Landscaping that can stop wildfires – CNN.com

July 9, 2008,AEDT

CNN.com gives the basic prinicples of landscaping around your home in defence of wild fires. This article is a reaction to the California wildfires and comments that fire season is all year round in California.  Landscaping that can stop wildfires – CNN.com.

Eco-towns should be near urban sprawl, say planning chief – Birmingham Post

July 7, 2008,AEDT

The Government should drop proposals for eco-towns in rural locations and concentrate instead on developing sustainable communities in urban areas, according to the chairman of Birmingham’s planning committee. Councillor Peter Douglas Osborn said the council would be pushing ahead with its own plans to build five eco-towns within the Birmingham | Read More

Mexico plants 8 million trees in latest green project – Reuters

July 6, 2008,AEDT

Mexicans went out and planted more than 8 million trees across the country on Saturday as part of a government push to shed its reputation for environmental mismanagement and rampant illegal logging. Packs of volunteers, including oil workers and schoolchildren, trekked into fields and forests up and down Mexico wielding | Read More

Golf ‘ruining our green and pleasant land’

July 6, 2008,AEDT

The sport’s growing popularity has led to dozens of important parks being turned into 18-hole courses, leading to what English Heritage claims is “irreversible damage to the historic environment”. The warning comes as the organisation prepares to launch the first comprehensive register of the country’s neglected historic treasures this week. | Read More

Going up – Vertical gardens catch on – Vancouver Sun

July 6, 2008,AEDT

Vancouver is in the middle of a green wall revolution. A record number of these environmentally friendly sustainable “living” walls – also called vertical gardens – are being built here at the moment. One of the first ones went up a couple of years ago at the aquarium’s Aquawest Learning | Read More

New York City’s Green Real Estate Blog – greenbuildingsNYC

July 4, 2008,AEDT

Times Square is about to receive New York City’s first green-powered electronic billboard. Tokyo-based Ricoh Company, Ltd. will install a 47 by 126 foot sign on the Reuters Building (3 Times Square, at the northwestern corner of 42nd Street and 7th Avenue) that will draw power from 45 solar panels | Read More

LandDesign and Audubon Lifestyles Join Forces for Sustainable Development

July 2, 2008,AEDT

LandDesign Inc. and Audubon Lifestyles, LLC, today announce a new strategic partnership aimed at helping businesses and municipalities to implement green design and development and build more sustainable communities. The partnership will offer comprehensive, practical and timely assistance for clients that are committed to environmentally responsible green design and sustainable | Read More

NYC Gets a Green Roof Kickstart – GreenerBuildings.com

June 25, 2008,AEDT

New York City building owners who install vegetation on at least half of their rooftop space may receive up to $100,000 in a one-time property tax credit. Bill A.11226 passed the state legislature Tuesday, paving the way for building owners to be compensated about $4.50 per square foot of green | Read More

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