Lower your carbon footprint, save energy, and help the environment. Here are 12+ actions for sustainable individuals Use Energy Star Appliances and other Smart Appliances The Energy Star label is used on a wide range of appliances and products; indicating to the consumer that the item in question will reduce energy consumption when compared […]
by Jane Marsh | Significant amounts of food waste originate from cities. Urbanites can use food waste reduction methods and technologies to maximize the supply and reduce ecological degradation. City dwellers actually have abundant resources available to them to save food for future household consumption, gather food for charity, and compost food scraps (as described […]
5 Ways for SMART Cities to Implement Sustainable Waste Management | by Jane Marsh | Cities are implementing zero-waste strategies. 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.
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 carbon. The health of ecosystems, including soil nutrition, on the farm, is a top priority when agriculture is managed sustainably. In most traditional farming of the […]
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...]
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 & […]
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.
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...
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…]
Regenerative agriculture is land use dedicated to diverse food crops, healthy ecosystems, soil nutrition, biodiversity, and plant growth. Land use practices that favor plant growth, as well as sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices, are among the top readily available climate change mitigation solutions. Regenerative agriculture creates environmentally-friendly carbon sinks; turning farms into thriving ecosystems that […]