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Olympic Sustainability

Olympic Sustainability

How's London Doing?

By Rich Maltzman via  Sustainablecitiescollective.com


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Sustainable Brands Open Innovation'12

Sustainability & Business

Sustainable Brands Open Innovation'12




Where the sustainability, brand strategy & innovation communities convene to shape the future

A global revolution is in full swing, and the Sustainable Brands Conference is where sustainability, brand and innovation leaders gather to learn, share and strategize to shape the future. SB 2012 was the largest gathering to date, a kinetic convergence of innovators from more than 150 companies from around the world finding new ways to create monumental disruption in traditional models of commerce and consumption. SB 2012 a space for systemic innovation with open, authentic, and straight conversation. By bringing the sustainable brands innovators together to share and tell their stories, we are not only creating a peer-to-peer network of like-minded individuals, we are accelerating the successful shift towards a flourishing future.

Watch onlineVideos from SB conference

 via Sustainable Brands.


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Smart Cities On The Planet 2012

Sustainability & Innovation
The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet
WRITTEN BY:  via Fast Company's Co.Exist  
Last year, I spent considerable time researching best practices for climate resilient cities--an endeavor that culminated in what I believe was the first ever global ranking of resilient cities. Now, after extensive research on smart cities initiatives around the globe, I have developed what may be the first ever global rankings of smart cities.

The term "smart cities" is a bit ambiguous. Some people choose a narrow definition--i.e. cities that use information and communication technologies to deliver services to their citizens. I prefer a broader definition: Smart cities use information and communication technologies (ICT) to be more intelligent and efficient in the use of resources, resulting in cost and energy savings, improved service delivery and quality of life, and reduced environmental footprint--all supporting innovation and the low-carbon economy. 


Here, then, are the top 10 smart cities:

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Sustainability 2012: Greening the London Olympics

Sustainability 2012: Greening the London Olympics


Image from Inhabitat.com
Well, the summer Olympics are upon us and I’m sure millions, upon millions, of people around the world will have their eyes glued on London and the 2012 Olympic games. As we go into the Olympics, I wanted to share some of the green efforts that have been made to lower the overall environmental footprint of these games.

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