Sustainable cities: “we’re waiting for everyone else to make the first move”

Tweet Staff at the UK Green Building Council give their views on how cities can make sustainable improvements. The organization was founded in 2007, with the intention of radically transforming the way British buildings are designed, constructed, maintained and operated. Tom Poldre, a senior employee, tells me about his career in sustainability. One of his clients was Cadillac Fairview, which is a Canadian property management company that builds Canada’s tallest and most noticeable skyscrapers. “One major problem was light attracting birds, they’d fly into these massive office towers and kill themselves”….

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The Amazon fires: a symbol of destructive far-right capitalism

Tweet Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro denies scientific proof that the most bio-diverse rain forest on earth is under rapid degradation following huge fires It comes as no surprise that the South American rain forest is the biggest in the world and is home to millions of plant and animal species, but around 20% of land has been cleared in the past 50 years. Surges in fires breaking out around the globe due to increasing temperatures and drought has attracted the media’s attention, but Brazil’s fires that started in June puts…

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