Posts Tagged green

The Environment after 100 Days

April 29, 2009
The Environment after 100 Days

People Seemed to be Feeling Positive on Earth Day A slight departure from stimulus talk today to discuss the President’s first 100 days in office, with regard to sustainability and the environment. Oh wait, actually the stimulus IS the first 100 days in office. And the money that went towards environmental initiatives from the stimulus […]

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Green Buildings from the Stimulus

April 23, 2009
Green Buildings from the Stimulus

NYC On Its Way to Upgrading Relics of the Past For all the talk, research and white noise about sustainable cities, some seriously low hanging–yet extremely important–fruit, are often not addressed: Old buildings and their energy consumption. New buildings are more likely than not to have some type of efficiency features. Not all, but it’s […]

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G20 Stimuli

April 9, 2009

Aim Higher? The Sustainable Cities Blog has been focussing on the local and national stimulus and sustainability situation for the last few weeks. But as we know, our economy and the stimulus trying to save it, does not exist in a bubble. So now it’s time to locate ourselves within the global. Nicholas Stern, aka, […]

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Dry and Green in Las Vegas

March 24, 2009
Dry and Green in Las Vegas

Thor Ritz, here. This week I write to you from one of the least sustainable cities in the U.S. That’s right everyone, I’m in Vegas! Before you pass judgment, though, please understand that I’m not here for thrills or debauchery. I’m here to present at a Geography conference. As our readers are well aware, Vegas […]

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Google Your Energy

February 11, 2009
Google Your Energy

Power Meter to Help You Reduce Your Footprint Google.org, the massive search engine’s do-good and feel-good branch of business is launching a new tool to help people understand their electricity use, and then reduce it. Part of an emerging family of “smart grid” appliances and tools, Power Meter will convey information about peak load usage. […]

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