Posted by Rebecca Carter | on January 15, 2009 An assessment of western state climate plans finds many communities could cost-efficiently reduce their emissions by about 20 percent if their land use planning-related policies were fully implemented.
Posted by Stephen Miller | on August 29, 2008 Reducing a city’s carbon footprint requires more than switching to energy-saving light bulbs, and leaders across the Southwest are finding more and more creative ways to meet the challenge.
Posted by Chelsey Killebrew | on August 18, 2008 With its energy-efficient buildings, climate-controlled houses, and the dry desert landscape, a neighborhood in Tucson, Ariz., has created community-standard codes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water use to protect the environment.
Posted by Stephen Miller | on July 29, 2008 Sustainability is a big-budget item in any city, making it an especially challenging goal for smaller—and often poorer—cities and towns. Nevertheless, towns with tighter spending plans and limited resources have found ways to reduce their carbon footprint.