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The coolest urban trail you are likely to see

Posted April 10, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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  Something special is happening in Indianapolis, and it's transforming neighborhoods.  As I wrote in People Habitat, revitalization when done well is almost unparalleled in its ability to boost the “triple bottom line” of sustainability: a healthy environment, a healthy...continued

Through Solar Jobs, Veterans Find a Continuation in Mission to Serve Nation and Environment

Posted April 7, 2014 by Pierre Bull in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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Liz Perez’s dad served in the first Gulf War. And after she enlisted in the Navy and found herself in the second one, “it made me ask a lot of questions about why we were here in the Gulf again.”...continued

Good Clean Energy News From Albany

Posted April 4, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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This week, there’s good, clean-energy news from Albany. And though it seemed for a while that our state’s leadership on clean energy might be threatened, New York is back on track. Here’s the first piece of good news. In the...continued

LA City overwhelmingly supports adoption of Zero Waste plan for apartment and commercial buildings

Posted April 3, 2014 by Linda Escalante in Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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All change is local.  Earlier this week, the City Council of Los Angeles voted to transform the waste hauling system for apartment and commercial buildings and set the second largest city in the nation on a path towards achieving sustainability...continued

LA's Little Tokyo strengthens its identity by planning a "cultural eco-district" (written with Thomas Yee)

Posted April 3, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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  The Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles is one of the country’s most important Asian-American communities.  Comprising roughly five large city blocks, it has been maintained over the generations with ups and downs – including substantial depletion of population...continued

New Attack Threatens Clean Energy Law in Ohio

Posted April 2, 2014 by Pierre Bull in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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A small minority of Ohio lawmakers have fashioned a new attempt to stop clean energy investment in the state by suspending the goals in the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS), which aims to provide more energy efficiency opportunities for consumers...continued

Helping neighbors plan their own communities' future: a model for inclusive revitalization

Posted March 28, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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  Sustainable neighborhoods are the building blocks of sustainable cities.  Neighborhoods are where development decisions are made and where increments of change – whether good or bad – actually take place, as well as where residents and workers experience the...continued

Good News from America's Heartland: Another Attack on Clean Energy Falls Short

Posted March 26, 2014 by Pierre Bull in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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Good news from America’s heartland: A bipartisan coalition in the Kansas House stood with Kansans today in support of clean and renewable energy, turning back yet another attempt to repeal state Renewable Portfolio Standard aimed at fostering homegrown resources like...continued

Cheers to protecting the streams and wetlands that make great beer possible

Posted March 25, 2014 by Karen Hobbs in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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As craft brewers know, you can’t make great beer without clean water.  And you can’t guarantee clean water without having safeguards in place that protect small streams and wetlands from pollution.  For more than a decade, that’s been pretty tough...continued

NRDC's "Guide to Composting at Sports Venues"

Posted March 22, 2014 by Darby Hoover in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Composting for sports organizations just got easier with the release of NRDC’s Guide to Composting at Sports Venues. This is the latest in a series of technically-informed ecological management tools provided by the NRDC Sports Project at no cost to...continued

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