Category: Eco-City

Eco UK Olympic Stadium

Eco UK Olympic Stadium

  The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The United Kingdom hopes this will help economies of other countries and advertise Eco-Change.  Everything is designed to promote low carbon emissions, low-waste, and green transportation. Solar panels are built. […]

Genzyme Most Green Building in US

Genzyme Most Green Building in US

  What Makes Genzyme Center a Green Building? Genzyme Center is designed to be one of the most environmentally-responsible office buildings ever built in the United States. Genzyme registered the building with the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Sustainable Site Development: Building is located near public transportation. Consists […]

Kalundborg, Denmark Eco-Park

Kalundborg, Denmark Eco-Park

  An eco-industrial park involves a network of firms and organizations, working together to improve their environmental and economic performance. Companies share each other’s resources and use their “leftover” products. For example, extra energy from the 1500MW coal fired power plant is used for: Heating 3500 local homes. Also heats a fish farm whose sludge is sold as fertilizer. Steam […]

Rizhao “Sunshine” City

Rizhao “Sunshine” City

  Rizhao, a major Chinese seaport city, loads products such as iron ore, coal, cement, nickel, and bauxite.  Ironically Rizhao means “Sunshine” in Chinese and the city is known for its sustainability as it mandates solar-water heaters in all new buildings. 99% of households in the central districts use solar water heaters. Most of the lighting and traffic signals are powered with […]

Calgary #1 Eco-City in 2010

Calgary #1 Eco-City in 2010

  According to Mercer, Calgary, Canada ranked as the #1 Eco City in the world for its optimizing renewable energy sources and generating lowest pollution level possible. A couple steps it took to accomplish this: The City of Calgary opened the new $430-million Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Centre on Tuesday to meet its growing population for the next decade. Pine […]

Australia’s Zero Carbon Moreland

Australia’s Zero Carbon Moreland

  Globally, the aluminium industry is moving towards countries with low-carbon sources of power, to hedge themselves against future carbon pricing policies. 16% of Australia’s emissions are from land use change, forestry and agriculture including rice. Australia’s abundant solar and wind could be a huge economic advantage in a carbon-constrained world by providing cheap renewable electricity for metals and minerals […]

Developing Countries & Sustainable Energy

Developing Countries & Sustainable Energy

  Renewable resources such as wind and solar power need to be implemented in the fight against global warming. 1.4 Billion people live today without electricity. This is a sweat spot opportunity to deploy renewable energy in their regions. Between 2009 to 2010, renewable energy investment grew from $186 billion to $243 billion. China increased 30% of its renewable energy […]

Entire Chinese Eco-City Under Construction

Entire Chinese Eco-City Under Construction

  The newest trend when building new cities is to build an entire “Eco-City“. In China, the Tianjin Eco City is 30 square kilometers and holds expects completion date of 2020. It features: Solar power, Wind power, Rainwater recycling, and wastewater treatment/ desalination of sea water. Pledged 90 percent public transport traffic. Will have light rail transit system. Estimated 350,000 […]

Chevron vs. Ecuador in Amazon Forest Case

Chevron vs. Ecuador in Amazon Forest Case

  Between 1972 and 1993, Chevron (formerly Texaco) released 18 billion gallons of formation water into the Amazon forest. This sickened thousands of Ecuadorians with many illnesses including cancer. It also killed farm animals and crops. Water and soil samples taken by an Ecuadorean scientific team after 1998 found almost half still contained unsafelevels of petroleum hydrocarbons. This damage led furied victims […]

Rising Artic Ice Mercury & Sea Levels

Rising Artic Ice Mercury & Sea Levels

  The Artic Ice is melting faster than expected and raising global sea level projection. This is causing Mercury stored under the permafrost to be released. What does this meanto all the coastal areas? According to the international Artic Monitoring and Assessment Program, AMAP,  a few conclusions are made: Artic Temperatures have been the warmest they’ve measured in the past […]