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In 1998, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which is a system for rating the sustainability of new buildings. These ratings are based on aspects such as...

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Instability in the global food system is becoming more prevalent as we expand onto marginal lands in an effort to feed the Earth’s people. The problems facing agriculture and water resources are very serious; we’re currently...

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My name is Katelyn Ivers, and I’ve always been told that I “march to the beat of a different drum.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve had differing priorities, feelings, and goals than my...

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A Smart City is a model of city development which combines urban planning with technology to monitor and increase the performance of a city to make it more sustainable. Energy is a massive element of...

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My name is Kader Conde. I was born in Abidjan on the western coast of the mother of all continents, Africa. I recently moved to Atlanta, just about 6 years ago on a mission to...

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Urban Leadership In order to build better cities we must establish a culture of social responsibility among our urban leaders. This foundation of balance between our economy and our ecosystem will shape how our cities...

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The idea of shifting home energy use from the typical and increasingly unsustainable fossil fuel sources to renewables, such as solar and wind, has no doubt been a distinctive aspiration for many citizens of the contemporary...

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While one may take it for granted, food waste is just that: a waste. Overtly, much of the population is more than well aware of the sustainability concerns that surround such vocal issues as pollution,...

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Just as people change their behaviors as result of technology, so too do cities become reshaped to better meet their citizens’ needs. This shift is resulting in a push towards smart cities, where sustainable urban design...

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President Obama has called for the United States to produce 80% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2035. This is the moon mission of our generation. And just like the moon mission,...

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