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8 Innovative Cities using Technology to Reduce Energy Use

High pollution, energy shortages and the depletion of natural resources have caused many of the world’s major metropolitan areas to rethink energy usage. City leaders are partnering with energy companies, environmental groups, technology developers and engineers to devise strategies for reducing energy consumption while creating cleaner urban environments.  Although much of the world still has […]

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5 Cities With a Vision for a Sustainable Future

While many individuals are doing their part to create a more environmentally-sound future, certain cities are mindful of their environmental footprint, too. These places are going out of their way to make sure tomorrow’s generations have access to all the natural resources, energy and clean air they deserve. While many cities around the world are […]

Welcome to Luster

Welcome to Luster

Welcome to Luster, Norway. (I wonder why they call it that?) Anyone else want to book a trip to an idyllic spot in the Northern half of Europe? Just wondering.

Eco-Friendly Cities: Biking Your Way Around Town

Riding a bicycle is one of the most eco-friendly forms of transportation. Bike riding is not only a good way to get some exercise, it is also a fun activity to do outdoors. In addition, countless cities around the world are working to be bike-friendly. Many are creating bike paths or bicycle-friendly roads so bicyclists […]

Re-Purposing Existing Properties Can Increase Sustainability

As a follow-up to last week’s post, “A Biofriendly Way to Tap Into Renewable Energy? Use Existing Properties.“, I thought I would discuss how the use, or reuse, of existing properties could increase sustainability. One of the problems we have on this planet is that people are constantly trying to come up with new ways […]

10 Green Actions That Can Dramatically Improve Our Cities

When people talk about “going green” or doing actions that are considered to be more environmentally-friendly, they are often talking about actions someone can do on a personal level. There are green actions, however, that cities and local governments can take that will dramatically improve not only our quality of life, but the air we […]