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Three More US State Capitals to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced design assistance to help the capital cities of Michigan, Wisconsin and Washington develop designs for greener, healthier, more vibrant neighborhoods. The designs will provide models for the growing number of communities interested in sustainable designs that improve the environment, strengthen local economies, and protect people’s health. The […]

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Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future

This book is about cities and young people and how their future is bound up together. In the way that we envision and build and modify and retrofit the cities of the future we can unlock the mystery of whether we are, quite literally, going to make it or not. Canadian sustainability futurist and expert […]

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Race To Reduce

Genius comes in two kinds: through people just like us but more so, and through people and organizations that have that extra spark. If it was not for the global need to save energy, the term “energy management” might never have even been coined… Globally we need to save energy. CivicAction’s Greening Greater Toronto’s first […]

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Dockside Green Is Different

In business, differentiation is everything; we all know this. We all know that. We build business strategies around that concept. We get it, or do we really? Have we actually forgotten what it means to be different? A commitment to differentiation is intimidating. That takes a commitment to innovation. The world needs innovation; the kind […]

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The New Urbanism

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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“Green Japan”: a model for environmental stewardship

Research shows multiple options available to governments to meet Kyoto obligations WATERLOO, CANADA – Japan’s experience sets an example for other nations facing tough standards set by the Kyoto Protocol, finds new research released this month from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). In CIGI’s newest Working Paper, Green Japan: Managing the Intersection of […]

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Alcoa Foundation Helps Fund Brad Pitt’s ”Make It Right” Project to Build Green Affordable Housing in New Orleans

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) and Alcoa Foundation have announced support for Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” (MIR) project to build green affordable housing on a large scale to help victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. An Alcoa Foundation grant of $150,000 was made to the Make It Right project today. The MIR project – […]

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City of Oshawa Wins Gold at Prestigious International Awards Competition

OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa achieved a gold award at the 2007 International Awards for Liveable Communities. Municipalities who receive a gold award are recognized as being in the top 15 percent in sustainability and liveable communities’ practices world-wide. Oshawa also won third place in its population category of 75,001 – 200,000.

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