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June 2012

Published on June 25, 2012 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy
Mayor of Johannesburg, Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Paes of Rio and the Mayor of Seoul

Cities Arrive in Force at Rio+20

I don’t know if that 1992 pop song "We Got the Power" was meant for cities. But it should have been. It certainly would have been apropos during Rio+20, where cities arrived in force.


Recognized widely as the driving force behind many of the most significant...

Published on June 25, 2012 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Industry
National Geographic Headquarters in Washingington, D.C.

It's hard to overstate the potential (and necessity) of greening our existing building stock. Buildings account for 73% of electricity consumption in the U.S. and 38% of CO2 emissions. Can you imagine the dent we can make with added efficiency in this sector - environmentally and economically? Plus, existing buildings are all around us. Chances...

Published on June 21, 2012 Written by Farah McDill Posted in Center for Green Schools

One of the many reasons Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) was selected as one of two districts to receive a Center for Green Schools UTC Fellow was the development of Project Green. The District needed support to develop, manage and implement the program, and I was brought on to help. During the Earth Day celebrations in April...

Published on June 21, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Media

Rio de Janeiro (June 21, 2012) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) joined today with six major organizations at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to announce the Global Initiative on Urban Resilience (GIUR), an effort designed to spur building and infrastructure development, create new investment opportunities and...

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