What You Can Do
Want to join us in preventing climate change? Here are 6 surefire ways to get started today.
(1) Find your footprint
See green.yahoo.com/calculator for an easy-to-use tool that will help you identify reductions.
(2) Make small fixes first
Cutting carbon can actually save you money. Go to backpacker.com/green for 100-plus practical ideas for home, office, car, travel, and trail.
(3) Zero your waste
Fill your bins, cancel junk mail (41pounds.org), and read The Rodale Book of Composting ($16).
(4) Download a digital edition
We’ve posted two free issues at backpacker.com/zinio. Like what you see? Buy a subscription and get BACKPACKER delivered to your inbox.
(5) Shop climatecooler.com
Our partner’s online mall offsets all purchases–from clothes to cabinets–at no extra charge.
(6) Change your company
Cut costs and save glaciers by adapting BACKPACKER’s process to your workplace. For help getting started, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our offset dollars support this novel energy project.
Daisy can’t help it: She farts, and the planet gets warmer. That’s because methane is 21 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2. To mitigate her exhaust, we’re investing in Holsum Dairy, a Wisconsin farm that captures the gas and converts it to electricity. Holsum’s efforts are proving that dairy farms can produce enough energy–and GHG-free fertilizer–to support a small community. For an NPR report on Holsum, go to americanradioworks.publicradio.org.