Broccoli City Festival Returns With Star-Studded 2017 Lineup – NBC4 Washington

The festival that brings hip-hop, trap and soul music to D.C. while promoting sustainable, healthy living is headed back to town. Broccoli City has announced an all-star lineup for its fifth annual festival in D.C. this spring. Rae Sremmurd — the duo behind “Black Beatles,” which set off the viral mannequin challenge — will hit the […]

The Grass That’s “Greener”: Sustainable Landscaping for City Living – Lavender Magazine

With summer right around the corner, most Minnesotans are in full lawn-maintenance mode. The hiss of sprinkler systems is starting to join the chorus of morning birds, and the roar of lawn mowers disrupts the tranquility of fresh spring afternoons. Many people are spending hours out in their yards, not yet enjoying the spaces, but […]

City Centre Me'aisem wins green building award – Trade Arabia

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer, said its Dubai-based shopping mall – City Centre Me’aisem – has been named the ‘Green Commercial Building of the Year’ in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. As the first Platinum Leed-certified building in the region, City Centre Me’aisem is built on 325,000 […]

Green energy spurs jobs growth in Midwest, U.S. – Kansas City Star

Last month on Earth Day, leaders from more than 170 nations signed an international accord addressing the global threat of climate change. The Paris climate agreement laid out the steps countries, including the U.S., China and India, are committing to take to reduce carbon emissions. People know climate change threatens the planet but don’t feel […]

Industrial pollution-busting rules approved by LA City Council – LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — The City Council today approved stricter building rules for industrial sites in an effort to reduce environmental pollution affecting three residential neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The “Clean Up Green Up” program lays out rules for new projects and expansion of existing industrial sites in the Pacoima and Sun Valley area, Boyle Heights […]

BSES to buy 700 MW of 'green energy' for city – Chandigarh Tribune

Delhi’s Reliance Infra-backed power distribution company BSES today announced plans to procure 700 MW of “green energy”. The company said it has decided to procure both solar and non-solar power at under Rs 5 per unit through the “reverse auction” route to ensure an “extremely competitive” rate to benefit the consumers. “This will open a […]

Polluting industries took over this California city. Now, residents are taking … – Grist

The city of Commerce, a small municipality of 13,000 just a short distance from downtown Los Angeles, has long been the recipient of some of the region’s worst pollution. Commerce is the unlucky inheritor of decades of poor land planning, which has saddled its residents with health-threatening conditions and few resources to handle them. But those […]

New York City Team DURA Designs Stackable Post-Disaster Home for Solar … – Green Building Elements

Design Published on September 7th, 2015 | by Dawn Killough September 7th, 2015 by Dawn Killough  DURA House, designed and built by NYC College of Technology One of the teams in this year’s Solar Decathlon, is from New York City’s College of Technology.  This team focused on the issue of providing disaster housing that can […]

Jersey City aims to reduce carbon footprint with energy-analysis plan – NJ.com

Jersey City officials are aiming to make city buildings more energy-efficient by implementing energy audits every three years, the city announced yesterday. Environmental firm Greener By Design will conduct the initial $ 10,000 energy analysis, including carbon and greenhouse gas footprint analysis, of all city buildings to identify what energy conservation measures can be implemented […]