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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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Codes and Standards: Building Safety and Urban Resilience | Urban Gateway

Codes and Standards: Building Safety and Urban Resilience | Urban Gateway | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) program is a network of 100 cities around the world committed to building urban resilience. While the engineering community typically defines resilience as the ability for a system to rapidly recover from a shock such as an earthquake or flood, 100RC uses a more holistic definition. We view the inevitable acute shocks and chronic stresses cities endure as opportunities to improve and enhance the quality of life of their citizens by investing in initiatives that not only reduce the negative impacts of these events, but also generate social, environmental and economic co-benefits for society.
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World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Dubbed the ‘Tesla of the canals’, the unmanned vessels will operate on Dutch and Belgian waterways, vastly reducing diesel vehicles and emissions
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Rent-a-plate system debuts at market

Rent-a-plate system debuts at market | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
A new system lets Bay market-goers eat tasty food truck food off real plates.
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Tidal Vision

Tidal Vision | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Tidal Vision produces Salmon Leather, Chitin, Chitosan, and antimicrobial fabric called Chtioskin. Made from Sustainable, Alaskan Salmon Skin and Crab Shell
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Can an ancient plant teach us how to create healthier soils?

Can an ancient plant teach us how to create healthier soils? | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Fast-tracking nature’s design solutions to foster sustainability breakthroughs with the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Far up in the Andes mountain
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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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Beating pollution by redesign

Beating pollution by redesign | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
Over 8 million tons of plastic pollute the oceans each year. The problem is so severe that, if nothing changes, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. We must urgently rethink how we make and use this ubiquitous material, now a staple of our modern economy.
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Hot, Dry Madrid Aims For A Cooler, Greener Future

Hot, Dry Madrid Aims For A Cooler, Greener Future | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
A huge, vertical garden covering the wall of Madrid's CaixaForum is both a work of art and something practical for the environment. It's among several steps the city has taken to fight climate change.
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Every Town Needs a Remakery

Every Town Needs a Remakery | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair. The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture, and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn how to repai
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Amazon Is Your New Ally for Decluttering Your Home

Amazon Is Your New Ally for Decluttering Your Home | Renew Cities: Environmental Sustainability | Scoop.it
And will help you practice Something-In, Something-Out
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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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Ink, Toner & Battery Recycling | Tech Trade-In | Staples® Sustainability Center

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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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