycling.
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Could there be 'Water Wars' in the Future?

Could there be 'Water Wars' in the Future? | green infographics | Scoop.it

The debate on aquifers continues as new technologies designed by oil companies are able to tap historic water reserves deep in the Earth's crust.  The geopolitical significance of water rises as population growth within dry climates continue to rise.   As more countries (and people) compete for limited resources, outbreaks of armed conflict becomes more likely.   The more pertinent question might not be 'if' but 'when.'


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The Environmental Impact Of Your Pointless Googling

The Environmental Impact Of Your Pointless Googling | green infographics | Scoop.it

Those cat videos don’t come out of thin air. Each time you use the internet, massive data servers need power, and power causes emissions. While tech companies are trying to be more efficient and use renewable energy, there is still a cost to every search.

Backers of the Net have long pushed environmental benefits. And it’s true that the Net has allowed us to use less energy by dematerializing many essential activities.

Having said that, the Net’s environmental impact is not bupkis. Recently, campaigners have been sounding the alarm about the cloud-related expansion of data centers around the country, with well-known companies accused of using less-than-clean energy sources to power them.

This infographic by Wordstream points to both sides of the issue...

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How Green is the iPad? [Infographic]

How Green is the iPad? [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

The iPad is by far the most popular tablet on the market today, but have you ever wondered how large of an environmental footprint the iPad makes?

Sortable.com has put together an infographic that looks at how green the iPad really is, also look at:
- The total emissions produced by the iPad
- The environmental impact of the iDatacenter
- Electronic waste and how Apple is trying to decrease it

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Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water

Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water | green infographics | Scoop.it
Find out all the hidden ways your daily habits add to your water footprint on a typical day.

 

In America, the average person uses nearly 2,000 gallons of water per day. Every time you flush the toilet, wash your hands, drive your car, or take a bite of your lunch, you're using water. The biggest surprise may be that 95 percent of your water footprint isn't from a long shower or running your washing machine—it's from the food, energy and products you use every day. Check out our interactive infographic that shows all the ways your daily dose of water adds up on a typical day...

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Some Like it Cold: effects of global warming

Some Like it Cold: effects of global warming | green infographics | Scoop.it

Polar regions have suffered dramatically the consequences of global warming: ice melting, rising temperatures and the consequent transformation of flora and fauna are just few of the deep changes that marked these regions in an irreversible manner and will influence future human life and activities.
This visualization aims to highlight the main factors that have brought these changes. The top graph shows the relationships data between temperature, carbon dioxide concentration & sea-ice in the last century- we have then developed two different future trends.
The polar regions system map, designed as the structure of an ice crystal, shows the complex tangle of relationships and flows, highlighting the importance of each element for the whole system's balance.
Ice is in the centre of the visualization, as it’s the core of the entire polar environment and influences all other characters, while on the top are greenhouse gases- the primary responsible of increasing temperature and of climatic mutation in Arctic and Antarctic.
The analysis shows crearly how polar regions heavily suffer a phenomenon to which they contribute minimally, but provoking chilling consequences which involve the whole world...

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Solar Power - CleanTechnica

Solar Power - CleanTechnica | green infographics | Scoop.it

No other energy source compares to the energy potential of solar. When looking at the images, note that circles for Coal, Uranium, Petroleum, and Natural Gas are TOTAL recoverable reserves whereas the renewable energy circles (including the giant solar energy one) are PER YEAR.
Bottom line: Solar energy is the most abundant energy source on the planet.
For a micro-scale example, the solar energy hitting the state of Texas each month is equal to the total amount of energy the Texas oil and gas industry has ever produced...

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Celebrate Earth Day 2012 | Certification Map

Celebrate Earth Day 2012 | Certification Map | green infographics | Scoop.it
This year, Earth Day will bring together people of all ages and from all corners of the Earth to support the environment according to Earth Day Network.

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, and this year marks the 42nd anniversary of what many have come to consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year, Earth Day will act as a launch pad for driving engagement and action to the environmental movement, according to Earth Day Network. The movement hopes to bring together people of all ages and from all corners of the Earth to call upon local, national and global leaders to support the environment.

Educating our communities and our children is a key component of environmental sustainability. Because of this, we here at CertificationMap.com are doing our part to raise awareness about how our actions are affecting our animal counterparts...

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Collaborative Consumption Infographics

Collaborative Consumption Infographics | green infographics | Scoop.it
The Unstash manifesto shows one way in which social enterprises are using various methods to get their message and mission across. Whether it be through text, social media strategies, videos or a hypervisual method like the one featured here, it’s more important than ever to set your social business or social enterprise apart through branding strategies.

But of course, it’s about more than mere branding. The Unstash manifesto is like a collision of mantras that explores the values behind this collaborative consumption-pushing start-up.

With phrases like “We live lightly and yet deeply,” “We dream that one day ‘not owning’ things will be cooler than owning them,” and “We will leave this world better than the way we found it,” the Unstash manifesto mixes altruism with action.

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Infographic: Why Don't Americans Recycle?

Infographic: Why Don't Americans Recycle? | green infographics | Scoop.it
Just half of Americans recycle daily, and 13 percent don't recycle at all.

Most recognize the benefits of recycling, but they're often not sure what can be recycled and find the process inconvenient & time-consuming...

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