Net Zero | Sustainability | Renewable Energy

Climate Solution- Sustainable Ag.

Modern Farming ♥Sustainable agriculture♥ In most traditional farming of the past, a significant amount of nutrients are removed from soil without being replaced. Major contributing factors to the depletion of healthy soil on farms globally are: over-tilling the land, monoculture (just growing one type of...

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COP21 – good news for the planet

Paris Climate Accord

At COP21, commonly referred to as the Paris Climate Accord, nations sent representatives to pledge greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction targets (also known as Nationally Determined Contributions). At the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),...

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Offshore wind farms in the United States | Block Island leads the way

First of many US offshore wind farms |  The United States' 1st operational offshore wind farm is the Block Island Wind Farm, developed by the company Deepwater Wind (acquired by Ørsted in 2018). The 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm is 4 miles off the coast of Block...

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Kamuthi Solar Project; and the largest solar PV farms in India, China, and other countries

What are the World's Largest Solar Projects? Featuring over 2.5 million individual solar PV modules, and on 2,500 acres, in the town of Kamuthi in the Ramanathapuram district; the Kamuthi Solar Power Project supplies energy to ~300,000 homes. The Kamuthi Solar Power Project is a...

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Austin, Texas: a sustainable city

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. [see below for a few examples of Austin's sustainability organizations]. These organizations also work...

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Europe’s greenest city district

A sustainable town, Vauban, Germany | leading the world in plus-energy green buildings [caption id="attachment_39526" align="alignleft" width="723"] homes in "the sunship", Vauban[/caption] Vauban, Germany is a sustainable town for every other city in the world to emulate. Vauban is a “zero-emission” district in Freiburg, Germany....

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Oslo, Norway – Europe’s Eco-capital

Oslo is actively pursuing a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 95% by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels); on the entire nation of Norway's path to becoming a carbon neutral nation (net zero emissions). 2030 is the target year that the Norwegian parliament has set to...

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Sustainable city: CHICAGO

Chicago, Illinois

Is Chicago a GREEN City? Chicago, Illinois might not be known as a green city, but Chicago has a citywide 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...

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Profiles in Sustainable Cities – San Diego, California

San Diego, California

San Diego, California - America's Cleanest City Sustainable cities have eco-city designs that prioritize consideration of social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate mitigation policies, and implementation of sustainability policies. Green cities also prioritize resilient, thriving ecological and urban habitats for existing populations. Among the top...

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The fight against climate change: NDCs

As part of the ongoing battle against climate change, almost 200 countries have set GHG emission reduction targets, or nationally determined contributions (NDCs). They're fairly self-explanatory; by a specified year, a nation aims to have reduced its carbon emissions by a certain amount compared to...

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