You can live in a city and still live green

A rooftop garden in the city

The urban jungle, the concrete jungle, the big city — whatever you call major metropolitan areas, there are both similarities and differences throughout the United States. One of them is their commitment to being environmentally friendly. Climate change isn’t something that will be reversed overnight or even this decade, but with the Earth’s average temperature … [Read more…]

Here Comes The Sun: Solar Power In Big Cities

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More and more people are living their best eco-friendly life and cutting down on their carbon footprint by recycling, using energy saving light bulbs, investing in energy-saving thermostats, and some are even using solar panels to power their homes. But are solar panels really viable for urban living? One of the biggest criticisms against solar … [Read more…]

Living Sustainably in an Urban Environment

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Living in a big city, the smell of exhaust, skyscraper buildings, and hoards of people surround you. Urban living can be one of the best experiences you’ll have, but it can also be difficult to feel like you’re doing your part to preserve the environment while you rush around the litter-filled streets. However, city-living does … [Read more…]

The Greenest Cities in the U.S.

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  If you’ve ever wondered which cities are the most environmentally friendly, you’re not alone. To answer that question, a list of the greenest cities was recently developed. The list ranks metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs*) with a population of over 1 million people based on these 5 factors: The number of LEED certified buildings per … [Read more…]