Urban / Technological sustainability Urban sustainability means that we have to be caring and aware of this environment that most of us live in. Our children know how our cities are supplied; how the waste is removed; what conventions and connections people need in to make in order to live peacefully in such close proximity to each other. Much of technology was developed to support cities and growing populations. What is the responsible use of technology? How does it impact on the other rings?

Copenhagen - City of Cyclists

Copenhagen - City of Cyclists from Copenhagenize on Vimeo.

This is a video showing Copenhagens unique bicycle culture as it looks in the beginning of the early 21st century.
A monumental motion of everyday people transporting themselves from A to B by pure pedal power.
-Each day 37% of everybody in Copenhagen arrives at work or education by bicycle.
-25% of all families with two kids in the city own a cargo bike.
-And the 519,000 inner city copenhageners own 560,000 bicycles!



Mobility for Tomorrow

mo - mobility for tomorrow from LUNAR Europe on Vimeo.



Mo is a new mobility system - it helps make the city a better place to live.subscribers can rent bikes, cargobikes, ebikes and cars or use public transportation with just one card. With mo it pays to be eco-friendly: choose an eco-friendly transport or use your own bike to collect mo miles. The more mo miles the lower your bill. For instance if you mostly ride bikes, renting a car gets cheaper. Cycle and save money.

Growing Cities

Vancouver's 6 Acre Living Roof - Growing Cities Series from Dave Budge on Vimeo.

The roof of the Vancouver BC Convention Centre is covered with over 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of native grassland. Usually closed to the public, we were able to get a tour and interview with the landscape architect of the project, Bruce Hemstock.

This is part 1 of the "Growing Cities" documentary series shot while traveling in the USA and Canada - June 2009. 2 person crew. Canon 5DmkII and Zoom H4n. Music is "Andvari" by Sigur Rós

Download the full 22 minute interview as an mp3 at http://www.children-of-dome.com/growing_cities/bruce_hemstock_interview.mp3



The North Face Journey To Sustainability

The North Face Journey To Sustainability from renan ozturk on Vimeo.

An adventure to Taiwan to some of the largest factories on the planet, to help The North Face tell their sustainability story for the first time to the general public. I think I worked harder on this project than anything else in 2011, the road to sustainability is certainly complicated and hard to communicate. After working with TNF on an athlete level for the last 6 years it was an honor to go deep behind the scenes and learn about these important initiatives in this way. Thanks for checking it out! ~reo

To learn more check out http://expeditionsustainability.com



No Trash NYC 2030

NO TRASH NYC 2030 from IDEO on Vimeo.

The IDEO New York team believes in "a NYC without trash." Their cinematic piece, the latest addition to IDEO's climate change portfolio, targets waste as an area of exploration. They say, "When most people consider the environmental impact of trash, steamy landfills or smoky incinerators come to mind. The reality is that these are merely endpoints of a much larger system. Are you willing to align your behaviors with a system that's willing to support a no-waste future?"



How many light bulbs?

How Many Light Bulbs? from Cambridge University on Vimeo.

Cambridge University physicist, David Mackay, in a passionate, personal analysis of the energy crisis in the UK, in which he comes to some surprising conclusions about the way forward. The film is based on his new book 'Sustainable Energy – without the hot air', in which Prof Mackay has calculated the numbers involved for the alternatives to fossil fuels like coal, gas and oil.

He debunks some myths about energy saving - unplugging our phone chargers, does not make any appreciable difference. After showing us what won't work - he goes on to show what will make a difference at home, like turning your thermostat down.

But, his big point is that this will not be enough - individual efforts are not enough. Instead we need to make 'sweeping national changes' to our energy production, and we can't reject everything available to us. If we are going to follow the advice of climate scientists, and get off fossil fuels by 2050, which currently provide 90% of our energy, Britain's main options are wind power and nuclear power. But to make this huge change in our power supply, Mackay says that we 'have to get building – now'!

For more information – go to David Mackay’s website
www.withouthotair.com



Dave Strenski: New Energy for Detroit



Spread of Humans Across the Earth



A Visionary Farmer Sees Greenhouses Everywhere

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Online Games

Electrocity


ElectroCity is an online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities. It’s great fun to play and also teaches players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management in New Zealand.
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BC Hydro

http://wwe5.bchydro.com/grid/
Hydro to Home - The Energy Story
Hydro to Home - The Energy Story

Join us on the interactive journey of clean energy. Learn how all the rain and snow that falls in our province is harnessed as energy, how it makes its way to our homes and ultimately how it powers our lifestyles.
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The Great Energy Challenge

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/
A page from National Geographic full of information and interactive activities

What kind of CEO are you?

Can you sucessfully run a company while reducing CO2? Play the game at
http://knowledge.allianz.com/ceo2/en_ext.html