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February 2013

Published on February 26, 2013 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy
Looking up at the capitol dome in Des Moines, Iowa.

If you thought we had a lot to celebrate in 2012, just brace yourself for 2013. Green building advocates have already mobilized for policy action in South Carolina, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Arkansas, Iowa and Colorado. I was fortunate...

Published on February 21, 2013 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy
UNEP Rio +20 Conference

“From Outcome to Implementation” – That was the theme of the first universal session of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF), which convened on Monday . The agenda for the meeting, open to all 193 UN member states for the first time, sought to create a framework...

Published on February 21, 2013 Written by Nathaniel Allen Posted in Center for Green Schools

“I remain fully committed to the goal I first stated in July of 2011, that we will make the District of Columbia the healthiest, greenest city in the nation...this is my promise to everyone.” – Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, February 20, 2013

Over the next 20 years, the District of Columbia’s population is...

Published on February 21, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy
Photo credit: SGA

The following is a guest post by Alex Dodds, Online Communications Manager at Smart Growth America.

The biggest real estate investor in the United States isn’t Donald Trump, and it’s not a private equity firm.

Spending or committing roughly $450 billion a year, the federal...

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