Green Cities

Week In Review – May 27th

May 23, 2016 — Portland Public Schools ban climate-denying textbooks. Climate education is necessary for ensuring this and future generation’s ability to deal and cope with our ongoing climate crisis:

May 24, 2016 — New report released indicating how G7 nations conceal public finance for coal investments around the world. Collectively, the G7 provided more than $42 billion in support of overseas coal projects.

May 24, 2016 — All over the world, floating solar projects are appearing and generating solar energy in previously unused space. Water-based solar panels are perfect solutions for drought-stricken nations:

May 25, 2016 — Food giants McDonald’s and Tesco sign a historic, groundbreaking agreement to limit expansion of industrial farming in untouched parts of the Arctic:

May 25, 2016 — Here’s more proof that saving the environment doesn’t have to kill jobs. More than 8 million people were employed worldwide in the renewable energy sector last year. The growth was despite renewable energy subsidies being far outweighed by fossil fuel subsidies, where jobs were lost:

May 26, 2016 — University of Massachusetts, America’s first major public university to divest entirely from fossil fuels. To date, more than 500 institutions, representing $3.4 trillion in assets, have committed to some form of fossil fuel divestment: