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LG Says Energy Star Products Save Consumers $150 Million in Utility Costs | Sustainable Brands

LG Says Energy Star Products Save Consumers $150 Million in Utility Costs | Sustainable Brands | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Sales for LG products that attained EPA’s “Energy Star Most Efficient” designation jumped 75 percent in 2012, saving consumers more than $150 million in utility costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 930 million pounds over the life...
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LG report identifies some serious savings in buying Energy Star products. As I replace appliances and equipment, I have only been buying those with the Energy Star rating. This confirms the savings and demonstrates that others are investing in energy efficiency, too.

  

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The Battle for Sustainable Cities – Blog | SustainAbility

The Battle for Sustainable Cities – Blog | SustainAbility | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Geoff Kendall on how the battle for a sustainable future will be won or lost in our cities.
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Cities will lead the discussions and must be decisive. 

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Sustainability moves to larger developments - Journal of Commerce

Sustainability moves to larger developments - Journal of Commerce | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Journal of Commerce Sustainability moves to larger developments Journal of Commerce “One such site is the downtown Toyota (1290 Burrard) site: the city is currently reviewing an application for the project that involves a 1.58 acre site, but...
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Lessons from the women who are leading the sustainable cities - Grist

Lessons from the women who are leading the sustainable cities - Grist | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Grist's assistant editor, Darby Minow Smith, looks back at more than a dozen interviews with urban sustainability directors and reflects on what they -- and all of you -- taught her.
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Many cities are moving forward...

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A Dose of Reality at the New York GreenBiz Forum

A Dose of Reality at the New York GreenBiz Forum | Green Communities | Scoop.it
When Jeff Rice, Senior Director of Sustainability at Walmart, confesses that consumer response to their progressive environmental strategy is virtually non-existent, the reality becomes clear that, more than 10 years into the modern sustainability...
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Jeff Rice, Sr. Sustainability Director for Walmart, spoke in Wichita the end of January and recently spoke in NYC. 

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Sustainability Home - The City of Tulsa Online

Sustainability Home - The City of Tulsa Online | Green Communities | Scoop.it
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Here's Tulsa's plan. Check it out. 

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Four Ways for Cities to be Sustainable for the 4th

Four Ways for Cities to be Sustainable for the 4th | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Across America, cities are stepping up to the plate on sustainability. In honor of the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, here are four of her most sustainable cities.
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Celebrating our Independence!

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Portland and Sustainability: Modern ideas push the needle (Part 2) - Sustainable Business Oregon

Portland and Sustainability: Modern ideas push the needle (Part 2) - Sustainable Business Oregon | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Portland and Sustainability: Modern ideas push the needle (Part 2) Sustainable Business Oregon The four decades of Portland's history that began in the late '60s established a record of sustainability unparalleled in this city — or most other...
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Portland continues to forge ahead of others in sustainable development. 

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Smart city spending to reach $20 billion by 2020

Smart city spending to reach $20 billion by 2020 | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Pike Research predicts tech investments will shape smarter transportation, water, buildings and energy infrastructure.
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Local governments want and need to drive down operational costs. Many are turning to "smart" planning, conservation of resources, and sustainabilty initiatives to achieve savings.

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Sustainability Almanac for February 21 – 28

Sustainability Almanac for February 21 – 28 | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Global News
Russian Meteor Largest in Century
A meteor that exploded over Russia was the largest recorded object to strike the Earth in more than a century, scientists say.
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Anyone miss seeing this in the news???

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Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida: Bringing Together Culture and Sustainability

Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida: Bringing Together Culture and Sustainability | Green Communities | Scoop.it
Why has downtown Miami’s Bicentennial Park been closed for the past few years? Because city officials, architects, and construction crews are working tirelessly on the city’s most exciting new bayside destination: Miami’s Museum Park.
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Bicentennial Park to reopen in Miami....

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