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Eagles, Cowboys, Indians and other sports teams seizing green ground

August 26th, 2013

Did you know that the Philadelphia Eagles are completely green-powered? Or that the Dallas Cowboys run the field when it comes to composting? Now the EPA has collected all these sustainable sports stories, raising raising the bar (admittedly it was low) on green practices for stadiums and sports leagues.

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Could blighted big box failures be reinvented as green community centers?

April 11th, 2012

June Williamson, co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia, and landscape architect Anne Vaterlaus have designed a very appealing conceptual demonstration project in the LA suburb of Pico Rivera, on the edge of the San Gabriel Valley. The community is working-class, 92 percent Latino, and relatively low-income. Air pollution levels are high.

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NYU releases carbon reduction plan

March 12th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

New York University released its Climate Action Plan (CAP) today, which outlines the first steps toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.

logoThe plan was developed after the university took a greenhouse gas inventory, and it outlines the projects and methods it will use to reduce or offsets its emissions.

NYU officials credited both Mayor Bloomberg’s PlanNYC Climate Challenge and the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) for initiating and helping shape its actions. The school is a signor of the ACUPCC .

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U.S. Green Concrete Council releases first ‘Sustainable Concrete Guide’

March 10th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

The U.S. Green Concrete Council has just released the industry’s first-ever comprehensive resource on concrete and sustainability. “The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Strategies and Examples” is a guide to strategies for the best use of concrete in high-performance, long-lasting, green buildings.

Sustainable-Concrete-GuideThe guide includes case studies, technical data and references, and numerous practices that can be implemented immediately, the Council said. In addition to general overview of basic,the drills down to such topics as carbon footprints, thermal transmission, stormwater management, and how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

The last part of the guide profiles 12 projects throughout the U.S., all of which utilize sustainable concrete practices and techniques.  The profiles include three specific types of structures: parking structures and parking lots; single-family and multi-family residential structures; and commercial, institutional, and industrial structures.

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