Applications now being accepted for Smart Growth America’s 2014 free technical assistance workshops

Smart Growth America is now accepting applications for its 2014 free technical assistance workshops. Communities interested in learning about smart growth strategies are welcome and encouraged to submit an application for one of 12 types of technical assistance workshops. Smart Growth America's free technical assistance workshops program, now in its third year, helps city and …

Human water use has boosted drought

Read the full story at Environmental Research Web. Drought: it is a word that seems to crop up with increasing frequency in the news. Be it the Amazon River slowing to a trickle, ships stranded by the retreat of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, or hosepipe bans in the UK, drought is becoming an all …

Watch VERGE São Paulo Virtual

November 12-13, 2013 Register at http://info.greenbiz.com/verge-sp-2013-virtual-registration.html Over a dozen presenters, and hundreds of sustainability and technology thought leaders and professionals will convene for a 2-day virtual event covering: Illuminating keynotes on the future of sustainability. In-depth case-studies covering new energy systems, sustainable mobility, the food-energy-water nexus, next gen buildings, new ecosystems, and resilient cities. Practical …

Webinar reminder: Promoting Sustainable Landscapes

AASHE Webinar: Promoting Sustainable Landscapes Tuesday, Nov. 12 2pm-3pm Eastern RSVP for this event Co-hosted by AASHE and the Arbor Day Foundation, this webinar explores the benefits of sustainable campus landscapes and how to build long-lasting support for them by publicizing initiatives, educating and engaging others, and earning recognition locally and nationally. As pointed out …

Webinar: Discover Your World With NOAA

A live training Webinar, "Discover Your World with NOAA: Learn How NOAA Monitors the Pulse of the Earth, and How to Access and Use NOAA's Free Online Resources," will be offered Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Discover Your World With NOAA *  Start Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time *  Duration:  60 minutes *  Summary: The National …

Forget green: Healthy buildings are the next big thing

Read the full story at SmartPlanet. No need to worry about health insurance. What people really need are healthier buildings. And architects? Think of them as “upstream doctors,” working to beat sickness and disease at their source, before people are affected. This idea will be among the topics of discussion at the upcoming U.S. Green …

Not Dead Yet: America’s manufacturing sector shows signs of life.

Read the full review in City Journal. Made in the U.S.A.: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing, by Vaclav Smil (MIT Press, 256 pp., 27.95) Conventional wisdom holds that America’s transition from a manufacturing to a service-based economy is nearly complete. Mining and making stuff are out; surgery and software development are in. The …