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  • Hip-Hop and a Sense of Urban Place

    Sat 10:22am By Carolyn Fortuna
    Hip-hop is a multi-billion dollar industry with roots in poor urban planning. So says Hip Hop and Architecture scholar Michael Ford The post Hip-Hop and a Sense of Urban Place appeared first on EcoLocalizer.
  • Solar Sheep to the Rescue!

    Wed 9:51pm By Carolyn Fortuna
    Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels.  The solution? Solar sheep!  Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.…
  • Rio Olympics: Sustainability Goals Not Met

    Aug 22, 2016, 8:38 pm By Carolyn Fortuna
    The Rio 2016 closing ceremonies are over.  But is Brazil’s Special Committee on the Environment ready to close its books on its Green Games initiatives The post Rio Olympics: Sustainability Goals Not Met appeared first on EcoLocalizer.
  • Vertical Gardens for Urban Areas

    Aug 16, 2016, 7:06 am By Carolyn Fortuna
    If you have only a small exterior space for growing plants and flowers, why not try a vertical garden The post Vertical Gardens for Urban Areas appeared first on EcoLocalizer.
  • Environmental Literacy Initiatives for Urban Kids

    Aug 12, 2016, 8:08 pm By Carolyn Fortuna
    Environmental literacy programs often target urban kids to inspire connections to the natural world. The post Environmental Literacy Initiatives for Urban Kids appeared first on EcoLocalizer.
  • Easy Ways to Get Your Security Deposit Back after the End of Lease

    Aug 9, 2016, 2:20 pm By Guest Contributor
    One of the most nerve-wracking times for those renting their home is when it comes to have your end of lease inspection, as you will probably nervous about whether or not you will get your full security deposit back from the rental agent. When you have…
  • Tesla’s Autopilot: A Disincentive to Public Transit?

    Aug 2, 2016, 8:42 am By Carolyn Fortuna
    The debate is on! Will Tesla's Model S Autopilot usher in an era where commuting is easy and public transit loses its appeal? Does Tesla's Autopilot feature contribute to urban sprawl…
  • A Contest to Fight Urbanisation

    Jul 30, 2016, 4:39 pm By Carolyn Fortuna
    What can a bunch of grad students do to try to combat urban sprawl? We'll find out as the entries for The Geneva Challenge arrive on July 31, The post A Contest to Fight Urbanisation appeared first on EcoLocalizer.
  • Electric Combi Boilers Use Less Space and Conserve Energy

    Jul 5, 2016, 2:30 pm By Guest Contributor
    Electric combination type boilers are boilers that streamline energy usage and take up less space. Even though an electric unit is costlier than the equivalent in a gas boiler, the costs incurred by using the electric boiler will not exceed the expense of…
  • Urban Renewal: The Greening of Cities

    Mar 24, 2016, 7:12 pm By Jake Richardson
    If you imagine a green city, you might not first think of Houston, Texas, but according to a green building index, over half of the commercial square footage there has an EPA Energy Star or LEED rating. In fact, Houston has ranked as high as number 3 in the…
  • Urban Living 101

    Mar 24, 2016, 6:56 pm By Jake Richardson
    Urban living offers a number of advantages, but you may not be aware of what they are and how to enjoy them. Not owning and operating a car can save you thousands per year. Of course, the amount you save will vary depending on your living situation and…
  • Bike Commuting 101

    Mar 14, 2016, 5:17 pm By Jake Richardson
    There are two main benefits of bike commuting: saving money and gaining fitness. People who don’t own cars and employ a combination of biking, walking, and the use of public transportation can save thousands of dollars each year. You might be most…
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