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17 August 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
New Orleans, Louisiana is infamously known as a place of cultural celebration and community, but it's also a city plagued by consistent flooding. To reduce the impacts of heavy rainfall, one city-backed initiative is ...
11 August 2018
Nailsworth, England, United Kingdom
The consumption of meat and dairy has long been deemed a leading cause of climate change, yet production continues to rise. To contribute to environmental sustainability, Dale Vince – owner of the U.K.’s Forest Green ...
7 August 2018
Dallas, Texas, United States
In 2016, the Texas Trees Foundation and federal Trust for Public Land partnered to use GIS technology in greening Dallas, Texas, and plant some 1,000 trees to start. Not only does the initiative reduce respiratory pro...
2 August 2018
Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States
Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...
1 August 2018
After the success of New York City’s High Line, several cities have tried to emulate that success with a twist--by transforming underpasses below highways into activated space for the community. Toronto’s Bentway offe...
30 July 2018
California, United States
Boasting one of the top five largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs that has raised over $6.5 billion, California is leading the way in financially successful renewable energy initiatives. One of the state's mo...
20 July 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Under 3 Minutes
By using a "greening intervention," in which abandoned lots in low-income neighborhoods were turned into parks, researchers were able to determine that having a park in close proximity improved community member's ment...
17 July 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
As cities grapple with higher temperatures, state and local governments are looking for ways to play a larger role in combatting the impacts. Throughout the United States, some of the entities are turning their attent...
10 July 2018
Detroit, Michigan, United States
In the Yorkshire Woods neighborhood of Detroit, where there was once blight and vacant properties, there is now a community garden. Thanks to the enterprising efforts of Mose Primus, a community activist, the neighbor...
9 July 2018
Dr. Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a chemistry professor in India, has a new approach to plastic. "It's time we stop seeing plastic as the enemy and turn it into our biggest resource," Dr. Vasudevan says. By adding molten use...
2 July 2018
Gaza Strip, Palestine
Over 15 Minutes
To rebuild Gaza, Green Cake manufactures construction blocks out of locally-available ash and rubble. It’s a low-cost and reliable alternative to importing supplies from Israel.
16 June 2018
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Under 800 Words
Comprehensive Design Services (CDS) is a Nigeria-based company that uses traditional Nigerian architectural techniques and Bio-Climatic Design to build housing that is both affordable and green. This approach, which t...
16 June 2018
Under 800 Words
After realizing that the accumulation of plastic bags was a becoming a devastating issue for the environment, a student from Morocco decided to take action by combining his concern with his passion for robotics and sc...
8 June 2018
Arlington, Virginia, United States
At Virginia's Discovery Elementary, students learn in a unique environment - one of the 89 "net-zero" schools in the country. Instructors creatively incorporate the building's data, on different energy-saving function...
4 June 2018
Minnesota, United States
As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...
25 May 2018
Environmental impact bonds allow cities, sometimes even community members, to share the risk and rewards with investors that are backing innovative possible solutions to big problems. This plan allows for large-scale ...
25 May 2018
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Environmental impact bonds (EIBs) are a relatively new form of financing that combine private investment with government funding in a “pay for success” model. They are different than municipal bonds in that they are i...
23 May 2018
Clichy-Batignolles, Paris, France
Setting the bar high for environmental sustainability can encourage innovation and experimentation. Developers of Paris’ new Clichy-Batignolles eco-district are reducing the neighborhood’s carbon footprint in nearly e...
World Economic Forum
9 May 2018
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Under 800 Words
A growing population has led to a growing mountain of trash for Africa. One city is taking control of the issue by turning that trash into energy which not only reduces the amount of physical rubbish by 80 percent, bu...
26 April 2018
A town that was once a “meeting point for Vikings” has become a leader in renewable energy through community investment. First, the island of Samsø needed some convincing, so project developers held community discussi...
9 April 2018
Reno, Nevada, United States
Over 3000 Words
In 2014, Apple reached a milestone by turning their Nevada data center into a 100 percent renewable energy-powered structure thanks to the implementation of solar farms. Just four years later, the company has just rea...
28 March 2018
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Under 800 Words
Repurposing contaminated sites for clean energy production may not sound like a common tactic to take, but Massachusetts has found a way to be highly successful at it. In fact, out of over 250 renewable energy install...
5 March 2018
A new investment project, worth almost 11.4 million euro, is creating public green spaces in concrete jungles across Europe. The projects include green roofs, parks, street trees, and more, all worked on in collaborat...
4 January 2018
Solar power is a great advancement for renewable energy, but traditionally relies on connecting to a grid in order to function correctly. So when hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, even those with solar panels lost access to...
19 December 2017
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Due in part to an outdated infrastructure, Newark's storm sewers get overwhelmed with litter, oil and other materials that end up impacting the cleanliness of the community's drinking water. To combat this issue, a gr...
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