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Consumption of Products & Services 2014

How can we reduce consumption of goods and services that, by their manufacture or use, emit greenhouse gases?

Consumption by humans of food, energy, clothing and other goods and services is tied to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which in turn drive climate change. This contest seeks innovative and effective proposals that address any strategy for reducing GHG emissions associated with the production, transportation or use of goods and services. Click here for contest details

Reduce consumption of GHG-emitting goods/services
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Any kind of action

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Distributed costs like Global Warming are reduced by a Distributed Cost Permit Exchange System laying orthogonally to existing markets
Encouraging reuse and raising funds for charity through the sale of an electronic barter currency used to purchase second-hand goods
Intense yoga practitioners consume food only once a day while moderate practitioners consume twice. Low consumption also leads to wellbeing.
As Global LandLord, make it global human policy to reduce pollution by reducing consumption by reducing population growth to zero or lower.
Give to customers a way to know which products create less greenhouse gases and encourage them to purchase them by giving them rewards.
The biggest problem in the world is that enough people are not working on the biggest problems.
Empower government, industry and consumers to make decisions that will truly transform economies towards a sustainable future
With EnergyCoin ecosystem energy saving circles can be established. It is a green cryptocurrency specially developed for saving energy.
There's a data gap between product sale and recyclability. Turn data into knowledge and leverage social networks for better, local choices.
Engine works on auto, truck, ship, etc. Very powerful. Built 20 years ago and siiiting in storage. Need funding to cut emissions by 2/3 !!
The clubbing of industries will help to reduce the GHGs emissions just like how the expenses of a joint family is less than nuclear families

The Calorie Currency /  S. Hesse + S. Pobst

Report and disclose embodied energy in all products from food to building materials using a familiar human-scale unit - the calorie.
Capture rainwater and irrigate. Lower cost topology H2O-efficient intelligent irrigation. More food with less water.
People can keep their vehicles for a 4 year term instead of 3. This will reduce the manufacturers CO2 footprint by 33%. GM won't like this.
Use one paper towel after washing your hands in public places, and use a cloth towel in your own home.
It is a simple change that everyone can make to reduce a large portion of their use of water daily.
As we walk by we can see numerous industries giving out GHgs,
Sustainability is to continue. Current technology is proving to be self-destructive, possibly suicidal. Change is the only viable solution.
Bring back the sidewalk lemonade stands.

Consumption Conundrum /  The Happy Ones

Reduce GHGs from consumption? What a bandaid. Reduce consumption itself by dealing with the Jobs/status problem and dual stuff/info economy.