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The Smart City of 2020: An Ecological Partnership

What will tomorrow’s sustainable city look like? Most likely, the focus will be not on how we can bend the environment to meet our needs, but how we can live within the means of tomorrow’s environment.

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Volkswagen Rounds Up 2013 with Environmental Awards

Volkswagen’s Think Blue Factory in Chattanooga has been getting noticed lately for its success in eco-friendly operations. Given its recent awards, it’s no surprise that the facility is to become Volkswagen’s model for sustainable development.

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Can Plastic Houses Be Green?

This sustainability business can get really complicated sometimes. Although we always like to press for more than “less bad,” there are times when we do have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
A good example of this is the recent practice of constructing houses in Kenya out of polystyrene, otherwise known as Styrofoam, blocks. Proponents of this practice claim that this use of this material, reduces the impact on local forests that would otherwise be stripped of wood to feed the building boom that has occurred there since independence.

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New Solar Panel Sensor Addresses Fire Risk

A German company has come up with a new fuse that will shut down a solar panel in cases of fire or excessive heat. That’s great news for first responders – and for property owners.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Electric Vehicle Racing Team

High-performance electric vehicle manufacturer Venturi Automobiles is joining forces with actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio to enter a racing team in the the new FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric race series.

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Coca-Cola Converts to Hybrid Service Vans

Coca-Cola, the the largest beverage company in the world, with over 500 brands, recently announced that it is converting all of its 2014 Chevrolet Express service vans into hybrid-electric vehicles.

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3 Ways to Cure the Inefficiencies of Gift Giving

The holiday season is the most wasteful time of the year. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of the year. What’s worse, we buy each other presents that do a lousy job of maximizing our happiness.