The Micro(grid) Solution to the Macro Challenge of Climate Change


“We have met the enemy and he is us.” So said the long-running American comic strip Pogo in a 1970 Earth Day poster about pollution. Late last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s most respected scientific authority on the climate change topic, said much the same thing. The group released its highly anticipated Fifth Assessment More Info »

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Cities can reduce Carbon Gas Emissions by 70%

Cities Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 70 Percent (via Green Building Elements)

Cities around the world can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by implementing aggressive but practical policy changes, says a new study by University of Toronto Civil Engineering Professor Chris Kennedy and World Bank climate change specialist Lorraine Sugar, one of Kennedy’s former…

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Live, Share, Grow

“Live Share Grow” is the brainchild of Brandon Martella, 24, a recent graduate of San Diego’s NewSchool of Architecture and Design, and his vertical farm proposal, posted online, has gone global. Martella’s proposal says: Food as a resource is limited. Supply will soon not meet demand. With population growth, food production in the United States More Info »