Rebuild Green Cities
Crisis can present opportunity. After the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Sandy, the rebuilding of New Orleans, other Gulf Coast cities and the East Coast offers a chance to get it right. Where climate change may have contributed to destructive storms, a movement is now underway to reshape these cities into showcases for clean, green living. Global Green USA has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and others to build several model green schools and 10,000 environmentally-friendly affordable homes featuring solar power, energy efficient appliances, recycled materials, and other green components. With a third of all carbon dioxide emitted by the construction and maintenance of buildings, this response to disaster can bring about long-term environmental benefits.
Can you work for a greener tomorrow in your hometown?
Artist: Karen Perl, ”Coastal Cities: Towards a New Paradigm"
P.S. We have some friends who have built green homes and the technology available today is really amazing. Even if you green just a few aspects of your home, it can make a big difference in terms of helping to prevent climate change. -Liam