The Associated Press and other news outlets have reported over the last few weeks on the growing trend for young people and empty nesters moving downtown in major cities across the USA to save on fuel costs and to reduce their travel time. The other growing trend is more people opting | Read More
Hong Kong has prepared a HK$37 million ($4.75 million) composting plant to deal with up to 20 tonnes of manure a day from horses taking part in equestrian events in next month’s Olympics and September’s Paralympics. Hong Kong opens processing plant for manure – guardian.co.uk.
The UK Government has released the report with proposal’s for the Eco Towns, below is the full details. Underlining the government’s determination that only the best quality schemes with very high sustainability standards should qualify for eco-town status, the standards being developed are set to include: * achieving zero carbon | Read More
It’s not often you go from your day job to turning a sheep over and inspecting its hooves,” says Brigitta Richards. A nursery nurse, Richards is one of a growing number of volunteer shepherds recruited by Brighton and Hove city council as part of an initiative to reintroduce grazing to | Read More
Championing the value of large trees in the urban environment The environmental, economic and social benefits of trees are well documented. Members of The Landscape Institute routinely work to ensure that trees form an integral part of the urban landscape and public realm. However, the valuable contribution made by large-growing | Read More
Phil Clark of Building Design asks Why bother specifying a green roof when it adds extra costs, consultants, hassle and work? This attitude seems common when it comes to deciding whether to add vegetation to your scheme’s structure. And in the credit crunch, any part of a project that could | Read More
CBC.ca reports that 15 solar-powered cars, including four managed by teams from Canadian schools, rolled out of a suburb of Dallas, Texas, on Sunday en route to Calgary in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge.The race should end on July 22 at the University of Calgary CBC.ca – Solar-powered cars begin | Read More
Jon Land of 24dash.com reports that Glynedebourne Opera House of East Sussex, UK will install a 230ft (70m) to reduce the venue’s carbon emissions by 70% and will reduce its impact on the environment. SOURCE: 24dash – Glyndebourne Opera House given go-ahead for 230ft wind turbine>
The city took a tentative step this week toward fulfilling the dream of a certain kind of urban idealist, saying that it will explore the possibility of creating a bike-sharing program that could make hundreds or even thousands of bicycles available for public use. “This is a really big deal,” | Read More
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.