Sustainable city: CHICAGO

Chicago might not be widely known as a green city, however, the city has a Sustainable Action Agenda, a vast network of sustainable mass public transit options, a high share of energy efficient buildings, and is home to a host of other green city initiatives. CHICAGO IS - A Sustainable City - Mass Transit & […]

Austin, Texas: a sustainable city

Eco-friendly Capital |  Austin is widely recognized as a top eco-friendly city, especially in the United States. In Austin, through non-profit organizations, sustainability groups, and local government; there are continuous efforts in environmental justice. Austin's local sustainability organizations also work to improve the city's carbon footprint and to make strides toward a renewable energy based local economy...

Vauban in Freiburg, Germany

Vauban is an exemplary sustainable town, the greenest town in Europe. A “zero-emission” district in Freiburg, Germany, most energy for buildings in Vauban is sourced from rooftop solar panels. Energy for Vauban is also supplied by a local municipal bio-natural gas cogeneration plant. Vauban's electricity is supplied by renewable energy sources, and district heating for Vauban is supplied by their cogeneration plant...

5 categories of change in climate

Climate change is adversely affecting all parts of the earth. There have been dramatic increases in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) globally since the industrial revolution of the 19th century. The planet warms faster as more GHGs are added to the earth's atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, expressing the global scientific consensus, warns that global net human-caused emissions of CO2 need to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching 'net zero' around 2050...

Profiles in Sustainable Cities – San Diego, California

Sustainable cities, like San Diego, have eco-city designs that prioritize consideration of social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate mitigation policies and sustainability policies. Green cities also prioritize resilient, thriving urban habitats for existing residents. Among the top of any list of these clean, green eco-cities is San Diego, California. [click thumbnail to read more…]

Oslo, Norway – Europe’s Eco-capital

Oslo: Net Zero Future | Oslo, Norway has fleets of green mass public transit - trams, electric buses, and ferries - that are powered by electricity from a municipal grid fed by mostly renewable power...Oslo not only sources electricity for public mass transit from renewable energy when possible but uses RE sources to provide electricity for every other sector of the city’s economy as well. [click thumbnail to read more...]

Using Technology to Provide Clean Water to Cities

How Technology Can Help Cities Avoid Another Flint Water Crisis |  Article by Jane Marsh | The green movement is influencing natural resource protection. As the global temperature rises, adverse effects limit individuals’ access to freshwater sources. In answer, ecologists are developing technologies that improve urban water supplies. Many engineers and scientists evaluate the Flint […]

5 Modern Waste Management Technologies

5 Ways for SMART Cities to Implement Sustainable Waste Management | by Jane Marsh | As cities worldwide test new waste management ideas, they learn what does and does not work. Sharing these advances can help move global initiatives further forward.