Cities are on the front lines of climate change. As more people congregate (and more concrete is poured for things like big roads) city/suburb become hot spots for climate events like the heat waves which killed 700 in Chicago and tens of thousands on the European continent in the mid-nineties.
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Cities are at the front lines of climate change. Many of the actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change must be implemented at the local level. And many of the effects of climate change that are already occurring—from heat waves to severe storms—directly impact the life of cities.
Like the economy and our planetary health, 2012 was progress made in baby steps. Improvements happened, but some big dreams were deferred. The lesson learned is we all need to step it up a notch if true transformational change is what we want.
Interim Geauga County Commissioner Walter "Skip" Claypool joined a rant from Tea Party activists in Ashtabula County at last month's Northeast Ohio's Sustainable Communities Initiative board meeting. He called sustainability and the goals of the regional planning effort of more than 100 organizations a fundamental threat to the country. Activists claimed NEOSCC was part of Agenda 21—a UN document that...
Milwaukee is a shining example of how to turn the industrial tide in the Midwest from black to green. The city “decided to double down on advanced manufacturing” in the 1990s, says Matt Howard, Milwaukee’s environmental sustainability director. It got in the business of small to midsized manufacturers—their bread-and-butter sectors of value-added food products (cheese) and water related industries (beer)—helping...
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