Arizona State University Honored For Sustainable Cities Program

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Arizona State University’s Sustainable Cities Network for its vision and leadership. The Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Green Government Award was presented to Anne Reichman, Program Manager for the Sustainable Cities Network at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability. “EPA applauds the Sustainable Cities Network and its work to bridge the

Rooftop Gardens Make Dollars and Sense

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A unique mechanized greenhouse operation delivers its first crop of salad greens, herbs and spinach and begins to pay back a $2-million investment.  This greenhouse, perched over a parkade in downtown Vancouver, employs a four-meter-high system of hundreds of suspended trays that move to maximize exposure to natural light and to facilitate harvesting. Alterrus’ vertical

Sustainable Cities Initiative for European Communities

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Hopes to guide citizens to do things in a better way that will benefit all of society   THE IRISH PRESIDENCY of the EU have launched the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities website, which aims to promote and enhance a European city’s work on integrated sustainable urban development. The Irish Presidency said in a statement

Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

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Don’t Let Efficient Use Become Opportunity to Use More Energy efficiency relates to a given amount of energy or effort it takes to accomplish a certain task relative to the least possible amount. It is true that a more efficient system/solution/product will use less energy than a less efficient counterpart, but in order to gauge its place

Sea Level Rise Threatens Hundreds Of Cities

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Coastal Resiliency Includes Evacuation Plans With sea levels expected to rise by as much as three feet by the year 2100, in large part due to climate change, low-lying countries and coastal cities face an unprecedented challenge. Recent research indicates that in the next several centuries, average global sea levels could rise between 18 and

Greener Cities Part Of Brighter Tomorrow

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Sustainability, Efficiency Good For Everyone Cities are where the world’s business, financial and human capital are concentrated. Cities are also where the world’s population is increasingly concentrated, and they are the primary source of growth and innovation. They are also the leading consumers of energy and the primary source of greenhouse gasses. With cities around

The 50 Greenest Cities In The United States

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Sustainable, Resilient Leaders Needed In Our Cities In the international alliance to fight climate change, the United States is considered the sullen loner. But in the seven years since it rejected Kyoto, changes have begun. Not at the federal level, however. It’s the locals who are making it happen. In everything from emissions control to

In Many Cities, It’s Not Easy Being Green

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(This article is from the New York Times in 2008. How far have we come since then?) February 7, 2008 By FELICITY BARRINGER ARLINGTON, Va. — This urban suburb of Washington seems well-prepared for a leading role in the green revolution embraced by hundreds of the nation’s cities, counties and towns. For decades, Arlington County’s

Unusual Alliances To Halt Climate Change

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Stakeholder Groups Form To Tackle Global Warming Kenneth Colburn: Many of you in the room know Stephen Heintz, the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund [RBF]. You know that he’s tall, handsome and articulate, so you know that I’m not him. I’m Ken Colburn from the Center for Climate Strategies, and I’m pleased to be