Urban Sustainability

Cities are the sustainable hub of the future, where over 80 percent of our population will eventually live. If we can't make cities sustainable, we can't make the world sustainable.

George Washington University
When you're shopping, we as consumers have become accustomed to having a bag to hold our goods. However, the environmental cost and life span of the bag we use varies depending on the materials.
The George Washington University
Through research and actions, I've learned that it's actually in the best interest of local businesses to strive for a more sustainable business model. 
The George Washington University
An artistic exploration of social themes concerning the D.C. waterfront, the Anacostia River, and the overall gentrification of D.C.
plant grows by a marsh

A plant grows by a marsh at the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project. (Luz Rivera/FLICKR)

Northwestern University
Hybrid, nature-based infrastructure could help protect areas like Houston, Texas from floods, while providing other benefits for the community.

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Northwestern University
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been collecting used electronics all over Japan to extract the metal and make Olympic medals.

A view of downtown Seattle from Kerry Park. (Diana Robinson/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
"Urban resilience” is a hot term being thrown around within the environmental community. But what does it mean?

Many of this mall's tenants left after the anchors stores closed at The Mall at the Source in Westbury, New York. (Creative Commons)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The decline of shopping malls is a result of online shopping and the need for instant gratification.
The George Washington University
Amongst a concrete jungle lies wildlife most of us have chosen to ignore, except this campus grounds manager and his university, who seek to redefine what it means to be on campus.
Environmental Injustice:from local to international progress
Environmental Injustice:from local to international progress
University of Wisconsin-Madison
This story of environmental injustice in southern Wisconsin shows how we can make a difference on a local level to improve the lives of people all over the world.
University of Wisconsin Madison
Industrial agriculture is a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and now, more than ever, people are exploring alternative food cultivation systems such as hydroponics to offset the damage done by industrial agriculture.

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