Portland merges offices to create new Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Apr 21 2009 - 7:25am

In January 2009, Portland City Council merged the Bureau of Planning with the Office of Sustainable Development to create the new ...

Future Grows More Hazy For Mountaintop Mining

Apr 20 2009 - 9:38pm

From the Washington Post article, about two weeks ago, the...

EPA to Scrutinize Permits for Mountaintop-Removal Mining

Apr 20 2009 - 3:02pm

From the Washington Post articleThe Environmental Protection Agency put hundreds...

Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn Proposed for EPA Superfund List

Apr 20 2009 - 9:19am

The Gowanus Canal is severely impacted by contaminated sediments as a result of its history of heavy industry. The proposed Superfund listing would allow the EPA to further investigate...

New York City aiming to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from public schools

Apr 20 2009 - 9:17am

Chancellor Klein and Sustainability Director Aggarwala announced that the Department of Education has taken a major step towards reducing energy consumption by City schools by analyzing the energy...

Sustainable Communities

Part of the process of sustainable community development involves recognizing the interrelationship between local and global forces, that not only is the local human community part of a larger bioregional community, but that it is also part of a larger global community of communities. Thus, our sense of local identity includes an understanding of the global impacts of our local consumption and production patterns.

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