Smart Community Social Lab
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  

Smart news: How solar reduced a California farm’s electric bill by 75 percent http://bit.ly/1gFmiRe 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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