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Running for Office: Why Climate Candidates Should Run for Local Government

November 23, 2020No Comments

The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. State and local governments are central to the fight on climate change, especially in the face of the Trump administration’s denial of the crisis and rollbacks of Obama-era climate policies. We need energetic leaders who know how to urgently address…

Growing – Feeding – Building Community | Dec 12 | 12pm ET

November 17, 2020 ,,,Comments Off on Growing – Feeding – Building Community | Dec 12 | 12pm ET

Join us for this 3 part urban agriculture workshop! In this urban food workshop, we will develop solutions that empower communities and the individual, covering how to grow food, how to prepare nourishing meals and how to build community. With the current social climate, it has become imperative that the…

eDEN – ecodesign DENver: Better Streets for All

November 3, 2020Comments Off on eDEN – ecodesign DENver: Better Streets for All

In response to the covid-19 pandemic, to create more space for personal mobility, dining and socializing while still practicing 6-foot distancing, the City and County of Denver has temporarily expanded public infrastructure into the public right-of-way on select streets throughout the city. With about 10 miles of roadway turned back…

How to overcome the challenges of online shopping, 11/4/20

October 19, 2020Comments Off on How to overcome the challenges of online shopping, 11/4/20

With the spread of COVID-19, online shopping has seen a massive increase across the globe. Online retail has spurred a massive growth of packaging in recycling streams, but also is a growing contributor to air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and congestion. This is true just as well in the United States…

The Sustainability Profession: What’s Next?

October 13, 2020Comments Off on The Sustainability Profession: What’s Next?

The sustainability profession was changing before Covid came along. Now it’s changing even more. Strategies we are used to (e.g. transit) are being replaced by new ones (e.g. telecommuting). Stand-alone sustainability offices and plans are disappearing. Integration is the new order of the day. We’ll review these changes and discuss…

Carolina Farm Trust – building resilient communities

September 10, 2020 ,,Comments Off on Carolina Farm Trust – building resilient communities

Alex Alcorn is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications at Carolina Farm Trust, a Charlotte-based non-profit serving North and South Carolina. Alex is a community organizer and public health professional with expertise in organizational strategy, community engagement, and public policy.  This presentation continues our discussion of how justice, food,…

POCACITO BLM – June 18, 2020

June 19, 2020Comments Off on POCACITO BLM – June 18, 2020

A whole lot is happening every week and while nobody has all the answers, together, we can find ways to respond and to deal with the challenges we all face while pursuing sustainable cities: be it health, equity or racism or all three together. Our three speakers: Jordie Vasquez, architect…

Cradle to Cradle – leaving a big and positive footprint

November 19, 2019Comments Off on Cradle to Cradle – leaving a big and positive footprint

The C2C school of thought is characterized by a positive conception of man with a positive footprint: as beneficial organisms humans are a part of the environment. Old patterns of thinking are abandoned, while new paths towards intelligent abundance are established. The C2C design concept is based on the fundamental…

Closing the Loop – zero 3

June 22, 2019Comments Off on Closing the Loop – zero 3

with Jason Morenikeji, Director, Urban Farming Company. The Urban Farming Company uses circular economy thinking to reduce economic and ecological food footprints. Their solution – called Zero3 (www.zero3.io) – explores the value potential of the organic waste flowing through our cities. With the vision of creating a zero waste, zero…

Communities co-create the circular economy

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Communities co-create the circular economy

a POCACITO webtalk on March 14, 12pm ET with Øystein Leonardsen from Copenhagen In recent years, South Harbour (a disadvantaged neighborhood in Copenhagen) has been undergoing a tremendous physical development. Politicians, researchers and urban planners have in this regard infused South Harbour with new interesting initiatives working towards more integrated…