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 Ways Smart Cities Improve Worker Safety

10 IoT Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities |  by Jane Marsh | As the conversation around greenhouse gas emissions and climate change intensifies, cities are implementing green initiatives to make life easier and healthier for the planet and citizens. [Please click 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…]

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…]

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 & […]

California – Current Progress of a Climate Champion

Learning From California's Struggle to Balance Decarbonization With Energy Resilience |  Since California passed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, marking its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the state has continued to align itself with ongoing climate change initiatives and policies. After the first decade of the initial policy's implementation, California boosted […]

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure

Updating Infrastructure for Developing Renewable Energy in Cities |  People-centered smart cities are cropping up worldwide. They only account for 2% of the world's landmass but are home to most of its population, energy use, and economic activity.  Cities are adopting modern clean energy technologies to become smarter, and one crucial aspect is renewable energy. […]

Clean Hydrogen Power

Hydrogen and the Clean Energy Transition |  Hydrogen is one of the most promising emerging energy technologies to fill the rising global demand for clean low carbon and emission-free energy sources. The recent global societal shift towards environmental sustainability, and the global imperative for climate action, have significantly altered energy consumption patterns. Clean and renewable […]

Renewable Energy Jobs are UP, and RE cost is down

Employment in the clean energy sector features, first and foremost, jobs in energy efficiency (of the over 3 million U.S. clean energy jobs total). These include jobs in companies that feature EnergyStar products, as well as jobs in producing energy efficient technologies such as LED and CFL lighting and manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs). Jobs in […]

Reforestation

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, water, and air pollution. Clearing forests results in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from the practice of deforestation itself (leading to an unmitigated increase in global warming). Deforestation is also […]