GLOBAL ACTION ON CLIMATE

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5 Ways Cities Can Handle Waste More Sustainably

5 Ways for Cities to Implement Sustainable Waste Management | Article by Jane Marsh |

Global and national policies for more sustainable waste management are years away, so cities must take on the responsibility of enacting change. Cities are setting their own guidelines for change and focusing on working toward a zero-waste system.

San Francisco, a zero-waste leader in the United States, has worked hard to keep 80% of its trash out of landfills. [Please click on the thumbnail image to read more…]

10 Sustainable Technologies Improving Air Quality in Cities

GREEN Tech for Healthy Air |
Article by Jane Marsh |

Cities are the heart of every global region. They are headquarters for the world’s biggest companies, and provide universities that produce the most innovative minds. It’s no wonder why so many people across the world want to live in a city.

However, an increase in residents also creates additional air pollution that harms everyone’s health. These are some of the technologies improving air quality in cities to make them better places to live and work. [Please click on the thumbnail image to read more…]

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. [click thumbnail image to read more…]

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.” [click thumbnail image to read more…]

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…]

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. [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…]

Sustainable city: CHICAGO

Is Chicago a GREEN City? 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…

Climate Solution- Sustainable Ag.

Modern Farming Benefits of Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable agriculture turns farms into thriving ecological lands that produce food crops, in addition to using plants that increase farms’ biodiversity while sequestering atmospheric…

The future generation of batteries

What are future generation of batteries going to be? Advanced li-ion batteries |  Next-generation lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are being developed, and varieties are already currently in the marketplace. These next-gen…

Clean Hydrogen Power

Clean and GREEN H2 | Hydrogen and the Clean Energy Transition |  Hydrogen is one of the most promising emerging energy technologies to fill the rising global demand for clean…

Nuclear – necessary energy

Clean Energy Both nuclear and renewable energy are needed in the global energy mix to help fight climate change.  In order to cut down on the share of fossil fuels…

10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Reduce Food Waste: 10 Tips | As the climate changes, global ecosystems experience debilitating effects. Resource depletion degrades the security of the global food supply. Society can adopt eco-conscious consumption…

Reforestation

Climate Solution – Forests Deforestation and solutions; including reforestation Deforestation of our planet, for centuries, has led to issues such as – loss of wildlife habitat; as well as land,…

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative GREEN Land-Use The United Nations (UN) has advised that a global shift towards plant-based food will counteract the worst effects of climate change. Is going vegan really going to…

Economy vs. the Environment

GREEN, Healthy Environment = GREEN, Healthy Economy Economic growth does not have to come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable technologies (such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable mass…

Microgrids spread across Africa

Microgrids – Energy Solution Developing Microgrids Communities see tremendous benefits from microgrids, especially in developing countries and developing economies (e.g. countries in Africa, rural areas of countries – especially those…

Putting a Price on Carbon

Pricing Carbon Carbon Markets |  Carbon cap and trade systems are regulatory policies in which countries, provinces, states, and even cities, set a limit (a cap) on the amount of…

Ride-sharing our way to saving the planet

Can carsharing help save the planet? Sustainable Commuting |  Carsharing (a.k.a. ride-sharing) services provide an opportunity to reduce emissions from cars, reduce congestion on roads, and provide economic savings. With…

The UNFCCC

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Conference of the Parties |  World leaders, dignitaries, and diplomats, from almost 200 nations, assemble every year for the United Nations Framework…

Improving energy efficiency

The Pillars of Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Foundations for Green Building: Energy Star, LED and CFL Lights, LEED technologies When it comes to saving on your electricity bill, improving the energy…

Decoupling and Divestment to Reach Sustainability

Decoupling, Divestment, ESG Investments Decoupling Decoupling in eco-environmental terms can be defined as a striving for economic growth without creating corresponding environmental impacts. Nations, industries, and corporations, will still reach…