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C40 Awards the 11 Best Cities of 2016 for Addressing Climate Change

C40 Awards the 11 Best Cities of 2016 for Addressing Climate Change | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
The C40 Cities Awards recognize the world’s most inspiring and innovative cities tackling climate change. Sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and BYD, the C40 Cities Awards ceremony was held duri…
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After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time

Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Seven species of the yellow-faced bee, which is the only bee native to Hawaii, have been designated as endangered. They're known for their yellow-to-white facial markings.
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Green Roofs - Environment - City Planning | City of Toronto

Green Roofs - Environment - City Planning | City of Toronto | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Toronto mandates that green roofs are installed in many new construction projects.
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Meet The Family Growing 6,000 Pounds Of Food A Year In Their L.A. Backyard

Meet The Family Growing 6,000 Pounds Of Food A Year In Their L.A. Backyard | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
This family of four produces upward of 6,000 pounds of produce a year on their tenth-of-an-acre property—nicknamed the Urban Homestead.
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This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
ReGen Village, outside of Amsterdam, doesn't need a grid or food systems. It's a model for a future, fully closed-loop settlement.
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Your Workout Data Might Be Helping Cities Build Safer Streets

Your Workout Data Might Be Helping Cities Build Safer Streets | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
As more people bike, cities are working on ways to keep them safe alongside cars. Now, transportation planners are turning to data from apps that cyclists and runners use to track themselves.
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Denver City Council okays use of 'graywater' to meet sustainability goals by the year 2020

Denver City Council okays use of 'graywater' to meet sustainability goals by the year 2020 | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
One-thousand graywater systems could save enough water to serve 125 households.
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From Poop To Power: Colorado Explores New Sources Of Renewable Energy

From Poop To Power: Colorado Explores New Sources Of Renewable Energy | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Europe has extracted natural gas from organic waste for about a decade, and now it's spreading to the U.S. In Colorado, efforts are under way to produce natural gas from human waste and food scraps.
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Pop-up farm stands at bus stops are pure brilliance

Pop-up farm stands at bus stops are pure brilliance | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Making fresh produce conveniently available to people in food deserts is an idea whose time has thankfully come.
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Epson unveils world’s first in-office paper recycling system

Epson unveils world’s first in-office paper recycling system | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Waste paper goes in; 3 minutes later, sheets of new A4 paper come out—at 14 ppm!
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These are Tesla’s stunning new solar roof tiles for homes

These are Tesla’s stunning new solar roof tiles for homes | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wasn't kidding when he said that the new Tesla solar roof product was better looking than an ordinary roof: the roofing..
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Beer Company Develops Edible Six-Pack Rings That Feed, Rather Than Kill, Marine Life

Beer Company Develops Edible Six-Pack Rings That Feed, Rather Than Kill, Marine Life | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
By Amanda Froelich for True Activist A craft beer company and an ad agency brewed up a brilliant idea to save marine life if six-pack rings end up in the ocean. Are you aware that 80% of the plastic humans throw away...
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Sweden plans to give tax breaks for fixing stuff instead of throwing it away.

Sweden plans to give tax breaks for fixing stuff instead of throwing it away. | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
There Sweden goes again, making the rest of us look bad.
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Detroit Is Turning Vacant Lots Into Sponges for Stormwater

Detroit Is Turning Vacant Lots Into Sponges for Stormwater | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
When it comes to green infrastructure, the city’s got plenty of parcels to work with.
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Here's an informative article about a fantastic initiative in Detroit, Michigan.
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Can Planting More Milkweed Save Monarch Butterflies? It's Complicated

Can Planting More Milkweed Save Monarch Butterflies? It's Complicated | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Conservationists have long blamed farmers' use of pesticides for decimating the milkweed that monarch caterpillars like to eat. But scientists say simply planting more milkweed isn't the answer.
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Terreform ONE unveils mushroom chair grown out of fungi in just seven days

Terreform ONE unveils mushroom chair grown out of fungi in just seven days | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Terreform ONE unveiled their new mushroom chaise made out of fungi at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
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Regenerative design at its best!
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California Governor Makes Some Water Restrictions Permanent

California Governor Makes Some Water Restrictions Permanent | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Amid a persistent drought, Gov. Jerry Brown is permanently banning wasteful water practices like hosing pavement. His executive order does allow some districts to loosen water restrictions, though.
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For This Vineyard, It's Duck, Duck, Booze

For This Vineyard, It's Duck, Duck, Booze | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
You've heard about the running of the bulls — how about the running of the birds? Each morning, hundreds of ducks are released to patrol a Cape Town vineyard.
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'Agrihoods' Offer Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms, Not Golf Courses

'Agrihoods' Offer Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms, Not Golf Courses | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
The model takes the idea of farm-to-table to the next level.
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Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.
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Hyderabad Man Invents Groundbreaking Edible Cutlery To Combat The Ill-Effects Of Plastic

Hyderabad Man Invents Groundbreaking Edible Cutlery To Combat The Ill-Effects Of Plastic | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
This is an article on the harmful effects of plastic and an alternate solution, edible cutlery | indiatimes.com
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World’s largest green roof unveiled in the heart of Silicon Valley

World’s largest green roof unveiled in the heart of Silicon Valley | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Architect Rafael Viñoly and Olin Landscape Architects have unveiled designs for the world’s largest green roof in Cupertino, California.
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