Sustainability Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

The 3 R's Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Every year, Americans throw away 50 billion food and drink cans, 27 billion glass bottles and jars, and 65 million plastic and metal jar and can covers.

Environment, Equity, Economics: What Is Sustainability?
Wondering what is sustainability? Learn different definitions that describe preserving a healthy planet, while still meeting the needs of populations.

Conservation Efforts: Why Should We Save Water?
The are many reasons for why we should save water—Learn how conservation of this natural resource can guard against rising costs and help communities.

How Do We Use Water and Why Should We Reduce Our Usage?
Water is used for household use, transportation, farming, and generating electricity — Find out how we use water exactly and why conserving it is key.

What Causes Sick Buildings?
Poor ventilation, toxins introduced in materials and furnishings, and biological contaminants like mold are all contributors to sick building syndrome.

Climate Change—Ways to Reduce CO2 Emissions in Industry
Climate change is strongly affected by businesses and organizations. Learn more about 7 simple ways companies can reduce CO2 emissions in industry.

Resilient City — Definition and Urban Design Principles
We can create resilient cities by future-proofing our cities in the face of future stresses from climate change and peak oil. Learn how this is done.

Steps to Design a Rainwater Harvesting System
Rainwater harvesting is the collection, conveyance, and storage of rainwater for future use; here are tips to designing your own system.

Steps to Designing Climate Responsive Architecture
With buildings contributing close to half of the energy use in the US., Climate Responsive Architecture can help reduce that number.

Commercial Water Usage Calculator—How to Do It Yourself
The first step to conserving water is to understand how much you are using. Learn how to manually create a commercial water usage calculator yourself.

Process & Tools
In order to move towards sustainability, you and your organization will need to create a vision for where you'd like to head, develop and plan and create a team to help implement. To do this, create buy-in from the very beginning and gear up your leadership skills as you shift from thinking about sustainability to get green done!

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An index of categories in the

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Conserve Water Outdoors
Reduce the amount of water you use outdoors.