28 Aug '14, 6pm

One Planet Communities: The Earth’s Greenest Neighborhoods: Read the rest

One Planet Communities: The Earth’s Greenest Neighborhoods: Read the rest

guide One Planet Communities (OPCs) in the quest for improved stewardship of the Earth’s resources. At the top of the list are Zero Carbon and Zero Waste—it’s the goal of these communities to produce the energy they consume, and to ensure that all material resources are part of a closed loop cradle-to-cradle system. OPCs are exemplary in the way they conserve and recycle water, create pedestrian- and bike-friendly transportation networks and use locally-sourced and non-toxic materials in construction. They also attempt to grow a substantial portion of their own food. In other words, they don’t stop at just one prong of sustainable design and lifestyles: every facet of green living must be embodied to receive the One Planet designation.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/one-planet-communities-the-earths-gr...

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