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Africa
Sustainable tourism in Pamplemousses and Riviere du Rempart
October 17, 2007
Tourism being a major growth sector in the Pamplemousses and Riviere-du-Rempart District (Mauritius), recent effort has gone  [Full]
Moving Tshwane
September 26, 2007
A public transport implementation framework was recently completed in Tshwane. [Full]
New game reserve for Nelson Mandela Bay
September 04, 2007
A new large-scale conservation area in the northern suburbs of Nelson Mandela Bay (South Africa) will run on the principles o [Full]
New Dune Belt regulation in Walvis Bay
August 22, 2007
No longer will the city of Walvis Bay (Namibia) be issuing permits for recreational use in the city’s Dune Belt Area. [Full]
Providing sustainable services in Windhoek
August 01, 2007
Windhoek (Namibia) is the first municipality in Namibia to introduce electronic services to residents, greatly improving effi [Full]
Recycling efforts underway in Mutare
July 18, 2007
Mutare (Zimbabwe) partnered with the community in a waste paper recycling and composting project to improve the livelihood of [Full]
Water and sanitation services improved in Kampala
June 26, 2007
Urban poor communities in Kampala (Uganda) are receiving a safe water supply and sanitation infrastructure in the form of toi [Full]
Mangaung undertaking a Strategic Environmental Management Plan
June 13, 2007
Mangaung (South Africa) is preparing a Strategic Environmental Management Plan. [Full]
Water shortage in Bulawayo
May 30, 2007
As a result of reduced rainfall this year, Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) will not be able to supply water to the city past the month of [Full]
Domestic water supply a challenge in Chinhoyi
May 03, 2007
Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe) has abundant rainfall, and groundwater reserves and large river systems are readily available. The commu [Full]
Building on community engagement in Dakar
April 18, 2007
Residents of Dakar (Senegal) have been working with the Sustainable Cities Plus Network to improve the stakeholder process on [Full]
Blantyre implementing climate change adaptation measures
April 11, 2007
Blantyre (Malawi) is already feeling the impacts of climate change, and in response has begun to implement climate change ada [Full]

East Asia
Seaside community developed in Yokosuka
October 31, 2007
Umibe New Town is a new seaside community in Yokosuka (Japan) that adheres to street design principles. [Full]
Improvements to Anyang River in Uiwang City
October 17, 2007
A purification project in Uiwang City (Korea) took place recently to solve water pollution problems in the river. [Full]
Wind power test underway in Kanagawa Prefecture
October 03, 2007
A test to stabilize the electrical output from wind power generation is being conducted at the Miura Wind Park Inc. in Kanaga [Full]
Ulsan working with businesses to reduce pollutants
September 19, 2007
Ulsan City (Korea) has worked with local businesses since 2000 to reduce the release of pollutants and improve the environmen [Full]
Citizens of Kawasaki engaged in climate change efforts
September 12, 2007
In the 1990’s as a result of high pollution levels and citizen protests, the city of Kawasaki (Japan) established guidelines  [Full]
Changwon aims to be the world’s leading environmental capital city by 2020
September 04, 2007
Changwon City (Korea) has a vision, and that is to be the world’s leading environmental capital city by 2020. [Full]
Shenyang a model city for environmental protection in China
August 28, 2007
Shenyang (China) has implemented policies and put in place measures to create a ‘quiet, living environment, a comfortable res [Full]
Gyeonggi has a vision for its future
August 28, 2007
The Province of Gyeonggi (Korea) has established a vision for its future. [Full]
Gwacheon protects its green environment
August 15, 2007
Gwacheon City (Korea) is a garden city with a large tree canopy, clean water and clean air.  [Full]
Water leakage repairs bring savings in Suwon
August 08, 2007
The municipal government in Suwon (Korea) saved $US 144,000 after detecting and repairing leaks in the water supply system. [Full]
Kitakyushu aims to be the world capital of sustainable development
July 25, 2007
Having transformed itself from a ‘gray’ polluted city to a progressive ‘green’ one, Kitakyushu (Japan) is making further impr [Full]
Sports stadium in Kaohsiung powered by the sun
July 11, 2007
In 2009, Kaohsiung (Chinese Taipei) will host the World Games. [Full]
Kitakyushu Initiative scoping out CDM projects
July 04, 2007
The fourth meeting of the Kitakyushu Initiative was recently held in Kitakyushu (Japan). [Full]
Nursery school wins 2006 Kyoto Environmental Award
June 20, 2007
The Omiya Nursery School in Kyoto City (Japan) received the grand prize at the 2006 Kyoto Environmental Awards. [Full]
Air quality to improve on a Busan beach
June 06, 2007
The city of Busan (Korea) has decided that the city’s most popular beach, Haeundae Beach, will now be smoke free. [Full]
Ube City wins national sustainability award
May 30, 2007
Ube City (Japan) received one of eight awards presented by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment for sustainable, symbioti [Full]
Hirose River an integral part of Sendai
May 23, 2007
The Hirose River flows right through the city of Sendai (Japan). [Full]
Declaring an 'ecolife' in Sapporo
May 16, 2007
Sapporo is actively engaging its citizens in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through ‘ecolife’ declarations. [Full]
Itabashi committed to peace
May 08, 2007
The city of Itabashi (Japan) has conveyed its commitment to peace by establishing a People’s Charter and Declaration of Peace [Full]
Recycling and waste disposal procedures in Ansan
May 03, 2007
Ansan (Korea) has disposal procedures for three waste streams for residents – these are general trash disposal, food trash di [Full]
‘Warm-Biz’ accepted in Sapporo
April 11, 2007
When questioned, 93.1 percent of residents of Sapporo were comfortable with the temperature decrease in workplaces brought ab [Full]

Europe
Nottingham pledges to cut its carbon emissions by 60 percent
November 14, 2007
Nottingham (UK) is one of eight cities in the UK that have pledged to meet or exceed the goal of cutting carbon emissions by  [Full]
Integrated Municipal Waste Management in Ramnicu Valcea
November 14, 2007
The city of Ramnicu Valcea (Romania) implemented a new system of waste management to improve the city’s sanitary and aestheti [Full]
Geothermal energy used in Ferrara
October 31, 2007
The city of Ferrara (Italy) uses geothermal energy in an integrated system for district heating and cooling. [Full]
Bicycle friendly Münster
October 17, 2007
An extensive infrastructure for cyclists exists in Münster (Germany), the result of planning that allowed for bicycles to be  [Full]
Zurich a 2000-watt society
October 03, 2007
Zurich (Switzerland) participates in the 2000-watt society, where persons are encouraged to reduce their energy consumption p [Full]
The metro in Kiev a heavily used piece of history
September 26, 2007
The publicly owned and operated metro system in Kiev (Ukraine) is the fastest, most convenient and affordable transportation  [Full]
Lillehammer host of conference on sustainability
September 26, 2007
Just last week, Lillehammer (Norway) hosted a conference on sustainability in the cement and concrete industry. [Full]
Water management in Zaragoza
September 19, 2007
The municipality of Zaragoza is committed to managing its water supply and its distribution in a sustainable way. [Full]
Göteborg International Environment Prize awarded
September 12, 2007
The city of Göteborg (Sweden) recently awarded the 2006 City of Göteborg International Environment Prize. [Full]
Green area maintenance in Vantaa
September 04, 2007
Green areas owned by the city of Vantaa (Finland), covering 2,450 hectares and growing, are maintained by the Green Area Unit [Full]
Integrated Water Resource Management in Baia Mare
August 28, 2007
Baia Mara (Romania) has embedded Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) into its long-term vision for local water manage [Full]
The Nature House awaits you in Espoo
August 22, 2007
The Nature House Villa Elfvik in Espoo (Finland) is an environmental education center that provides activities and informatio [Full]
Hannover actively retrofitting its buildings
August 15, 2007
Hannover (Germany) is retrofitting many of its buildings to meet modern building energy efficiency standards.  [Full]
Rheinfelden engaged in cross-border Local Agenda 21
August 08, 2007
Rheinfelden (Germany) is engaged with the Swiss city of Rheinfelden located across the Rhine River on a cross-border Local Ag [Full]
Ecological corridor being strengthened in Brussels Capital Region
August 01, 2007
The Brussels Capital Region (Belgium) is strengthening the ecological corridor in the region through the development of a gre [Full]
Tour Zagreb by Segway
July 25, 2007
Visitors to Zagreb (Croatia) can tour the city on a segway. [Full]
Studying sustainable development in Mannheim
July 18, 2007
University students are invited every year to take the GO GREEN course offered in Mannheim (Germany). [Full]
Organic waste powers Laholm
July 11, 2007
Laholm (Sweden) has a biogas plant that turns animal manure and different kinds of organic waste into bio-fertilizer and biog [Full]
Hotels in Calvia reducing their energy use
July 04, 2007
Calvia (Spain) has developed an audit tool for hotel buildings that would identify opportunities for energy use reduction and [Full]
Rome host of MDG Conference
June 26, 2007
Rome (Italy) will host the Local Governments’ International Mid Term Evaluation Conference on the Millenium Development Goal [Full]
Katowice a green city in Poland
June 20, 2007
Katowice (Poland) is one of the greenest cities in Poland. [Full]
Bonn prohibiting the use of tropical timber
June 13, 2007
The city of Bonn (Germany) is prohibiting the use of tropical timber in public buildings. [Full]
Graz collecting waste oil
June 13, 2007
Graz (Austria) collects waste oil from its restaurants to run the city’s bus fleet. [Full]
BBC film on Freiburg
June 06, 2007
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has made a film on the environmental policies and practices in Freiburg (Germany). [Full]
Waterfront areas in Aalborg being regenerated
June 06, 2007
The entire harbour area of Aalborg (Denmark) is being redeveloped from former industrial areas into new public space. [Full]
Angers planning its growth sustainably
May 30, 2007
The commitments of Angers (France) to sustainable development are reflected in its current policies, and through its growth s [Full]
Green electricity offered in Heidelberg
May 30, 2007
Heidelberg (Germany), through its publicly-owned energy supplier, provides its citizens electricity from renewable sources. [Full]
Cesena home to automatic underground parking
May 23, 2007
A completely automated parking system is operational in Cesena (Italy). [Full]
Sevilla to host wastewater treatment congress
May 23, 2007
In November 2007, Sevilla (Spain) will host the Second International Congress SmallWat’07, focusing on wastewater treatment i [Full]
Country’s largest bioethanol plant found in Zrenjanin
May 16, 2007
Construction is underway to build the largest bioethanol plant in the country in Zrenjanin (Serbia).  [Full]
Local Energy Agency working towards sustainability in Almada
May 08, 2007
The Local Energy Management Agency of Almada (Portugal) is supporting its environmental action plan by promoting energy effic [Full]
Birds deterred naturally at Helsingborg port
May 08, 2007
The port of Helsingborg (Sweden) uses recordings of bird’s distress calls to deter birds from the area naturally and without  [Full]
Woking a model for energy decentralization
May 03, 2007
Woking (U.K.) has developed a radical model for meeting is own energy needs through the decentralization of their energy sour [Full]
Bicing – a new service in Barcelona
April 25, 2007
Barcelona (Spain) instituted a new shared transit system in March of this year that will improve and increase bicycle use in  [Full]
Celebrity polar bear cub resides in Berlin
April 25, 2007
Knut, the baby cub polar bear recently gracing the cover of many international magazines, is a resident of the zoo in Berlin  [Full]
A new waterfront planned for Oslo
April 18, 2007
The waterfront area in Oslo (Norway) is going to be linked to the rest of the city through sustainable transport and urban de [Full]
Technical visits offered by Växjö
April 04, 2007
Växjö (Sweden), a leader in sustainable development, offers a variety of technical visits and topic-specific seminars for oth [Full]

Latin America & Carribean
Light rail expansion for Quito
October 31, 2007
The trolley-busway in Quito (Ecuador), El Trole, is being converted to a light rail system by the year 2009. [Full]
São Paulo sells its carbon credits
October 03, 2007
On 26 September, São Paulo (Brazil) sold millions of dollars worth of carbon credits in a deal that experts said pave the way [Full]
Manizales to showcase Biomanizales
September 12, 2007
In December 2007, Manizales (Colombia) will host the Meeting of IberoAmerican Cities for Sustainability.  [Full]
Palmas looks at the impact of carbon on biodiversity
July 04, 2007
A carbon sequestration project in Palmas (Brazil) is demonstrating how the carbon value of small sinks impacts local biodiver [Full]
Bus system in São Paulo
June 20, 2007
São Paulo leads the way is bus infrastructure. [Full]
Women in Soyapango advocate for quality drinking water
May 30, 2007
In Soyapango (El Salvador), women are advocating for clean and affordable water in their community. [Full]
Belo Horizonte treating wastewater through SWITCH
May 16, 2007
When intensive rains hit Belo Horizonte (Brazil), a portion of the city’s water stream ends up sweeping through the city. [Full]
Natural resource management improves in Cajamarca
May 08, 2007
Natural resource management improved significantly in Cajamarca (Peru) with the creation of ‘mesas de concertación’, a partic [Full]
Responding to disasters in Matina
May 03, 2007
Matina (Costa Rica) is studying the occurrence and type of natural hazards to better improve the quality of future disaster r [Full]
Urban beaches established in Mexico City
April 18, 2007
Four ‘urban oases’ have been opened in areas of Mexico City (Mexico) with high densification. [Full]
Vector-borne diseases a risk in Buenos Aires
April 04, 2007
Plagues of mosquitoes have recently descended upon Buenos Aires (Argentina), a result of hot weather and high humidity. [Full]

North America
Hailey City awarded a $US 5,000 grant for its climate protection efforts
November 14, 2007
Hailey City (U.S.A.) has been awarded a $US 5,000 grant to help with the implementation of climate protection programs that w [Full]
Charlotte incorporating art into its transit development
November 14, 2007
A developer wants to create an arts and design district along the light rail line being developed in Charlotte (U.S.A.). [Full]
EnviroStars of Whatcom County
October 31, 2007
EnviroStars is a rating system in Whatcom County (Washington, U.S.A.) available to businesses to communicate their commitment [Full]
North Castle Global Warming Task Force engaging the community
October 31, 2007
The mission of the Town of North Castle (New York, U.S.A.) Global Warming Task Force is to support, involve and inform their  [Full]
Traffic being managed in Chattanooga neighbourhoods
October 17, 2007
In March 2007, Chattanooga (Tennessee, U.S.A.) updated its neighbourhood traffic management plan. The plan is aligned with t [Full]
Emergency Plans in place in Provincetown
October 17, 2007
An emergency plan working group was recently formed in Provincetown (Massachusetts, U.S.A.). [Full]
CodeRed to deliver emergency notification in Lake Oswego
October 03, 2007
Lake Oswego (Oregon, U.S.A.) is implementing CodeRed, a powerful new emergency notifications system. [Full]
Landscapes an agenda for change in West Chester
October 03, 2007
West Chester (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) adopted Landscapes, a comprehensive plan policy, in 1996 to change the pattern of develop [Full]
Epping requiring commercial buildings to be green
September 26, 2007
Epping (U.S.A.) has adopted a stringent building code requiring green building standards for new commercial development. [Full]
Columbia hosts ‘Green is Good for Business’
September 19, 2007
Columbia (U.S.A.) will host ‘Green is Good for Business’ on 24 September 2007. [Full]
The Conservation Commission protecting the ecosystem in Ayer
September 19, 2007
The Conservation Commission in Ayer (U.S.A.) is responsible for regulating any proposed work or activity that will remove, dr [Full]
Knoxville plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
September 12, 2007
Knoxville (U.S.A.) is working to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, having already established an Energy and Sustainability [Full]
Spokane Water Stewardship Program
September 12, 2007
The Water Stewardship Program in Spokane (U.S.A.) aims to dive ‘DEEP’ into their community to promote aquifer awareness and w [Full]
Impacts of climate change on Juneau
September 04, 2007
A scientific analysis on the predicted climate change impacts on Juneau (U.S.A.) will assist the Mayor, Council and the commu [Full]
Partnership in Asheville underway to protect the climate
September 04, 2007
The city of Asheville (U.S.A.) and the Warren Wilson College have agreed to work together to protect the climate. [Full]
Water conservation measures in White Bear Lake
August 28, 2007
White Bear Lake (U.S.A.) is implementing lawn irrigation hours to conserve water. [Full]
Public comments invited for re-development in Hermosa Beach
August 28, 2007
Public engagement on improvements in architecture, landscaping, traffic, parking and business opportunities on Pier Avenue in [Full]
For your listening pleasure – Toronto
August 28, 2007
Listen to a podcast interview that the David Suzuki Foundation had with the city of Toronto (Canada) about its climate action [Full]
Concerns raised about water supply in Las Vegas
August 22, 2007
The water supply in Las Vegas (U.S.A.) could disappear in just three years, a warning issued by the South Nevada Water Author [Full]
Residents of Honolulu invited to be everyday environmental heroes
August 22, 2007
The city of Honolulu (U.S.A.) extends a big mahalo (welcome) to the thousands of volunteers who form the 2007 Everday Environ [Full]
Low emission school buses rolling in Springfield
August 15, 2007
About half of the 300 buses that transport public school students in Springfield will soon produce lower emissions. [Full]
Annapolis improving water quality through rain gardens
August 15, 2007
Residents in Annapolis (U.S.A.) are encouraged to build rain gardens in their backyards to improve water quality. [Full]
Efficient landscape audits offered in York Region
August 08, 2007
York Region (Canada) offers free landscape audits to residents every May to encourage water efficiency. [Full]
Bozeman taking active steps to reduce its carbon footprint
August 08, 2007
The Bozeman (Montana, U.S.A.) City commission voted unanimously in November 2006 to adopt the U.S. Mayors’ Climate Protection [Full]
Sea level rise impacting real estate in San Diego
August 01, 2007
San Diego (California, U.S.A.) finds itself facing drastic coastal alterations in the decades ahead as the sea level rises, a [Full]
Boulder the first in the U.S.A. to impose an energy tax
July 25, 2007
Boulder (Colorado, U.S.A.) is the first city in the U.S.A. to have imposed an energy tax – the Climate Action Plan tax – as p [Full]
City of San Francisco bans purchase of bottled water
July 25, 2007
An executive order signed by Mayor Newsom of San Francisco (California, U.S.A.) bans the use of City funds to purchase bottle [Full]
Conventions in Orange County more energy and waste efficient
July 18, 2007
The Convention Center in Orange County (Florida, U.S.A.) is attracting business as a result of its environmental practices. [Full]
Regina recognizing watershed stewardship
July 11, 2007
The city of Regina (Canada) is sponsoring its first annual Watershed Stewardship Award. [Full]
Results of greenhouse gas emissions measurement in Nashua
July 11, 2007
The city of Nashua (New Hampshire, U.S.A.) used ICLEI’s HEAT software to determine the source of their greenhouse gas emissio [Full]
Democratic Convention in Denver to be green
July 04, 2007
A meeting of the Democratic party in Denver (Colorado, U.S.A.) in 2008 will be the greenest to date. [Full]
Toronto climate change strategy released
June 26, 2007
Toronto (Canada) recently unveiled its climate change strategy, detailing how it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 p [Full]
Fairfax moves to ban plastic shopping bags
June 26, 2007
Fairfax (California, U.S.A.) is planning to institute a ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags by all stores, shops [Full]
Minneapolis providing grants to reduce energy use
June 26, 2007
Minneapolis (Minnesota, U.S.A.) is providing 20 $US 1,000 grants to grass-roots groups for energy reduction activities. [Full]
Houston ‘Power to People’ Launched
June 20, 2007
Houston (Texas, U.S.A.) and a number of corporate sponsors recently launched the Houston Power to People Campaign. [Full]
Santa Cruz preparing for sea level rise
June 13, 2007
Santa Cruz (California, U.S.A.), as a coastal city, is preparing for the possible effects of climate change. [Full]
Update: Litter campaign in Montréal
June 13, 2007
A few weeks ago, this website featured a story on Montréal and its plan to implement its new municipal cleanliness strategy.  [Full]
Mississauga to launch first renewable energy project
June 06, 2007
The city of Mississauga (Canada) will launch its first renewable energy project with the installation of solar photovoltaic p [Full]
More hybrids for the King County bus fleet
June 06, 2007
The Metro Transit Services of King County (Washington, U.S.A.) has ordered 500 diesel-electric hybrid buses over the next few [Full]
Sonoma County receives global award
May 30, 2007
Sonoma County (California, U.S.A.) has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) Climate Protection Aw [Full]
Berkeley reduces its greenhouse gas emissions
May 23, 2007
An independent analysis of carbon dioxide emissions from the residential, commercial and transportation sectors within Berkel [Full]
Kansas City to get light rail
May 23, 2007
Kansas City (Missouri, U.S.A.) will soon have light rail as a public transit option. [Full]
New Orleans to be more compact
May 16, 2007
New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will be re-developed following a long-term state plan that calls for hi [Full]
Mosquito control program underway in Edmonton
May 08, 2007
The mosquito control program in Edmonton (Canada) started in the month of April 2007.  [Full]
Large buildings in Boston go green
May 03, 2007
Boston plans to amend its building code to require all large-scale private construction be ‘green’. [Full]
New York City releases PlaNYC
April 25, 2007
On Earth Day 2007, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the city of New York (New York, U.S.A.) released its long-term environment [Full]
Miami-Dade County preparing for climate change
April 25, 2007
Miami – Dade County (Florida, U.S.A.) has established a Climate Change Advisory Task Force to take a thorough look at what ac [Full]
Ottawa to recycle food waste
April 25, 2007
Ottawa (Canada) will start to collect kitchen waste by the fall of 2008. [Full]
Heavy fines in Montréal for littering
April 18, 2007
The fine for littering in Montréal (Canada) have substantially increasing, and now range from $US 53 to $US 882 ($CDN 60 to $ [Full]
Vancouver as the most livable city in the world: interview
April 18, 2007
The city of Vancouver (Canada) was recognized as the world’s most livable city in the year 2006. [Full]

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Oceania
Wyndham harvesting rainwater
November 14, 2007
Rainwater tanks are being installed in selected public toilets in Wyndham (Australia) to harvest rain water for toilet flushi [Full]
Climate change work in Environment Waikato focuses on mitigation and adaptation
November 14, 2007
Environment Waikato (New Zealand) is undertaking a wide range of measures to help adapt to the effects of climate change, and [Full]
Trails Master Plan drawn up in Kwinana
October 31, 2007
Kwinana (Australia) was motivated to develop a trails master plan for a variety of reasons, including protecting the natural  [Full]
Hobsons Bay Showerhead Exchange Program
October 17, 2007
Residents in Hobsons Bay (Australia) have the opportunity to swap their old showerhead for a new water-efficient one. [Full]
New rainwater tank policy in Wollongong
October 03, 2007
Wollongong City Council (Australia) has recently adopted a rainwater tank policy to encourage its residential, commercial and [Full]
Interactive tools in Newcastle are reducing electricity and water consumption
September 26, 2007
New initiatives in Newcastle City (Australia) are helping businesses, councils and the community to measure their electricity [Full]
Sustainable water use plan of Hepburn
September 19, 2007
Hepburn Shire (Australia) established a ‘Sustainable Water Use Plan’ that makes significant conservation advances. [Full]
Baw Baw saving water through rainwater tanks
September 12, 2007
The Shire Council of Baw Baw (Australia) has made substantial water savings at its Council offices and depot due to the insta [Full]
New green star building in Adelaide
September 04, 2007
A new five-star green star building, the Santos Building, opened in July in Adelaide (Australia). [Full]
Indigo receives the Sustainable Communities – Tidy Town’s Regional Awards
August 28, 2007
Towns in Indigo Shire (Australia) received a number of awards at the recent 25th annual Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns  [Full]
Willoughby improving its environment through e.restore
August 22, 2007
The e.restore program in Willoughby (Australia) is improving the natural environment through an environmental levy to support [Full]
Water restrictions in place in Byron
August 15, 2007
Level 1 Water Restrictions now apply throughout the region that includes the city of Byron (Australia). [Full]
Emergency management procedures in Wodonga
August 15, 2007
The city of Wodonga (Australia), by pursuing community safety as a corporate objective, takes responsibility for identifying, [Full]
Maroochy promotes buying locally
August 08, 2007
Maroochy (Australia) encourages its citizens to buy locally produced goods, helping local producers protect the economy and t [Full]
Businesses in Joondalup getting Eco Smart
August 01, 2007
The City of Joondalup (Australia), in partnership with the Australian cities of Wanneroo and Stirling, recently delivered the [Full]
Saving energy and money in Coffs Harbour
July 18, 2007
Coffs Harbour (Australia) has reaped higher than anticipated financial savings from the installation of energy efficient stre [Full]
Serpentine-Jarrahdale saving water
July 11, 2007
The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale (Australia) has constructed a recreation centre that contains a range of water sensitive u [Full]
Community in Mornington consulted on climate change
July 04, 2007
Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions were the topic of community consultations in Mornington Peninsula Shire (Australi [Full]
Knox considering borrowing funds for greenhouse reduction measures
June 26, 2007
The City Council of Knox (Australia) is considering borrowing $US 1.187 million ($AUS 1.4 million) to fund an increased short [Full]
Alice Springs awarded by the Australian Solar Cities Initiative
June 20, 2007
Alice Springs (Australia), as part of the Australian Government’s Solar Cities Initiative, will receive funding for energy ef [Full]
Shellharbour increasing water savings
June 13, 2007
Shellharbour (Australia) is further reducing its water consumption by installing a wastewater reuse system at its wholesale n [Full]
Lismore offers rebates for rainwater tanks
June 06, 2007
Lismore (Australia) will be further encouraging the use of rainwater tanks to save water by providing rebates to residences. [Full]
Mitcham saving water in innovative ways
May 23, 2007
Mitcham (Australia) has made some innovative changes to its watering regimes in response to a detailed open space review.  [Full]
Stormwater in Perth purified through a treatment wetland
May 16, 2007
Perth (Australia) has taken the major initiative of installing a constructed wetland to treat stormwater run-off into the Swa [Full]
Unley provides loans for solar hot water services
May 08, 2007
Households in Unley (Australia) can apply to receive interest free loans to install approved, environmentally friendly solar  [Full]
Projects in Hornsby saving water
May 03, 2007
Hornsby Council and three local bowling clubs will save approximately 123 megalitres of water over the next ten years as a re [Full]
Melville residents asked to ‘TravelSmart’
April 25, 2007
An intensive program soon to be offered to residents of Melville (Australia) is asking them to change two trips per week. [Full]
Yarra Ranges votes to become carbon neutral
April 18, 2007
The Shire of Yarra Ranges (Australia) has pledged to become carbon neutral within the next year. [Full]
Canada Bay to recycle water
April 11, 2007
Canada Bay (Australia) will build a water mining plant that will save drinking water. [Full]
Recycling to improve in Kaikoura
April 04, 2007
Community events were recently held in coastal and rural communities in Kaikoura (New Zealand) to generate ways to increase t [Full]

Southern Asia
Rivers in Vadodara serve as the storm water drainage system
August 08, 2007
The network of two rivers and ‘kaans’ (water courses) form the storm water drainage system for Vadodara (India). [Full]
Environmental programs supported in Bohol Province
July 25, 2007
Bohol Province (Philippines) has implemented a long-term program to develop a Eco-Tourism and Biodiversity Convention Framewo [Full]
E-Jeepneys improving air quality in Makati
July 18, 2007
Jeepney drivers in Makati (Philippines) are in full support of a current pilot program to test run electric jeepneys as they  [Full]
Buildings in Shimla vulnerable to natural disasters
July 18, 2007
High-rise buildings in Shimla (India) are at risk from earthquakes. [Full]
Weekend waste market in Makati brings in recylables
July 04, 2007
The Makati (Philippines) Weekend Waste Market brought in 7,002 kilograms of recyclables from January through April of this ye [Full]
San Fernando La Union learning from Canadian urban planners (copy 1)
June 20, 2007
San Fernando La Union (Philippines) has been working with the Township of Langley (Canada) since 2001 on a variety of initiat [Full]
Seafood poisoning in Iloilo a result of climate change
April 11, 2007
Recent cases of poisoning from seafood in Iloilo City (Philippines) is attributed to the oceans becoming warmer – a result of [Full]
Poverty and the environment linked in Hyderabad
April 04, 2007
In Hyderabad (India), a city of over five million people, 30 to 35 percent of the population is defined as the urban poor. [Full]

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