Category: Energy Conservation

cities and global warming and climate change

Plants Clean Air, Shelter Buildings In a sheltered corner of one of the greatest megacities on Earth, there is a place where lizards careen around tree trunks, butterflies drink nectar from vermillion flowers and hummingbirds whisk the heavy air with their wings. Stand in the botanical gardens of the Bosque de Chapultepec (the Chapultepec forest) and listen […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Conservation Through Collaboration Several corporate leaders, including Kohl’s, HEI Hotels and Resorts, Staples and Walgreens, have volunteered to reduce energy use 20 percent by 2020 as part of a challenge initiated by President Barack Obama. But that’s not the big deal. The big deal is that they have agreed to publicly disclose how they’re doing […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Building Greener Homes After our recent affordable green housing project post, several readers expressed an interest in learning more about the details. You might be surprised to learn that the elements of an affordable green home are really not all that mysterious. In fact, many of them are already becoming common practice because they just […]

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