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AskPablo is taking a break

AskPablo is on vacation this week. I would like to wish you and your family happy holidays and all the best for the…

AskPablo: Disposable Cups vs. Reusable Mugs

Recently I have been getting more and more questions regarding my very first AskPablo post. Michael and Phil both asked me about paper…

AskPablo: Katrina’s Trees

When hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast it not only uprooted and killed citizens, but it also killed millions of trees. In fact,…

AskPablo: Should I buy a hybrid?

This week a frequent reader presented me with a common dilemma. “Does the fuel economy improvement of a hybrid really justify paying the…

AskPablo: Green Holiday Lights?

Now that turkey day is behind us the holiday season is in full swing. Despite my annual Grinch-like attitude, it once again looks…

AskPablo: How can I reduce the emissions of my company’s fleet?

This week Jamie asked me about the climate change impact of her company’s vehicle fleet and the options for reducing it. Her company…

AskPablo: What’s up with “Clean Coal” and Carbon Capture and Sequestration?

Many people have asked me about the feasibility of “clean coal” paired with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) as a genuine option for…

AskPablo: Putting a Lid on Bottled Water

When we read the words “Water, water everywhere, nor a drop to drink [sic]” from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the…

AskPablo: Is the IPCC wrong on sea level rise?

Despite its name, Greenland is anything but green (which I can appreciate since my name is also a bit misleading because I am…

AskPablo: Where do car tires go?

Kristina recently needed new car tires so she asked me where the old ones go. She wasn’t referring to the big tire pile…

AskPablo: What is the Cost of Carbon?

This week’s question comes from Richard. He asks how the price of Carbon Dioxide is determined. Unfortunately for me this is not an…

AskPablo: How many trees does my office Kill?

This week I was asked by Craig how many trees his office kills each year. In order to give him an answer I…

AskPablo: Helicopter Emissions

This week I was asked by George about helicopter emissions. Recently Astrum Helicopters announced that they will be offering helicopter adventures and direct…

AskPablo: The Northwest Passage

This week a reader asks about how much the now open Northwest Passage will save in shipping emissions. This year, for the first…

Greenbiz Sustainable MBA Column: Sustainability in the Workplace by Pablo Paster

While the business world is abuzz with talk of green and sustainable business practices, it’s important to remember that workplace sustainability goes far…