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Harvard, MIT Recruit Firms to Sign Sustainability Compact

Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cloud platform company Akamai Technologies and the city of Cambridge, Mass., have agreed to work collaboratively to address climate change issues at the local level. The groups say they hope to attract additional signatories from the corporate and nonprofit sectors. The Community Compact … Read more »

Lessons from China’s Emerging Sustainable Cities

Take a tour of China’s fast-growing megacities and you’re likely to come away astonished. Those of us who joined Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s historic trade and investment delegation last week were struck by the sheer size and rapid scale of development in dozens of cities, from Beijing and Shanghai … Read more »

Chicago Challenges Offices to Go Green

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched round three of the Chicago Green Office Challenge. The Green Office Challenge is a competition among local businesses to reduce energy, water, and waste while saving money. The activities should contribute to meeting the goals of the Challenge: to cut energy, water and materials use … Read more »

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Green Business Challenge App Available Nationwide

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA has opened up its Green Business Challenge App – a customizable web application that encourages businesses and commercial property owners to save energy, water and waste through a year-long competition – to all local governments, schools and corporations. The Green Business Challenge, developed by the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ICLEI Community Protocol, Climate Action Reserve, New Technology Rating

The ICLEI seeks feedback from local government staff and technical experts for its development of the US national standard – Community-Scale GHG Emissions Accounting and Reporting Protocol – for measurement and reporting of communities’ greenhouse gas emissions. The group seeks comments by July 30 in a range of areas, including, but not … Read more »