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Coca-Cola exceeds water replenishment goal

Coca-Cola exceeds water replenishment goal 30 August 2016 Global drinks giant Coca-Cola has exceeded its 2020 target to replenish all the water used in its beverages five years early. The company said it returned an estimated 192 billion litres of water to nature and communities in 2015 through community water …

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EcoPreneurRecycleWaste

How Cities Are Tackling Their Enormous Food Waste Problem

From loosening restrictions on what “expired” means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals. From loosening restrictions on what “expired” means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to …

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This Will Be The Largest "Passive House" Apartment Complex In The World

The 162 apartments of Heidelberg Village all will use just a tiny fraction of the energy necessary to heat and cool “normal” houses. The 162 apartments of Heidelberg Village all will use just a tiny fraction of the energy necessary to heat and cool “normal” houses. Sitting on a piece …

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Smart City Expo Puebla

El evento está organizado por Fira Barcelona en colaboración con el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT); la Secretaría de Energía (SENER); la Secretaría de Economía (SE); la Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB); la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT); la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (SEDATU); Estrategia …

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Green BuildingSmart Cities

Los Angeles Plans for Resiliency in the Wake of Intensifying Climate Events

Los Angeles is home to beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains, and historic landmarks. Its desirable living conditions and amenities support a population of over 10 million residents and attract over 250 million visitors each year. However, the L.A. area is also prone to thirteen of the sixteen major disasters identified by …

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SolutionsWater

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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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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EnergySmart CitiesSolutions

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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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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SolutionsWater

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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