The Growing Global Water Footprint

by CustomMade The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to …

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5 pasos crear una campaña de marketing social exitosa

por Corinna Acosta Fuente: Expoknews Cómo hacer una campaña de marketing social sin morir en el intento El surgimiento y enorme impacto de campañas como Like a girl y otros grandes esfuerzos con los que las marcas buscan comunicar su compromiso con la comunidad en los últimos años han puesto …

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Why Cities Need Youth Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

by Ivan Bruce Squee Mobile App winning the Jakarta Urban Challenge, with Governor Ahok of Jakarta, Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank and John Rossant of New Cities Foundation. Given our increasingly complex and dynamic world, cities need to be continuously innovating in order to solve pressing social and environmental problems. Many …

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How to Choose the Right Plants and Take Care of A Green Roof

by Glenn Meyers The results of a five year study by the Chicago Botanic Garden list nine plants rated “excellent” and 67 rated “good” for use in a green roof environment. Meanwhile, Sasha Aguilera, Design Consultant for Xeroflor Canada, an industry leader in pre-vegetated roofing, has put together some suggestions for green roof maintenance …

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10 Strategies for a Stronger, Greener Economy for Cities

Posted by: TheCityFix – produced by WRICities Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in depth articles on urban …

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Revealed: the Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Certification in 2015 [infographic]

by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) There are LEED projects in more than 150 countries and territories, representing every continent except for Antarctica. LEED is being used in highly industrialized nations and newly developing ones, and LEED is helping to demonstrate the enormous power and potential of the emerging green economy. …

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The Greenest Supermarket Needs More Than Efficiency

by Tyler Caine In skimming through the recent articles on the Sustainable Cities Collective, I came across this story about an Austrian “Smart Buildings Program” at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg. One of the projects for students was probing the design for the most efficient supermarket, effectively built to Passivhaus standards–which …


Don’t Count on El Niño Alone to End California’s Drought

An early-morning pedestrian on a flooded Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles leaps over a puddle in February, 1998. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) July it may be, yet everyone from Oregon to D.C. is wondering about what this winter’s El Niño might bring. Will it make or break snowfall levels? Floods in …

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How to find a company that is truly green

CC BY 2.0 DFS digital design by Katherine Martinko Here are some tips on how to be a savvy shopper who consistently gets past the greenwashing. Companies have caught on to the fact that going green means business. Everyone is jumping on the green bandwagon, making claims of being “all natural,” …

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Levi’s now accepts used clothing and shoes for recycling at all US stores and outlets

CC BY 2.0 Lisa by Derek Markham Bring in your unwanted clothing or shoes to any US Levi’s store or outlet for recycling, and get a 20% off voucher. Americans send about 24 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes, and other textiles to landfills each year, which is simply a staggering …