Allison Arieff in her Blog at the NYTimes.com looks at how water is becoming the new green now that oil has dropped to $60 a barrel.
Here is an excert from her blog “Although 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, just 3 percent of that water is fit for human consumption. This isn’t going to improve anytime soon. Failures in water-related infrastructure result in lost biodiversity, higher temperatures, increased flooding, massive impact on energy and unsafe, unsanitary water.”
Read more of Allison Arieff Blog @ the SOURCE: NYTimes.com – Blue Is the New Green – Allison Arieff Blog
Ambitious plans to provide a cycle hire scheme in London by May 2010 are achievable according to a feasibility study released on the 18 November. Transport for London has now invited companies interested in running the scheme to get in touch with them.
SOURCE: Greater London Authority – Press Release.
The awards comprised 15 categories in 2008, including landscape design, planning, science and research with 38 entries recognised as winners, highly commended or commended. Overseas winners include New Providence Wharf in Ontario and a development along the Haihe river in China.
SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Project to deliver sustainable communities in East London lauded as top landscape scheme in UK.
Congratulations to the winners of the awards – see a full list here
Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns as they balance a maintaining a green lawn with dwindling water supplies.
Read more @ the SOURCE: The Associated Press: Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns.
The University of Leicester — recently crowned University of the Year — has launched a £1 billion campus development to help it move into the top ten of British universities.
The building programme, one of the biggest ever undertaken in the sector, will strengthen Leicester’s unique position as an elite university committed to widening access to higher education.
Architects – Shepheard Epstein Hunter
SOURCE: University of Leicester – University of Leicester stakes £1 billion to secure elite status.