Eco-Communities


7 Examples of Sustainability of Sweden

Source: sweden.se Published: June 21, 2016 #1 District heating in Gothenburg Sweden’s shift from oil to district heating in the early 1990’s is perhaps the single most important factor in explaining the country’s reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, both in the...

How Radical Ideas Turned Curitiba Into Brazil’s ‘Green Capital’

Source: theguardian.com Published: May 6, 2016 Curitiba’s historic centre was saved by a move to sustainable urban planning. Photograph: Eduardo PA/Getty Images/Flickr RF David Adler As an architect and mayor, Jaime Lerner led the movement that transformed Curitiba...

Inyenyeri Rwanda Clean Stove partnership

Inyenyeri Rwanda Clean Stove partnership Matter of Trust has partnered with Inyenyeri, a fuel-utility company that provides clean cookstoves in Rwanda. Clean stove technology is an urgent environmental challenge. Every year, more than four million people around the...

Inyenyeri Rwanda Clean Stove Partnership

Source: matteroftrust.org Published: May 19, 2017 Matter of Trust has partnered with Inyenyeri, a fuel-utility company that provides clean cookstoves in Rwanda. Clean stove technology is an urgent environmental challenge. Every year, more than four million people...

Wetland Restoration Promises Benefits

Source:  sustainablecitynetwork.com Published: December 31, 2009 By Patrick Lindsey TDEC Office of Sustainable Practices Sustainability CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. — A 65-acre agricultural field has been restored to its original wetland state in the rolling hills of Middle...

Wetland Restoration Efforts

Source: baytrail.org Published: May 18, 2017 Bair Island planting event (photo by Save the Bay) The Bay Area is prized for its beauty, and is one of America’s great estuaries. Over the years, urbanization and the transformation of open spaces to more intensive land...

Reforestation Efforts That Really Work

Source: healthinharmony.org Published: April 25, 2016 NOTE: Article link redirects to the source homepage As Indonesia’s forests vanish from logging and fires, the future of our planet continues to hang in the balance. Reforestation can go a long way to solve this...

How Clean Cookstoves Create Gender Equality

Source: globalcitizen.org Published: September 15, 2016 Alex Kamweru / UN Foundation From: Caterpillar Foundation This article is contributed by Michele Sullivan, Director of Corporate Social Innovation at Caterpillar and President of the Caterpillar Foundation, and...

Dramatic Venice Sculpture Comes With A Big Climate Change Warning

Source: mashable.com Published: May 15, 2017 Venice is sinking. Image: halcyon gallery By Maria Gallucci Italy’s famed city of Venice has grappled with flooding and encroaching waters since the Middle Ages. But as global warming speeds up sea level rise, the...

Guardians of the Planet: 16 Women Environmentalists You Should Know

Source: amightygirl.com Published: May 10, 2017 NOTE: This article was updated on June 5, 2020, to add more environmentalists (from 12 to 16) In recognition of World Environment Day today, we’re celebrating sixteen incredible women who are working to protect the...