The last month of summer is always a time to devotedly enjoy the last days of freedom and sun. While many of us in the office went on vacation, our work to stop climate change never stopped! Check out these the top blog posts from the month of August. 1. @Carbonfundorg reaches 1000 followers! Tweet Tweet! Carbonfund.org’s twitter mosaic is all the rage. In August, we passed a big milestone and reached 1000 followers, and we posted this awesome mosaic of all our friends. We’re shooting to reach 2,500 in September, so please follow us and YOU can be a part of this work of art!
2. Molecule Eats Carbon Dioxide From the world of the weird and wonderful, Maryland scientists recently discovered a molecule that “eats” carbon dioxide. Will this be the solution that helps us avert catastrophic climate change? 3. Tips for College Students to Keep it Green and Keep Some Cash School is back! While parents relish their new-found freedom, their kids are off to school and helping us keep it green—and for a good reason. They’re the ones that will feel the effects of this climate change mess our parents made. 4. YouRenew.com Makes Splash with Giant iPhone 3GS If you’re like me and you have iphone envy, you might have found a dandy man this month. Carbonfund.org partner, Rich Littlehale, Co-founder of YouRenew.com dressed up in a giant Iphone in Manhattan this month to try to get people to recycle their old phones. Hot! 5. Energy Efficiency & Our Economy Want an extra $1.2 trillion in your pocket? How about 23% reductions in climate change emissions by 2020? A new report shows us how to get there through efficiency alone—now doesn’t that just sound smart? 6. ‘Cash For Clunkers’ Car Rebate System Begins It’s not just here at Carbonfund.org where “Clunker” became the logophile’s latest lust. Nearly 700,000 cars were traded in through this program, saving consumers’ money, stimulating the economy and reducing pollution for old and inefficient vehicles. Don’t forget to check out our recap of the program here: https://carbonfund.org/2009/08/26/carbon-reduced-economy-stimulated-cars/ 7. Protect Your Skin this August with EcoStinger Hot summer sun can’t fight Carbonfree Partner Ecostinger. They make sun protective clothing for all your outdoor clothing needs! And you’ll get a discount for being a Carbonfund.org supporter… 8. Rising Food Prices from Climate Change a Serious Threat to Urban Poor The moral imperative to solve climate change is no more clear than when you’re looking at impacts to the urban poor. Heat waves, droughts and extreme weather will affect agricultural production and will raise food prices, putting an extreme burden on those who are already struggling to survive at under $1 a day.