Barcelona, Stockholm, and Amsterdam

Rather out of date but still good info… Barcelona already boasts a strong public transit system. Several buses, a robust metro system and a seemingly popular public bicycle program make mobility easy. In a current effort to develop a casebook of global EV activities, the Clean Energy Ministerial found that in Barcelona, only about 24 percent of the citizenry relies on personal …

Chicago implements energy rating system for buildings + affordable, ZNE Habitat homes in Colorado

Katie Pyzyk, Smart Cities Dive, Aug. 26, 2019 Chicago launched its Energy Rating System to rate and make public the energy efficiency of large buildings (50,000 square feet or larger), including about 3,400 buildings across the city.  The buildings will be provided with placards illustrating their energy performance on a zero to four-star scale, which they are required to display on-site and report …

As the World Burns: Seeing life as expendable

The people at the helm, around the world, would watch us all burn rather than shake up the way things are, as long as they can be the last ones standing atop the wreckage. If we want to do more than watch those fires helplessly, we are going to have to demand much better, and fast. Catastrophes in the Amazon …

Living Near Busy Roads or Traffic Pollution Impacts Kids, Developing Babies, Pregnant Women, and all who breathe: USC references

USC Environmental Health Centers, Youth from across Los Angeles gather for LA Youth for Environmental Justice Forum References: Living Near Busy Roads or Traffic Pollution Please note: in the following citations, authors whose names are shown in red are/were scientists with, or are/were otherwise affiliated with, our Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center or Children’s Environmental Health Center at USC at the time of …

New program gives remote Native American Tribes greater access to affordable electric vehicles

Blue Lake Rancheria has teamed up with GRID Alternatives and the Native American Environmental Protection Coalition to conduct direct outreach to tribal communities to provide information on incentives and funding to make electric vehicles more affordable for low-income drivers. The One-Stop-Shop Pilot will streamline and improve access to clean transportation incentives to consumers around the state who meet income qualifications. …

11 facts about coast redwoods, the tallest trees in the world

Melissa Breyer August 29, 2017 Sturdy, stalwart, and superlatively statuesque, California’s coast redwoods stand out as some of the most impressive organisms on the planet. Before the 1850s, coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) luxuriated amongst some 2 million acres of California’s coast, stretching from south of Big Sur to just over the Oregon border. One of three members of the Sequoioideae …

Labor Standards Are Key

Excerpt, Sept 2, How Companies Use Perks to Control Your Life, Colorado Sun, by Elizabeth C. Tippett is associate professor in the school of law at the University of Oregon Historically, company housing sat at the sweet spot of valuable and necessary. If you were operating a new mine in the early 20th century and there was no housing or transportation nearby, …

A Season for Prophetic Action

Vatican Media Screenshot Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation ‘Each Christian man and woman, every member of the human family, can act as a thin yet unique and indispensable thread in weaving a network of life that embraces everyone’1 SEPT 2019 ZENIT STAFF FRANCIS Below is Pope Francis’ message for the 5th World Day of Prayer for …