Eco-Communities


Environmental Education: Key to Solving Our Waste Problem

Source: gndr.org Published: June 22, 2017 Six African young women standing while reading a UNEP leaflet on the hands of one of them Olumide Idowu Olumide IDOWU,  Co-Founder of Climate Wednesday and UNISDR Youth Champion for Africa advocates for sustainable education...

Greening Your Refrigerants — Saving the Ozone Layer and Saving Money

Source: fmlink.com Published: June 7, 2017 Mike Opitz PE, LEED APCertification Manager, LEED for Existing BuildingsU.S. Green Building Council Chemical refrigerants are the heart of a large majority of building HVAC and refrigeration equipment. These manufactured...

Can We Ever Build A Healthy City?

Source: jllrealviews.com Published: April 20, 2016 For the increasing population of city dwellers worldwide, leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about eating well and doing regular exercise – the infrastructure and environmental factors of the city itself also play...

California’s Grand Plan to Fight Climate Change on the Farm

Source: civileats.com Published: February 2, 2016 California lawmakers move toward paying farmers to adopt climate-smart practices. BY ARIANA REGUZZONI  |  Agroecology, Climate While El Niño rains have brought some relief to drought-stricken California, Governor Jerry...

How Crowded Barcelona Plans to Shoehorn In 108 Acres of New Parks

Source: mnn.com Published: June 1, 2017 Park Guell in Barcelona is one of the city’s top tourist attractions, and offers a bit of perspective on how tightly packed this ancient-and-yet-totally-modern city really is. (Photo: Luciano Mortula – LGM/Shutterstock) There...

Compact and Connected Cities Are Better for People and The Environment

Source: voices.nationalgeographic.com Published: March 1, 2016 The argument has been proven, the data is clear: compact and connected cities are better for people and the environment. Importantly, compact and connected cities are also good for the economy. According...

5 Reasons America Needs Walkable Neighborhoods

Source: strongtowns.org Published: February 23, 2016 Photo courtesy of NACTO Rachel Quednau The RPA report we’re covering this week highlights the need for more housing in walkable neighborhoods. Now, walkability isn’t just something that we believe is “good for you”...