Vancouver a hub of green growth
Jul21

Vancouver a hub of green growth

Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan aims to turn Vancouver in a hub of green growth. The Action Plan specifically aims to double the number of green jobs over 2010 levels by 2020 and double the number of companies that are actively engaged in greening their operations over 2011 levels by 2020. Vancouver’s Green and Digital Demonstration Program To increase Vancouver’s reputation as a hub of green growth the city has established...

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Ethics and the Environment – Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic
Jul01

Ethics and the Environment – Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic

“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal” Aldo Leopold In the face of climate change, human beings have many decisions to contend with. One such decision is to continue on our current path of business-as-usual, ignoring the science and consequences of climate change or to act now by mitigating or adapting to the issues at stake. If humans take...

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Dubai becoming a smarter sustainable city
May10

Dubai becoming a smarter sustainable city

Dubai is the first city to trial the efficiency and sustainability of its operations using key performance indicators developed by the ITU-F Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities. This two-year pilot project will evaluate the feasibility of the indicators with the aim of contributing towards their international standardization. Dubai is already on its way to becoming a smart and sustainable city with the launch of its Dubai Plan...

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NYC cutting back emissions in transportation
May05

NYC cutting back emissions in transportation

New York City (NYC) has set itself an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% below 2005-levels by 2050 (80×50). To achieve the target NYC is focusing on reducing GHG emissions in four main sectors: Building, energy supply, transportation and solid waste. The transportation sector, which includes private vehicles, freight and mass transit (subway, commuter rail and bus), is responsible for 11.4...

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San Francisco’s urban water-food efficiency program
Apr14

San Francisco’s urban water-food efficiency program

San Francisco has committed itself to a food secure and hunger free city by 2020. The challenges of achieving this goal is ensuring adequate: Food resources (the ability to purchase sufficient nutritional food on a regular basis Food access (the ability to obtain affordable, nutritious and culturally sensitive food Food consumption (the ability to prepare healthy meals and knowledge of basic safe cooking) More crop per drop To help...

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