Latest Sustainable community Stories

2014-02-04 12:20:27

Domus Development's La Valentina property in Sacramento Recognized as a National Model In Urban Smart Growth and Sustainable Residential Housing SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Domus Development, led by founding partner Meea Kang, as winner of the 2013 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in the "Built Projects" category. Their outstanding accomplishments have been acknowledged by building the...

2013-08-01 23:17:42

Hope for a greener America from the extraordinary community that made it a reality, Greensburg, Kansas. GREEN TOWN U.S.A. is an important new publication essential for community leaders, politicians, agencies, advocates, business owners, and concerned citizens looking to implement sustainable pathways. New York, NY and Greensburg, KS (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The important new publication of sustainability in action, GREEN TOWN U.S.A., recounts Greensburg, Kansas' inspiring story of...

2011-04-13 08:55:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating communities that both people and businesses want to live in doesn't happen overnight; it requires innovation, commitment and a cooperative effort with different sectors and groups working together. Several communities have gone above and beyond to promote economic, environmental and quality of life goals. Siemens and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center joined forces to honor three communities for their amazing...

2010-12-03 11:00:00

DENVER, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Home Depot Foundation announced the recipients of the 2010 Awards of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development. The awards recognize cities with successful development and implementation of sustainability plans, including cultivating public-private partnerships, multi-faceted data collection and integrated feedback, resulting in a more sustainable community. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081022/NLCLOGO) The...

2009-10-21 12:12:56

Many children are not only passionate about environmental issues, but more than capable of driving forward sustainability initiatives, argues new research into the role of schools in developing more sustainable communities. Children already play a key role in becoming more sustainable by encouraging changes in behavior of those around them whether in terms of recycling, saving energy, growing vegetables and healthy eating etc. But, argues researcher Dr Barry Percy-Smith, these changes alone...

2009-05-12 21:56:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine students enrolled in "Developing Green and Sustainable Communities" recently toured The Gatsby Hollywood--metro L.A.'s first all solar, Certified California Green, Smarthome(TM) community. Twenty-year homebuilding veteran and Adjunct Professor, David Harding, teaches the course and identifies the communities to include in the class's Green and Sustainable Product Tours. "We toured The Gatsby Hollywood because it's...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.