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The 10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

The 10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S. | green infographics | Scoop.it
Based on the number of bike facilities per square mile, San Francisco is the best city for bikers in the United States.


According to new data, the city has 5.6 bike-able miles per square mile, including on-street bike lanes, multi-use bike paths and signed bike routes. Residents of Austin, Texas, Long Beach, Calif., and Philadelphia rank right below San Francisco.

This annotated map of the U.S., made by Statista, shows the 10 cities in the U.S. with the most bike facilities per square mile, according to data from the Alliance for Biking and Walking.

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Bhopkins's curator insight, November 23, 2013 8:42 AM

10 cities with the most bike facilities per square mile - Baltimore is not on the list.

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Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for Energy Innovation

Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for Energy Innovation | green infographics | Scoop.it

This is Greenpeace International’s sixth edition of its Cool IT Leaderboard. 


The three main criteria used in the rankings were:

  1. An offering of IT solutions to reduce energy demand
  2. The management of their own energy footprint
  3. How they use their influence to advocate for government policies that encourage renewable energy and energy efficiency

This year most companies made the biggest strides in enabling a renewably powered economy. However, most companies were found to be underperforming in demanding a policy shift towards new investment in smart grid and clean energy solutions.

Companies that were successful in Greenpeace's ranking were the most active in the political arena. Sprint, Google, Wipro and SoftBank all prioritized policy changes to incentivize investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy across the U.S., Japan, and India...


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Digital Sustainability's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:56 AM

“Tech giants have the capacity to lead society to cleaner, smarter energy systems, as both Cisco and Google have demonstrated,” announced Greenpeace International Senior IT analyst Gary Cook. The two companies tied for first place in a recent evaluation of the top 21 IT and telecom firms that prioritize energy solutions to climate change as a core aspect of their business model. Ericsson made it to the podium in third place, Fujitsu came in fourth, and Sprint, Wipro and Hewlett Packard all tied for fifth.

This is Greenpeace International’s sixth edition of its Cool IT Leaderboard. The three main criteria used in the rankings were:

An offering of IT solutions to reduce energy demandThe management of their own energy footprintHow they use their influence to advocate for government policies that encourage renewable energy and energy efficiency

This year most companies made the biggest strides in enabling a renewably powered economy. However, most companies were found to be underperforming in demanding a policy shift towards new investment in smart grid and clean energy solutions. This is further hampered by companies such as Duke Energy in the U.S. and TEPCO in Japan shunning the innovative potential of the IT sector in favor of polluting and using centralized electricity generation through coal or nuclear energy.

Companies that were successful in Greenpeace's ranking were the most active in the political arena. Sprint, Google, Wipro and SoftBank all prioritized policy changes to incentivize investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy across the U.S., Japan, and India.

Policy change needs to go beyond the global or even the national scale. For example, in North Carolina where AT&T, Cisco, Google, IBM, and Wipro all operate, these companies could work together to demand renewable energy from the imperfect Duke Energy or step in to defend state renewable energy policies currently at risk from fossil-fuel funded groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Top Five Most Sustainable Cities in the World – ecomagination

Top Five Most Sustainable Cities in the World – ecomagination | green infographics | Scoop.it

From using renewable energy to cutting back on emissions, five cities across the globe are leading the way when it comes to implementing sustainable initiatives.

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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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USGBC Blog: Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings

USGBC Blog: Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings | green infographics | Scoop.it

Today, USGBC released its top 10 list of states with the most LEED-certified building square footage per capita. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011, and Colorado is the leading state, with 2.74 square feet per person in 2011. Other top states include Illinois, Virginia and Washington, with 2.69, 2.42 and 2.18 square feet of LEED-certified space per person, respectively...

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