Local Economy

Ideas and Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Living

Connect4Climate recently co-hosted Sustainability Week, a series of panel discussions and events with the Hospital Club, a social venue in central London, created by Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, that encourages the free flow of ideas and innovative solutions. Sustainability Week, now in its …

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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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Three Promising Strategies for Financing Sustainable Cities

Sustainable, accessible, thriving cities are within our reach. Investing in solutions like energy and building efficiency, integrated public transit and better land use and transit planning can improve health, quality of life and economic opportunities in cities. In fact, the Better Growth, Better Climate report from The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds more …

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Healthy Places for All: The Role of the Real Estate Industry

In many areas, your Zip Code can predict your life expectancy. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) Social equity is a critical ingredient of a healthy place. Too often, neighborhoods that are largely composed of low-income people or people of color lack the services and amenities needed to support a healthy lifestyle, …

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Singles Now Make Up More Than Half the U.S. Adult Population. Here’s Where They All Live

Jim Pennucci/Flickr The United States is now a nation of singles. Single people make up just over half of all American adults for the first time since statistics have been collected, according to a study reported by Bloomberg last week. But which states and metros have the highest and lowest …

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Airbnb Partners with Nest to Help Users Save Energy

Airbnb has partnered with Nest to provide selected hosts in the US with free Nest Learning Thermostats as part of an effort to help Airbnb’s community of hosts and guests to conserve energy. The Nest Thermostat programs itself, automatically turns down the heat when a host or guest is away, …

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Inside the Walmart-Target products summit

Content Attributes Content Title: Inside the Walmart-Target products summit Display Date: September 08, 2014 Content Short Description: Here’s what happened when two retail giant joined forces to hold the first-ever Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit. Full Content: Over the last 12 months, there has been impressive movement to increase …

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RSF Launches Search for Next 25 ‘Social Enterprise Stars’ at SOCAP 2014

RSF Social Finance, a San Francisco-based organization that lends money to path-breaking social enterprises, is launching a campaign Sept. 2 to find the Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars (#SocentStars). The campaign, kicking off in concert with SOCAP 2014, the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise, is designed …