Environment http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Get rid of it! http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/get-rid-it <div class="node-body article-body">Darin Matthews discusses the challenges of surplus property disposal. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/get-rid-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/get-rid-it#comments Government Procurement Environment Finance Purchasing & Procurement GPN Mon, 01 May 2017 22:21:00 +0000 77411 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Darin Matthews</p> Large cities explore plastic bag bans http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/large-cities-explore-plastic-bag-bans <div class="node-body article-body">Several large metros are exploring the implementation and modification of plastic bag bans.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/large-cities-explore-plastic-bag-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/large-cities-explore-plastic-bag-bans#comments Environment Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:13:00 +0000 76721 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Plastic bag littering. Image via Wikimedia Commons.</p> Neutralize unpleasant smells with this product (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/neutralize-unpleasant-smells-product-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Odor Destroyer is a compound that chemically reacts to and neutralizes unpleasant smells.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/neutralize-unpleasant-smells-product-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/neutralize-unpleasant-smells-product-related-video#comments Buildings & Facilities Environment Recycling Green Technology Public Works Technology Fri, 06 May 2016 20:52:00 +0000 71061 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cooperative purchasing helps drive green purchasing http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-helps-drive-green-purchasing <div class="field-deck"> Sustainability expert discusses how government leads green purchasing's growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scot Case outlines a variety of ways that green buys fit in the cooperative purchasing framework. Case is a sustainability consultant and green thought leader.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-helps-drive-green-purchasing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-helps-drive-green-purchasing#comments Coop Solutions Environment Cooperative Purchasing Finance Health & Welfare Green Green Purchasing Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Sustainability Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:50:00 +0000 69651 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Scot Case</p> American City & County's Crown Communities http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/american-city-countys-crown-communities <div class="field-byline"> Derek Prall and Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From organically maintained fruit groves to innovative stormwater management projects, American City & County's Crown Communities demonstrated creative problem solving abilities and an overall commitment to serving residents in the most meaningful ways possible. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/american-city-countys-crown-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/american-city-countys-crown-communities#comments Environment Administration Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:57:00 +0000 69051 at http://americancityandcounty.com Florida county collects 17,000 tires at event combating illegal dumping http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/florida-county-collects-17000-tires-event-combating-illegal-dumping <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Highlands County, Fla., held its inaugural tire buyback event last month at the annual “12 hours of Sebring” endurance race, and accepted more than 17,000 tires that would likely remain scattered along the city's roadways and landfills.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/florida-county-collects-17000-tires-event-combating-illegal-dumping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/florida-county-collects-17000-tires-event-combating-illegal-dumping#comments Environment Finance Health & Welfare Waste Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:14:00 +0000 68571 at http://americancityandcounty.com Seattle's famous Gum Wall gets wiped clean http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/seattles-famous-gum-wall-gets-wiped-clean <div class="node-body blog-body">Seattle's Gum Wall came to be in 1991 when Market Theater customers began sticking gum on the wall while waiting in line. The tourist attraction will be cleaned of approximately 1 million pieces of gum this week.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/seattles-famous-gum-wall-gets-wiped-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/seattles-famous-gum-wall-gets-wiped-clean#comments Environment Bonus Content Governments&#039; Lighter Side Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:26:00 +0000 68201 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><sub>Image via Wikipedia.</sub></p> Reflecting forward in New Orleans with resiliency thinking http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reflecting-forward-new-orleans-resiliency-thinking <div class="node-body blog-body">Janice Barnes, principal and global discipline leader for Planning and Strategies, reflects on the impact of Hurricane Katrina and how the New Orleans' recovery efforts led to a global movement of resiliency.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reflecting-forward-new-orleans-resiliency-thinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reflecting-forward-new-orleans-resiliency-thinking#comments Economic Development Facilities Environment Health & Welfare Sustainable Communities Viewpoints Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:02:00 +0000 68151 at http://americancityandcounty.com 50 most Instagrammed locations by state, Part 1 http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/50-most-instagrammed-locations-state-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">State parks, historic sites and other public places top the list of Instagram users' most frequently posted locations. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/50-most-instagrammed-locations-state-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/50-most-instagrammed-locations-state-part-1#comments Environment Parks & Recreation Mobile Bonus Content Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:51:00 +0000 68061 at http://americancityandcounty.com Smart solutions http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/smart-solutions <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="field-deck"> Better processes and technology for managing snow and ice removal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Better processes and technology for managing snow and ice removal</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/smart-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/smart-solutions#comments Smart Cities Council Environment Finance Health & Welfare GIS & GPS Roadways Records Management Smart Cities Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:47:00 +0000 67901 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A snow plow controls and offers computer readouts from inside the truck in West Des Moines.</p>