Green design for buildings to become mandatory – The Jakarta Post

June 12, 2008,AEDT

The Jakarta administration is taking a step toward creating more energy-efficient buildings by drafting green regulations for future and existing structures. The regulations are being drafted by the Jakarta Property Management and Control Agency and will form the legal grounding for the green designs, agency head Hari Sasongko said Wednesday. | Read More

Creating a walkable environment is one solution – The Tennessean

June 12, 2008,AEDT

Lack of transportation choices, long commutes and cheap electricity from coal-fired power plants have contributed to Tennessee’s four major cities being ranked in the Top 25 worst emitters of carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, one-third of U.S. CO2 emissions come from transportation uses. Because most people | Read More

Unsustainable Seattle – Crosscut Seattle

June 10, 2008,AEDT

When you consider the carbon footprint of new construction, this city promotes growth and development policies that are wasteful, destructive, and myopic. Greens and historic preservationists need to find common cause in creating a truly sustainable urban landscape. SOURCE: Crosscut Seattle – Unsustainable Seattle.

The battle of the skyscrapers – Salon News

June 10, 2008,AEDT

For an entire century, New York was the city of skyscrapers, the epitome of the vertical city. It just kept growing into the sky, faster and faster. It was an exhilarating adventure in stone, steel and glass — and seemingly unsurpassable. In “Delirious New York,” his legendary 1978 book about | Read More

Talking green: A guide to eco-English

June 9, 2008,AEDT

Denise Ryan of the Times Colonist (Canada) has written a great article on the language, lexicon, jargon of Eco-English. Terms that we use in day to day life as professionals and educators but often we forget what they actually mean. For the correct meaning on Bioaccumulation, Freecycling, Point Sources and | Read More

Green revolution: Air is what’s bothering Indians

June 6, 2008,AEDT

Most Indians ranked environment pollution as their second worst problem in a list of six and believe that air, water and noise pollution will get worse, says a first-of-its-kind survey conducted by CNN-IBN and Outlook magazine. The survey, in partnership with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Centre | Read More

Urban Farmer II – Vancouver Sun

June 4, 2008,AEDT

Neophyte farmer Nicholas Read is spending the summer learning how to grow food. With the help of City Farm Boy Ward Teulon, who runs a network of 14 backyard vegetable farms in Vancouver, he hopes to learn to tell the difference between a seed and a weed. This is his | Read More

State’s wildflowers rise to new role – OrlandoSentinel.com

June 3, 2008,AEDT

A new grant is helping a budding industry in Florida take root. The $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay for new equipment and marketing for wildflower growers, who are currently harvesting and cleaning tiny seeds as they build their young industry. Now, with rising gas prices and | Read More

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