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Inching closer to climate goals, New York contracts for 300 EV charging stations

October 27, 2016 by Utility Dive

A New York Power Authority (NYPA) contract for 300 electric vehicle charging stations will move the state towards its goals of having 3,000 stations online by 2018 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.[read more]


How Can Your City Become More Eco-friendly?

October 25, 2016 by Ryan Kh

As individuals, we need to do our part to conserve energy and be eco-friendly. We can do that in our own homes in quite a few different ways. We can start with our energy providers. For example, it is easy to get Direct Energy rates, especially for Texas residents. Once you have access to those plans and rates, it is a simple thing to...[read more]


Low Impact Housing for Cities

October 21, 2016 by Sebastien Miller

Low Impact Development (LID) is commonly defined as: ‘Development which, by virtue of its low or benign environmental impact, may be allowed in locations where conventional development is not permitted’ (1).  More understandably, this means that LID housing is temporary in nature, made of natural / locally sourced materials, and is...[read more]

5 charts that explain why more recycling efforts may not result in zero waste

October 20, 2016 by Waste Dive

The idea that U.S. cities and states could achieve "zero waste" if only people would recycle more has become a common refrain. However the idea that reducing consumption would create less waste to deal with in the first place hasn't quite caught on yet.Canada is currently celebrating Waste Reduction Week, as it has for the past...[read more]

Rob Greenfield and the amazing technicolor trash coat

October 19, 2016 by Waste Dive

When Rob Greenfield disposes of his Starbucks cup this week, he won't struggle with the hassle of separating the cup for recycling. In fact, he won’t bother to find a garbage bin at all. Instead, Greenfield will slip the cup into a pocket of his trash coat and continue on his way.The 30-year-old New York-based activist is on a mission to...[read more]

Can trash cans that look like giant coffee cups boost recycling?

October 17, 2016 by Waste Dive

UK nonprofit Hubbub, known for its creative waste strategies, is launching a social experiment campaign called #1MoreShot in the city of Manchester with the goal of collecting 20,000 coffee cups for recycling over the next three months[read more]

Minnesota real estate developer tackles 'beyond ambitious' energy retrofit

October 14, 2016 by Utility Dive

Madison Equities' comprehensive energy retrofit of three buildings in downtown St. Paul, Minn., will save enough energy to power a small town, according to Minnesota Public Radio.[read more]

People generate more waste if they can recycle

October 13, 2016 by Waste Dive

A new study published in the Journal of Marketing Research from two Boston University academics finds that decisions around recycling may be more personal than previously realized, as explained in Harvard Business Review.[read more]

Seattle becomes first US city to ban green, brown plastic produce bags

October 10, 2016 by Waste Dive

The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved a plan to ban green and brown plastic produce bags to eliminate composting confusion.[read more]

One World Trade Center is the tallest LEED building in the Western Hemisphere

October 6, 2016 by Construction Dive

This post originally appeared on our sister publication, Construction Dive. Our mission is to provide busy professionals like you with a bird's-eye-view of the construction industry in 60 seconds. To subscribe to our daily newsletter click here.Dive Brief:The 104-story, 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center tower has been awarded LEED...[read more]

Some DC trash bins will soon get smarter with Enevo sensors

October 6, 2016 by Waste Dive

This post originally appears on our sister publication, Waste Dive. Our mission is to provide busy professionals like you with a bird's-eye-view of the waste industry in 60 seconds. To subscribe to our daily newsletter click here. Dive Brief: The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) is planning to install Enevo...[read more]

A New Method to Rehabilitate Damaged Soils

October 6, 2016 by Leda Marritz

Susan Day and her team at Virginia Tech published a paper earlier this year about a soil rehabilitation technique called Soil Profile Rebuilding, or SPR. They were looking for a way to rehabilitate soils damaged by land development in a way that would restore their biological function and be more supportive of plant growth.[read more]