Oslo: Net Zero Future | Oslo has fleets of clean mass public transit - trams, electric buses and ferries - powered by electricity from a municipal grid fed by mostly renewable energy. 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...]
Benefits of Sustainable Agriculture | Sustainable ag. turns farms into thriving biodiverse lands that produce food crops in addition to using plants that increase farms' biodiversity. The increase in plant life on the farm sequesters atmospheric carbon and maintains healthy ecosystems. The health of ecosystems, including maintaining soil nutrition, on the farm, is a […]
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 & […]
Vauban is an exemplary sustainable town and a zero-emission district. Most energy for buildings is from rooftop solar in Vauban. 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...
Regenerative ag. creates carbon sinks; turning farms into healthy ecosystems that sequester carbon with vibrant plant life, while also producing crops for food. Regenerative ag. involves land use dedicated to polyculture, healthy ecosystems, soil nutrition, plant growth, and biodiversity. Land use practices that favor organic plant growth in addition to food crops, such as sustainable […]
Eco-friendly Capital | Austin is emerging as a leader in renewable energy, community solar, and LEED building efficiency technologies. Austin's local sustainability organizations work to improve the city's carbon footprint and to make strides toward a renewable energy based local economy. Austin has made continuous efforts in environmental justice through non-profit organizations, sustainability groups, and local government.