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Climate Protection
Earth Hour in Sydney on 31 March
March 28, 2007
At 19:30 on 31 March 2007, all of Sydney (Australia) – its companies, government, individuals and families – are being asked  [Full]
Edinburgh participating in the Waterfront Communities Project
March 28, 2007
Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) is one of nine cities located around the North Sea who are participating in the Waterfront Communiti [Full]
Solutions proposed for waste management in Semarang
March 28, 2007
The waste disposal system in Semarang (Indonesia) only captures 60 percent of the total waste generated for that community. [Full]
Sustainable public transport moving forward in Johannesburg
March 21, 2007
A new vision of effective and sustainable transport for Johannesburg (South Africa) is moving forward in anticipation of the  [Full]
London planning to be the world’s greenest city
March 21, 2007
The radical climate change action plan recently released by the city of London (UK) plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by  [Full]
Tree planting effort in Jabalpur
March 21, 2007
Every day since 17 July 2004, trees have been planted in Jabalpur (India) by the KADAM Society in recognition of individual b [Full]
Kobe partnering with the business sector to reduce waste
March 21, 2007
Kobe (Japan) is the first city in that country to set up an agreement with a major business in their community to reduce plas [Full]
Season of Cycling begins in Christchurch
March 14, 2007
The Season of Cycling in Christchurch (New Zealand) runs from December 2006 to April 2007. [Full]
Eco-friendly development approved in Chapel Hill
March 07, 2007
Two condominium towers being built in Chapel Hill (North Carolina, U.S.A.) will be the first mixed-use development in the sta [Full]
Utrecht in the ‘Check it Out!’ project
March 07, 2007
Utrecht (the Netherlands) is participating in the European Union project ‘Check it Out!’. [Full]
28 February is ‘Go By Bike Day’ in Dunedin
February 28, 2007
Two major events will take place on 28 February in Dunedin (New Zealand) to mark ‘Go By Bike Day’, part of national Bike Wise [Full]
Changing public attitudes on climate change in Newcastle Upon Tyne
February 28, 2007
Newcastle Upon Tyne (U.K.) has established the ‘Experiential Climate Dome’ to change public attitudes to climate change acros [Full]
Fresh AIRE launched in Arlington County
February 28, 2007
Arlington County (U.S.A) recently launched Fresh AIRE: The Arlington Initiative to Reduce Emissions. [Full]
Drammen a Baltic Sea Cycling Partner
February 21, 2007
Drammen (Norway) has been participating since September 2004 as a partner in the project Baltic Sea Cycling. [Full]
Quezon City improving its waste management
February 21, 2007
Quezon City (Philippines), the largest city in the whole of Metro Manila and home to 2 million people, is improving the effic [Full]
Moonee Valley City Council adopt a tree project
February 21, 2007
Water Campaign participant, Moonee Valley City Council, is asking residents to adopt a tree in their street to help save wate [Full]
Shiga Prefecture generating power from wood
February 21, 2007
Shiga Prefecture (Japan) and Higashiomi City are currently involved in a pilot project testing wood biomass power generation. [Full]
Berlin considering ways to manage traffic and congestion
February 21, 2007
The city of Berlin (Germany) is currently considering ways to manage noise and congestion problems suffered on Berlin’s major [Full]
A tradition in Kobe becomes energy efficient
February 14, 2007
The tradition of ‘Kobe Luminaire’ in Kobe (Japan) has become energy efficient with the use of light-emitting diodes that cons [Full]
Austin plans to go ‘carbon neutral’
February 14, 2007
The climate protection plan of Austin (U.S.A.) plans to make Austin the leading city in the U.S.A. on climate action. [Full]
Children in Leicester learning to conserve resources
February 14, 2007
Local schools in Leicester (U.K.), by learning about everyday life in Masaya (Nicaragua), are learning about the importance o [Full]
Mayor of Salt Lake City a green innovator
February 14, 2007
The Mayor of Salt Lake City (U.S.A.), Mr. Rocky Anderson, has been a strong champion striving for Salt Lake City to be a sust [Full]
Växjö wins Sustainable Energy Europe Award
February 07, 2007
Växjö (Sweden) is the winner of the Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2007 in the category Sustainable Communities, for Fossil  [Full]
Nagoya introduces “Green Delivery”
February 07, 2007
Nagoya (Japan) is requiring that all delivery companies and suppliers use low-emissions and fuel-efficient vehicles. [Full]
Greater Geelong supporting its cyclists
February 07, 2007
Greater Geelong (Australia) is developing a cycling strategy that will support all cyclists – whether for community, recreati [Full]
Santa Monica launches ‘Solar Santa Monica’
January 31, 2007
On 17 January, Santa Monica (U.S.A.) launched Solar Santa Monica, a city initiative to become energy efficient and energy ind [Full]
Big urban plans for Dublin
January 24, 2007
Under the direction of its city planner, Mr. Dick Gleeson, plans are underway to make Dublin (Ireland) one of the best city c [Full]
Trees planted in São Paulo to offset GHG emissions
January 18, 2007
Trees will be planted in the city of São Paulo (Brazil) to offset the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the production of  [Full]
Batangas striving to produce fair trade coffee
January 10, 2007
Batangas (Philippines) was once a leading producer of coffee in the Philippines. [Full]
Energy audits available in Auckland
January 10, 2007
An energy efficient advice service for households is expanding into Auckland City (New Zealand). [Full]
Congestion charge in London targets SUVs
January 10, 2007
Mayor Ken Livingstone of London (UK) is proposing that high polluting cars be charged ₤25 (approx US$ 47) per day to enter th [Full]
Abuja benefits from an elaborate transportation system
January 04, 2007
The Master Plan developed for Abuja (Nigeria) and the Territory include an elaborate transportation system that incorporates  [Full]
Large-scale construction in Boston to be green
January 04, 2007
Boston (U.S.A.) is amending its building code to require all large-scale private construction be ‘green’. [Full]
Manly offers the Hop, Skip & Jump Service
January 04, 2007
Manly (Australia) introduced the Hop, Skip & Jump service in March 2006 to encourage local residents out of private ve [Full]

Water
Water services in Nakuru
March 14, 2007
Kiosks constructed throughout the community in Nakuru (Kenya) ensure that water is provided to all residents, especially thos [Full]
Water provision services supporting the women of Matale
February 07, 2007
The installation of water pumps in Matale (Sri Lanka) was effective in improving water efficiency and services and in poverty [Full]
Strategies identified to improve water quality in Ruwa
January 31, 2007
Lake Chivero, which lies within the catchment area of Harare (Zimbabwe), is heavily polluted. This Lake serves as the source [Full]
Water restrictions in Glenorchy
January 17, 2007
Glenorchy (Australia) often introduces water restrictions during its summer months (November through April) to reduce outdoor [Full]

Local Agenda 21
Santa Monica’s Dean Kubani: A champion of municipal sustainability
March 28, 2007
Mr. Dean Kubani has long held the position of sustainability coordinator for Santa Monica (USA). [Full]
Prat de Llobregat using FSC certified wood
March 28, 2007
Prat de Llobregat (Spain) is a leader in Spain in the use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood for its street f [Full]
Urban expansion in Kumasi
March 28, 2007
It has been found that the pattern of urban dispersal in Kumasi (Ghana) has so far not been linked with transportation growth [Full]
Moreland offers sustainable design tools
March 21, 2007
Moreland (Australia) has created two tools that provide a consistent approach to the sustainability assessment of planning ap [Full]
Calgary State of the Environment report measures progress
March 21, 2007
The recently released 2006 State of the Environment report of the city of Calgary (Canada) monitors environment trends, measu [Full]
Kyoto City preserving its historical landscape
March 07, 2007
Kyoto City (Japan) has a municipal policy to not only preserve, but actually recreate its historical scenery. [Full]
Glasgow’s environmental strategy looks toward 2012
March 07, 2007
The City Council of Glasgow (Scotland) has adopted an Environmental Strategy and Action Plan from 2006 to 2012. [Full]
Integrated planning the key to success in Curitiba
March 07, 2007
Environmental sustainability is being achieved in Curitiba (Brazil) as a result of the cohesive strategy that underpins all o [Full]
Greater Bendigo reducing its environmental impact
March 07, 2007
Greater Bendigo (Australia) is reducing its impact on the natural environment through energy efficiency measures, increasing  [Full]
Toronto employees contribute to tsunami relief efforts
February 28, 2007
Staff of the city of Toronto (Canada) are providing relief to regions of Sri Lanka and Indonesia devastated by the 2004 Asian [Full]
Capricorn committed to protecting its environment
February 07, 2007
The District Municipality of Capricorn (South Africa) has adopted an environmental management policy that is now a corporate- [Full]
Environmental Education in Ponferrada
February 07, 2007
An environmental education campaign was undertaken in Ponferrada (Spain) to educate its 65,000 inhabitants on protecting the  [Full]
Residents of Rodney creators of their sustainable development plan
January 31, 2007
The sustainable development plans for several communities in Rodney (New Zealand) were the result of public meetings and focu [Full]
London plans the greenest Olympics ever
January 31, 2007
As host of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, London (UK) is implementing a strategy that will ensure that these ga [Full]
Gangwon prepared for potential disasters
January 24, 2007
Gangwon Province (Korea) has worked to develop reliable disaster management measures. [Full]
The Great Park under development in Irvine
January 24, 2007
Irvine (California, USA) is in partnership with the U.S.A. federal government and a private landowner to create what is being [Full]
Urban development plan being formulated for Buenos Aires
January 17, 2007
Construction in Buenos Aires (Argentina) has been halted by city officials to ensure that basic municipal services are provid [Full]
Recovering from disaster in Muncie
January 17, 2007
Muncie (Indiana, U.S.A.) is recovering from two massive ice storms that happened in the past few weeks. [Full]
Disaster management at the ready in Regina
January 10, 2007
The city of Regina (Canada) is well prepared for many types of disasters and emergencies, including wildfires, major storms,  [Full]

Biodiversity
Nature museums in Montréal benefit biodiversity
March 14, 2007
The city of Montréal (Canada) nature museums are now linked to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. [Full]
Strong support for the ecosystem in Sofia
February 28, 2007
The streets of Sofia (Bulgaria) were recently full of activists and eco-champions to express their support for protected natu [Full]
Delta protecting its ecosystem
January 24, 2007
Delta (Canada) is working with other levels of government to protect the special attributes of the Burns Bog. [Full]
Tuzla protecting Europe’s oldest salt lake
January 17, 2007
Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is located on a salt bed, and the city’s present name means ‘place of salt’ in Turkish.  [Full]

Sustainability Management Instruments
Making coffee production in Moshi sustainable
February 28, 2007
The not-for-profit organization TechnoServe is working with small-scale farmers in Moshi (Tanzania) to sustainably improve th [Full]

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