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The Health Profile Of Every County In America, Mapped

The Health Profile Of Every County In America, Mapped | green infographics | Scoop.it
This snapshot shines a light on how where we live matters when it comes to our well-being.

When we talk about the health of America, we often talk in broad strokes. We focus on big trends—say, in obesity or diabetes—not what's happening at a more local level.

That's unfortunate for two reasons. One, we might miss some of the variety of health out there—for example, that one county in a state is appreciably less healthy than another. And, two, we might overlook local factors that affect our health as much as federal or state policy, or even our own personal responsibility.

The idea of the County Health Rankings is to shine a light on the local, and show how where we live matters.

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The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic]

The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Happiness is a fleeting commodity in reality, it comes and goes, but the perception of happiness is the real bottom-line driver for cities and their branding.


What makes urban dwellers happy? According to a 10,000 respondent, 20 country research effort from GfK Custom Research, it is a location-based perception: does your city offer you places to go that make you happy? Apparently, the perception-reality gap is what is really interesting the city governments. Happiness is a fleeting commodity in reality, it comes and goes, but the perception of happiness is the real bottom-line driver for cities and their branding.

The winning locations end up being quite obvious candidates; entertainment and cultural heavyweights, beautiful urban areas and laid-back lifestyles lead the march...

See more statistics and data at the infographic and article link.

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bancoideas's curator insight, March 4, 2013 9:51 AM

Ciudades felices y ciudades inteligentes son #ideas que siempre deben ir de la mano #smartcities, no te pierdas esta #inforgrafía

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Buying Local vs. Fair Trade | Ethical Ocean

Buying Local vs. Fair Trade | Ethical Ocean | green infographics | Scoop.it

Is it better to purchase food locally, or to support Fair Trade efforts? Our most recent infographic takes a look at both options.

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Visual Loop - Consumerism Stats

Visual Loop - Consumerism Stats | green infographics | Scoop.it

On an issue that really has a visible impact in our lives: Consumerism.
When we look up at the numbers behind the impact, and think about the ongoing debate about climate change and the all the other environmental impacts caused by that lifestyle, one thing gets clear: we need to change.
Take a look at some of the numbers we’re bringing you here, and think about it.
Or better yet, act upon it.

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The Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series ...

The Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series ... | green infographics | Scoop.it

Pittsburgh Post GazetteThe Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series... Laura Schneiderman, created the interactive mechanism online.

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Tour the Country’s Energy Infrastructure Through A New Interactive Map

Tour the Country’s Energy Infrastructure Through A New Interactive Map | green infographics | Scoop.it

Examining the network of power plants, transmission wires, and pipelines gives new insights into the inner workings of the electrical grid.


Every time you switch on a light, charge your electronics or heat your home in the winter, you’re relying upon a tremendous network of energy infrastructure that literally stretches across the country: power plants, pipelines, transmission wires and storage facilities.

It can be hard to visualize all this infrastructure and understand how it makes abundant energy available throughout the country. To help see a bigger picture, a new map, just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, combines a range of data (locations of power plants, electricity lines, natural gas pipelines, refineries, storage facilities and more) into an elegant, interactive interface that helps to piece how it all fits together. You can also zoom in on your own city to see the types of power plants generating electricity nearby.

The map also includes layers of real-time information on storm movement and risks, allowing energy analysts to better understand the potential impact of storms.

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Understanding the grid in real time is somewhat facilitated by this new interactive map.

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Power the economy and grid with local solar

Power the economy and grid with local solar | green infographics | Scoop.it
Sunshine falls everywhere and can be harnessed by communities everywhere. That's why community-scale solar is the best option. Take a look at this infographic to find out more.
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Where Can You Put Solar Panels? Almost Anywhere You Want

Where Can You Put Solar Panels? Almost Anywhere You Want | green infographics | Scoop.it

If you've given any thought to the benefits of solar power, you've probably realized at least two things: You need to live in a sunny climate and, most importantly, you need to have your solar panels facing south. Without these things, the conventional wisdom goes, you're not going to get much benefit from a solar array. A west-facing roof in Seattle? Forget about it.
But wait. A solar crowdsourcing org, 1 Block Off The Grid, dispels these notions by showing that solar power can work extraordinarily well in climates and conditions that aren't necessarily optimum. The infographic is full of testimonials from people who live in cloudy or cold climates, noting that their solar panels are working perfectly well...

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Infographic: United States of the Environment

Infographic: United States of the Environment | green infographics | Scoop.it

Every U.S. state is No. 1 in some environmental category ... and No. 50 in another.

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