Author Archives: Gary Chandler

About Gary Chandler

Gary R. Chandler is a sustainability author and strategist. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler

The Most Eco-Friendly Cities In The World

Earth Day Every Day In Sustainable Cities Innovations in technology and environmental friendliness are not mutually exclusive — in fact, the smarter a city is, the more eco-friendly it can (and should) be. Since we’re always talking about the most … Continue reading

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Water Conflict Rising Between Farmers, Cities In California

Agriculture Consumes 80 Percent Of Water In California  Editor’s Note: California is America’s most populous state with about 39 million people. It just overtook Brazil as the seventh-largest economy in the world. It’s the fifth-largest supplier of food in the … Continue reading

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Arab Future Cities Summit Next Month

Smart Solutions For Sustainable Cities The Middle East’s premier smart cities event will take place April 13 and 14, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar. In its 4th year running, the event will attract over 300 senior level executives … Continue reading

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Portland Defends Its Trees To Defend City

Urban Forests Benefit Citizens, Wildlife, Planet Property owners in Portland need to think twice before chopping down trees. A new city tree code took effect in January. It brings new protections to trees on both public and private property, along … Continue reading

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Eiffel Tower Now A Wind Turbine

Paris Climate Plan Revising History The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular sights in the world, and now it stands taller than ever. The historic structure is partially powering itself thanks to two new wind turbines that were just … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Mosques Go Solar

All 6,000 Mosques In Jordan Will Run On Solar Energy As global oil prices continue to drastically fluctuate up and down over the years, the Kingdom of Jordan has announced that all of their mosques will soon run on solar energy, … Continue reading

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Cities In Brazil Cancel Carnival Due To Severe Drought

Drought Linked To Climate Change, Deforestation Cities in the southeast of Brazil have called off Carnival this year due to a serious drought that has plagued the region for months and shows no signs of abating. Brazil is famous for … Continue reading

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Climate Change Speeds Up Doomsday Clock

Time Running Out To Fight Climate Change By Brian Kahn, Climate Central The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from … Continue reading

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Cities With The Worst Air Pollution

Air Pollution In New Delhi Worse Than Beijing Air quality in most cities that monitor their air pollution levels exceed what the World Health Organization deems as safe. Delhi has the highest level of the airborne particulate matter, PM2.5 considered … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Prepares To Tackle Climate Change

Climate Changing At Vatican On Environmental, Social Issues He has been called the “superman pope,” and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in … Continue reading

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