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features

+ Pathways to Progress

In myriad ways, through multiple projects, Rocky Mountain Institute unearths avenues leading to a clean-energy future.

+ Living Lab

Saint-Gobain’s new headquarters is a lesson in employee comfort and productivity.

+ City Lights

Global climate conferences may be the ultimate stage for nation-to-nation negotiations, but municipal leaders see City Hall as ground zero in the effort to reduce carbon emissions and creatively adapt to a changing climate.

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Wiradjuri Murray Darling

By contemporary indigenous artist Naomi Grant.

The Murray Darling Basin in eastern Australia is one of the most severely impacted and damaged regions due to climate change. The acrylic on canvas painting focuses on a spiral design that changes as areas of land are eroded due to the effects of climate change.

 

This painting is one of just 10 in the world chosen to be featured at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland in 2008 (COP14).

LEED impact categories

+ human health

Clif Bar’s headquarters promote sustainability and wellness for its employees.

+ ecosystems

Sonoma County’s wine region is on the verge of a new identity—the first of its kind.

+ green economy

Rick Fedrizzi’s new book explores how the country can reduce its carbon footprint while thriving economically.

departments

+ LEED ON

Letter from Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Co-host of the Climate Summit for Local Leaders

+ community

A Pittsburgh program is giving local schools the tools they need
to sprout their own green revolutions.

+ local pulse

Q & A with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

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Wiradjuri Murray Darling Acrylic and Collage by Naomi Grant