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
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.
Gil Penalosa, the "pied piper for sustainable transportation," quoted in a Globe & Mail profile.
Photo: The Atlantic Cities
Glampers, for glamorous camping http://bit.ly/KBYe4g
Smart news: How solar reduced a California farm’s electric bill by 75 percent http://bit.ly/1gFmiRe
Brilliant design: solar-powered relief tents http://bit.ly/1qjFtUi
Smart streetlights: by replacing old-fashioned bulbs with LEDs, cities can save 40-70% on their street lighting energy bills http://bit.ly/1jnCQAd
Happy World Water Day. Here’s to clean water access for everyone http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday
California set a solar power generation record on Friday March 7th, then broke it the very next day. http://bit.ly/PNWacY
The power to change the world: California launches America’s first all-electric school bus. By saving 16 gallons of fuel a day, the bus saves $11,000 in fuel per year. http://bit.ly/1kglzG5