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By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World

By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World | green infographics | Scoop.it
Cities might be burning three times more energy in 2050 than they did in 2005—unless they act now.

Currently, more than half of the world’s people live in cities. Given the trend of jobs returning to urban centers, it may not be surprising that by 2030 the world’s cities will be home to 60 percent of the world’s population. Cities are adapting to accommodate the growing population by becoming sustainable and green.

Yet assuming that the current rapid pace of population growth continues, cities will be burning three times more energy per capita in 2050 than they did in 2005 despite their “green” efforts. Even with increasing favor toward public transport in the first world’s largest cities, the cities with the greatest opportunity to reduce energy use are those in the still-developing second world, particularly in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Infographic: How Aware Are You About Smart Cities?

Infographic: How Aware Are You About Smart Cities? | green infographics | Scoop.it
How much do everyday people know about smart city initiatives? In this infographic, learn what Frost & Sullivan discovered after polling 1,000 U.S. consumers to see what they know.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Green Cities Can Help Sustain the Future

INFOGRAPHIC: How Green Cities Can Help Sustain the Future | green infographics | Scoop.it

People around the world are moving to urban areas in record numbers – and for the first time ever there’s more people living in cities than in rural areas. This trend is only set to accelerate, so it’s high time to develop solutions to make our cities more sustainable. CityTownInfo just launched a new infographic that shows how greener cities can pave the way to a sustainable future – check it out after the break.

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Norm Miller's curator insight, April 15, 2014 1:24 PM

Mixed use and density does lower resources per capita.  But this is the first estimate I've seen.

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3 tips for companies to reduce carbon in their supply chains [infographic]

3 tips for companies to reduce carbon in their supply chains  [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Cutting carbon is not just about reducing emissions. The bulk of the problem lies along the supply chain, which should be meaningfully engaged.

The corporate sector is facing some stark and irrefutable truths regarding climate change.

First, at over 400 parts per million, atmospheric carbon is skyrocketing. If large companies are going to achieve their carbon reduction targets, it's imperative that they engage their supply base.

Visit the link for three top tips on how to kick-off doing so.

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Ad Agency Designs And Makes Brochures Without Using Electricity

Ad Agency Designs And Makes Brochures Without Using Electricity | green infographics | Scoop.it

The Leo Burnett agency in Lisbon was commissioned to create a brochure for the EDP Group’s Access to Energy (A2E) campaign, which aims to bring electricity to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Amazon.
This campaign also sought to show that many developed countries waste electricity, so the creative team challenged themselves by designing a brochure without using any energy.
Paper was made, pressed and dried, and the two colors of the brochure were printed manually on the paper. The last step was perhaps the easiest—folding these brochures by hand.


Even the process was documented without electricity—film cameras were used, and the amount of effort put in can be seen in the video at the link.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:37 AM

Cool demo, but the future is clearly not abandon electricity.  The pollution associated with the film camera world has a host of problems as well (mercury, etc.).  But I like the idea here and the notion of being able to do things outside of the widely accepted standards of production.

ramiro alonso's curator insight, February 4, 2014 7:20 AM

Una campaña para una empresa de electrificación realizada sin electricidad.

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How Green is Your State? Find Out With This Interactive Map

How Green is Your State? Find Out With This Interactive Map | green infographics | Scoop.it
MPHOnline created an interactive map to determine the best and the worst (How Green is Your State?

There are many ways to assess the greenness of your home state. MPHOnline‘s approach was to consider a state’s energy makeup, gasoline consumption per capita, greenhouse gas emissions, air and water quality, recycling efforts and availability of public transportation.

Using this data from state energy, waste, transportation and environmental management agencies, MPHOnline created an interactive map to determine how each state ranks.


Visit the link and click on your state to see how it fares.

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Bhopkins's curator insight, November 18, 2013 10:37 AM

Maryland:  Not Very Green, except, perhaps, on recycling.

Electric Car's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:56 PM

Spend your hard earned dollars on research into free, clean energy hich maximizes output of solar, wind, other unused free sources of energy,  instead of "investing" in poisonous drilling and mining, shipping oil hungry equipment polluting the planet, and paying ever increasing prices for ancient fossilized sunshine just for electricity production.  

Maxwell Tech's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:18 PM

How green is your state? Check out this nifty interactive map from EcoLiving and learn about your state's green rating. Let's try to get more green on the map, U.S.!

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Measuring Green Efficiency State by State in US | The Energy Collective

Measuring Green Efficiency State by State in US | The Energy Collective | green infographics | Scoop.it

This interactive infographic compares each U.S. state on overall “greenness” and on individual categories of mass transit, renewables, recycling, water quality, air quality, and CO2.

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Lance LeTellier's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:32 PM

Looks like the midwest is greener than most

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Smart Environmental Illustrations by Yuko Shimizu

Smart Environmental Illustrations by Yuko Shimizu | green infographics | Scoop.it

With Superstorm Sandy still a recent memory, New York-based editorial illustrator extraordinaire Yuko Shimizu has recently put together a portfolio of her environmentally themed works. 


The flowing lines of her work lend themselves well to the inviting curves of the natural world and the very elements we so badly need to protect. These illustrations featured in articles ranging in topic from sustainable eating and deforestation, to oil drilling and environmentally friendly cars.

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Infographic: Why Green Construction Practices Make Sense

Infographic: Why Green Construction Practices Make Sense | green infographics | Scoop.it

In this infographic, learn about the different practices that construction companies are implementing in order to keep our environmental footprint to a minimum, with statistics regarding how effective these practices are.

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INFOGRAPHIC: It Pays to Go Green!

INFOGRAPHIC: It Pays to Go Green! | green infographics | Scoop.it
An infographic explaining the benefits of going green for small business.


Why does sustainable architecture matter in small business?
Learn the answer(s) with this infographic from Autodesk.

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Rebekah Ellis's curator insight, June 12, 2013 9:54 AM

Start here - jot down two things that are interesting to you. Be prepared to discuss.

fc3arch's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:30 PM

It's just smart design.

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Ivanpah: the World’s Largest Solar Thermal Project

Ivanpah: the World’s Largest Solar Thermal Project | green infographics | Scoop.it

For the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the numbers don’t lie – and they don’t fail to impress, either. In one of the U.S.’s sunniest regions, the sky is the limit for this solar power project.


The Ivanpah project, comprised of three separate plants to be built in phases, has begun construction on federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The project received a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Electricity from Ivanpah will be sold under multiple power-purchase agreements, each of 25-30 years duration with Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The electricity generated by all three plants is enough to support a yearly average of 140,000 homes, and more than twice that number when operating at maximum capacity during the peak hours of the day.

Ivanpah is the first large-scale solar thermal plant to be built in California in 20 years, supporting California’s goal of 33 percent renewable power generation by 2020.

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The true cost of water

The true cost of water | green infographics | Scoop.it

The market’s perverse water pricing creates opportunities for businesses that look beyond the market and consider the true cost of H20.

The environmental and social costs of global business water use add up to around $1.9 trillion per year, according to new research.

Some of these external water costs already are being internalized and hitting bottom lines: Just last year, the worst drought in the United States in 50 years sent commodity prices skyrocketing. Companies, especially those in the food, beverage and apparel sectors whose margins and supply chains are tightly linked to agricultural commodities, can use the true cost of water to get ahead of the trend of external costs increasingly being internalized through regulations, pricing or shortages...

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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 18, 2013 7:06 PM

Understanding the true costs of resources, and accounting for these costs, is critical to realistically reaching the goal of Zero Footprint.

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Top 10 Cities with the Greenest Homes

Top 10 Cities with the Greenest Homes | green infographics | Scoop.it

San Francisco and Washington D.C. are two of the country's 10 cities with the greenest homes. The newly released analysis covered each city's overall carbon dioxide emissions and the number of homes for sale with green features or ratings. 


Sustainable features included solar panels, low-flow faucets, dual-pane windows, Energy Star-labeled appliances, LEED certification, and new construction by green builders.

Visit the article link for further information about each top-10 city’s green initiatives.

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Re/Max Atlantic - Pamela Stearns's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:16 AM

This real-estate service provides homeowners with quality homes through a service that adheres to providing excellent customer quality.

Gary Mitchell's comment, May 2, 2013 4:09 PM
More and more cities are starting to realize how important it is ti be eco friendly
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The 2014 GOOD City Index

The 2014 GOOD City Index | green infographics | Scoop.it
GOOD's annual breakdown of the most inspiring cities in the world.

'The heartbeat of a city is a difficult thing to measure. Some, like physicists Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt, say you can measure a city by the precise pace at which its citizens walk. Others think a city’s true worth lies in the cost of its housing, or the growth of its population, or the fiscal outlook of its property developers. At GOOD, we believe that a city’s heartbeat is best measured in “possibility”—the pervading sense that though a place may be far from perfect, its citizens are taking a bold stake in its future through a mixture of creativity, hustle, and civic engagement.'

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The Most and Least Expensive States for Energy Costs

The Most and Least Expensive States for Energy Costs | green infographics | Scoop.it
EcoBuilding Pulse's interactive heat map displays how each state ranks for total energy costs, and breaksdown average electric, natural gas, and fuel costs from WalletHub's "Most and Least Energy Expensive States" report.
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Infographic - 10 Interesting Facts about Solar Energy

Infographic - 10 Interesting Facts about Solar Energy | green infographics | Scoop.it

We find the below infographic to be very interesting, as it highlights facts about solar energy which we did not know.  From Google to Space Missions and from flooring to a roadway, check out the interesting facts and amaze your friends with your knowledge.

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Infographic: What is Light Pollution?

Infographic: What is Light Pollution? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Light pollution refers to the various ways in which artificial light can negatively impact our natural environment. The four most common categories of light pollution are urban glow, glare, light clutter, and light trespass.

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Infographic: NRDC's Green Electronics Holiday Shopping Guide 2013

Infographic: NRDC's Green Electronics Holiday Shopping Guide 2013 | green infographics | Scoop.it

While shopping for the latest electronics device this holiday season, you can make sure it’s a gift that keeps on giving -- when it comes to energy (and dollar) savings and the environment – by following NRDC’s Green Electronics Holiday Guide.


The typical U.S. household already contains about 25 gadgets that consume 10 to 15 percent of your annual electricity bill. So choosing the most efficient models can substantially reduce home energy costs. The impact can be national, too, in lowering energy bills by several billion dollars per year while preventing the release of millions of tons of carbon dioxide, the main pollutant responsible for climate change, from the power plants that run these devices.

Learn more at the article link.

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Charting the Greenest Office Buildings in the United States

Charting the Greenest Office Buildings in the United States | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic shows how skyscrapers across the US are implementing energy-saving strategies to reduce their carbon footprint.


Buildings account for more than 70% of Chicago’s emissions, and the city’s business sector is looking to reduce its footprint. The Sears Tower is a shining example – it launched plans for a $350 million green renovation that includes solar panels, a green roof garden, wind turbines and more. Check out the infographic for a look at the ways other skyscrapers in the US are implementing energy-saving strategies!

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Ecoarea better living's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:19 AM

Questa accativante infografica mostra come grattacieli e altre enormi costruzioni pubbliche negli Stati Uniti stiano implemetando soluzioni green e di rispamio energetico. In short... Going green!



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Beat the heat: EPA's infographic is a good place to start

Beat the heat: EPA's infographic is a good place to start | green infographics | Scoop.it

There are a few things to like about this infographic put out by the EPA's Energy Star program.

For one thing, it has a whole section on climate change instead of the usual single-minded fixation on saving energy. While their five energy-saving tips are pretty basic, they are not trivial. Recommendation 3, "seal your heating and cooling ducts", is surprisingly important, given that many people have their air conditioning ducts running through their very hot attics and are wasting serious money by cooling it instead of the space below.

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Investing in Green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Investing in Green [INFOGRAPHIC] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Use this infographic to track new financial investment in renewable energy companies, utility-scale generation and biofuel projects globally...

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Dawn Mullen's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:11 PM

Would it not be nice if we all got onboard on the GREEN movement?  I live in Southwest Florida where solar and wind could be so much more utilized.  Let me know what you think. Would you like more solar or wind power?

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NOAA's new interactive map shows all the vegetation on the planet

NOAA's new interactive map shows all the vegetation on the planet | green infographics | Scoop.it

Thanks to the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has put together an incredible interactive map of the world's greenery, we can now see to an amazing degree of detail which parts of the planet is covered in green and which are bare.

The map is thanks to the ability of the satellite to collect 2 TB of data every week -- and that's only the portion of data collected for the vegetation index...

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alistairm 's curator insight, June 24, 2013 3:54 AM

I'm hoping we'll see seasonal changes too! Great potential for looking at conservation issues, biodiversity, urban encroachment etc

Steve Mattison's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:36 AM

It is a lot greener than you would think considering all the slash and burn hype the media puts out.

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Infographic: Sustainable Energy for All... What Will It Take?

Infographic:  Sustainable Energy for All... What Will It Take? | green infographics | Scoop.it

What will it take to meet the Sustainable Energy for All goals for energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency by 2030?


The Global Tracking Initiative combines the work of 15 international organizations to show where the world is today in energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, and how far it needs to go to meet the 2030 goals.

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Infographic: How-To Compost

Infographic: How-To Compost | green infographics | Scoop.it

Composting is the combining and managing of specific waste materials so that they decompose. Once the materials are mixed together, microbes in the soil will start to breakdown the waste and turn it into the nutrient rich material that helps plants grow.

By composting, you are not only creating something that helps keep plants healthy, but you are keeping compostable waste products like food scraps and yard waste out of landfills.


This infographic reviews the dos and dont’s of composting, where and how to compost, what to compost and what not to compost. You can also download a PDF of the poster.

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Green Dot's curator insight, May 21, 2013 3:24 PM

Green Dot's Terratek Flex will biodegrade in a home composting environment

Jill Duncan's curator insight, September 23, 2013 8:33 PM

How to compost

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What If All Offices Went Green? [Infographic]

What If All Offices Went Green? [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic from Metrofax highlights the benefits of going green in the workplace:  Waste-conscious companies can increase revenue, reduce disposal costs, and save resources.

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Arq. Rubén Plana's comment, May 10, 2013 8:42 AM
hooo!!good!!!