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…]

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

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 & […]

The Global Fight Against Climate Change; NDCs and Net Zero Targets Worldwide

Nationally Determined Contributions |  As part of the ongoing global battle against climate change, almost 200 countries have set greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reductions targets, or nationally determined contributions (NDCs). They're fairly self-explanatory; by a specified year, a nation aims to reduce its carbon emissions by a certain amount (compared to a previous, specific year).  […]