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
eCommerce, Digital Strategists Now Hosting Sustainability Program Greener Cities just announced its new alliance with MentorNet, a leading provider of online commerce and marketing services. The two companies will build the most comprehensive database and network in the world as a resource for sustainable cities. Denver-based MentorNet is now hosting the online portal and developing
(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
Africa Urbanizing Faster Than Any Continent If global development priorities are not reassessed to account for massive urban poverty, more than 1.1 billion people projected to join the world’s population between now and 2030 may live in under-serviced slums, according to State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future, released today by the Worldwatch Institute.
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
Trees Help Keep History Alive A unique tree-planting program would like to put a piece of history in your yard. The Famous & Historic Tree Program is an environmental education concept combining contemporary conservation with our nation’s heritage. Young trees that are direct descendants of trees planted by – or associated with – George Washington,