Smart Community Social Lab
What does a clean puppy have to do with clean energy? In Kitakyushu, our “Hydrogen Town” smart community case study is providing carbon-free energy, which includes warm showers for puppies. Video: http://hubs.ly/y03FL50 

What does a clean puppy have to do with clean energy? In Kitakyushu, our “Hydrogen Town” smart community case study is providing carbon-free energy, which includes warm showers for puppies. Video: http://hubs.ly/y03FL50 

Smart community is about working with nature to make improvements. Like the outside-air cooling feature that saves 40% on energy use at this data center park in Japan’s castle town of Matsue. http://bit.ly/1Ak4dzH

Smart community is about working with nature to make improvements. Like the outside-air cooling feature that saves 40% on energy use at this data center park in Japan’s castle town of Matsue. http://bit.ly/1Ak4dzH

A smart community requires biodiversity. Here is one of our neighbors at Toshiba’s biotope project in Tokyo. http://bit.ly/VqmMTa 

A smart community requires biodiversity. Here is one of our neighbors at Toshiba’s biotope project in Tokyo. http://bit.ly/VqmMTa 

In our Saitama case study, the Home Energy Management System (HEMS) delivers real time data to residents http://bit.ly/1mKwcjH 

In our Saitama case study, the Home Energy Management System (HEMS) delivers real time data to residents http://bit.ly/1mKwcjH 

Smart community is about solving energy needs while protecting natural beauty http://bit.ly/1oxLTKI 

Smart community is about solving energy needs while protecting natural beauty http://bit.ly/1oxLTKI 

Smart community testing on Miyakojima island in Japan includes solar-powered recharging stations for micro-EVs 
http://www.toshiba-smartcommunity.com/EN/Blog/bid/391733/smart-community-projects-on-ecoisland-miyakojima-of-okinawa 

Smart community testing on Miyakojima island in Japan includes solar-powered recharging stations for micro-EVs 

http://www.toshiba-smartcommunity.com/EN/Blog/bid/391733/smart-community-projects-on-ecoisland-miyakojima-of-okinawa 

A smart community knows how to use water and make it clean again.  http://www.mynewsdesk.com/toshiba-global/blog_posts/toshiba-s-sewage-system-solutions-support-water-resource-circulation-26133

A smart community knows how to use water and make it clean again.  http://www.mynewsdesk.com/toshiba-global/blog_posts/toshiba-s-sewage-system-solutions-support-water-resource-circulation-26133

sustainablelives:

thisbigcity:

This is the highest diversion rate of any major city in North America. San Francisco has set the goal of achieving zero waste, or sending nothing to the landfill or incineration, by the year 2020.

I spent a few days in San Francisco back in March and was pleasantly surprised at the scope and efficiency of the city’s recycling program. Dubbed Recology, the program is probably the most comprehensive large-scale waste management solutions I’ve read about in North America, and I think they set the standard for other major cities across the continent. They’re serious about their goals, and I really hope they manage to achieve them.

sustainablelives:

thisbigcity:

This is the highest diversion rate of any major city in North America. San Francisco has set the goal of achieving zero waste, or sending nothing to the landfill or incineration, by the year 2020.

I spent a few days in San Francisco back in March and was pleasantly surprised at the scope and efficiency of the city’s recycling program. Dubbed Recology, the program is probably the most comprehensive large-scale waste management solutions I’ve read about in North America, and I think they set the standard for other major cities across the continent. They’re serious about their goals, and I really hope they manage to achieve them.

If you build a city that is great for an eight-year-old and for an 80-year-old, then you build a city that is going to be great for everybody. They’re like an indicator species. We need to stop building cities as if everybody in them is 30 years old and athletic.

Gil Penalosa, the "pied piper for sustainable transportation," quoted in a Globe & Mail profile. 

Photo: The Atlantic Cities

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Glampers, for glamorous camping http://bit.ly/KBYe4g  

Glampers, for glamorous camping http://bit.ly/KBYe4g