Walkable cities are newly desirable

Caitlin Jones and her fiancé, Evan Oxfeld, grew up in suburbs where getting anywhere worth going required a car. When they started looking for a home together, they wanted something different: walkability.

Walkable cities are newly desirable.

Vail Colorado – Green Development

Trygg and other Minturn residents say that they welcome the Ginn Development Co.’s plan to build all of its buildings that are more than 20,000 square feet to green building standards.

Vail Colorado-Todays information & news from Vail Daily – News.

City may amend Dark Sky Ordinance

Ketchum was the first city in the state of Idaho to adopt regulations to preserve the integrity of the night sky, but city officials are considering amending the city’s Dark Sky Ordinance to provide for more leniency along the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor.

Idaho Mountain Express: City may amend Dark Sky Ordinance – December 5, 2007.

NBBJ :: Sustainable Design Project Making Strides Against Global Warming

Responsible for nearly half the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – the building industry is the primary contributor to global warming. To address this issue, the national design community has called for an immediate 50 percent energy reduction in all new buildings — and the call-to-action is working. A recent success story is Alley24, a new mixed-use building in Seattle that in little more than one year of occupancy reduced the office building’s CO2 emissions within a few percentage points of the 50 percent target

NBBJ :: Sustainable Design Project Making Strides Against Global Warming.

Broken Homes Damage the Environment – US National Science Foundation (NSF)

The data are in. Divorce is bad for the environment.

A novel study that links divorce with the environment shows that a global trend of soaring divorce rates has created more households with fewer people, that, in turn, take up more space and gobble up more energy and water. The research was completed atMichigan State University

nsf.gov – News – Broken Homes Damage the Environment – US National Science Foundation (NSF).