This College Wants To Be The First 100% Renewable Campus In The U.S.

 After a long process of implementing energy-efficiency measures and installing solar arrays and battery storage, Maui College is ready to cut ties with fossil fuels forever. BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI – Published March 19, 2018     In 2015, the state of Hawaii committed to converting 100% of its energy supply to renewables by 2045. It’s…

What Airbnb Did to New York City

Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern. BY ALASTAIR BOONE – Published March 5, 2018     There are two kinds of horror stories about Airbnb. When the home-sharing platform first appeared, the initial cautionary tales tended to emphasize extreme…

WHY CITIZENS (NOT SHOPPERS) HOLD THE KEY TO A BETTER WORLD

I want to re-circulate this video from The Story of Stuff Project and encourage you all to take the quiz to see what role can you play in changing the world’s economy.   “Over the past several decades, many environmental and social change efforts have come to reflect the centrality of shopping in our culture, suggesting…

Debord and Marquez at Fifty

Originally posted on andy merrifield:
Just as mainstream politics plumbs the depths, this year’s Golden Jubilee of Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude helps radical politics soar. With spellbinding brilliance both books continue to fascinate and grip readers. Each transforms the world we thought we…

BE SMART: SMART CITY FINANCE FOR YOUR CITIZENS

“A SMART CITY USES TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE SERVICES TO ITS CITIZENS AND TO DELIVER A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN BY TACKLING CHALLENGES SUCH AS MOBILITY, CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION AND SECURITY. BUT SMART CITIES AREN’T JUST ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY.” This podcast from the European Investment Bank can be useful to know the financial…

‘Extraordinary’ month for Scottish renewable energy

Scotland had “another extraordinary month” for renewable energy in May, according to environmental groups.     Wind turbines alone provided enough electricity to supply 95% of Scottish homes. WWF Scotland analysed renewables data provided by WeatherEnergy. It also found that in several parts of Scotland, homes fitted with solar PV panels had enough sunshine to…

China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump

Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback China and California have signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as the state’s governor warned that “disaster still looms” without urgent action on climate change. The governor of California, Jerry Brown,…