Sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Plastic bag, container bans sweep New England cities http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/plastic-bag-container-bans-sweep-new-england-cities <div class="node-body article-body">Several New England cities have either passed bans on plastic retail bags and containers or had such regulations instated this month.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/plastic-bag-container-bans-sweep-new-england-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/plastic-bag-container-bans-sweep-new-england-cities#comments Sustainable Communities Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:21:00 +0000 80391 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Retailers in these cities won&#39;t be able to carry single-use plastic bags. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caja_autoservicio_en_un_supermercado_Simply_de_Madrid.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Former Tallahassee employee sues city over favoritism in hurricane restoration http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration <div class="node-body article-body">A former Tallahassee, Fla., employee has filed a lawsuit that accuses the city of playing favorites when restoring power after Hurricane Hermine struck the city in September 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration#comments Energy Efficiency Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:59:00 +0000 80271 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Hurricane Hermine-damaged church in Tallahassee, Fla. in 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Herminetallychurch.png">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Smarter streetlights http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Cook </div> <div class="field-deck"> Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights#comments Energy Efficiency Roadways Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000 80031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>LED post top lights with motion sensors and smart controllers at U.C. Davis, California.&nbsp;</p> Fighting Zika by trapping and killing mosquitos http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos <div class="node-body article-body">DynaTrap has helped Miami reduce its mosquito population in the wake of the Zika virus's spread.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos#comments Products at Work Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Public Safety Public Works Public Safety Public Works Sustainability Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:22:00 +0000 79541 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>DynaTrap&#39;s John Rocha with Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon and Florida House Representative Roy Hardemon demonstrating DynaTrap.</p> Propane mowers enable Florida county to cut more with less http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less <div class="node-body article-body">The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is maintaining more of its green space with less fuel and maintenance since switching from gasoline to propane mowers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less#comments Products at Work Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Technology Public Works Sustainability Technology Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:32:00 +0000 79061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The photo show grounds maintenance crews operating the Miami-Dade County propane mower fleet.</p> Water management system provides real-time data for Illinois water utility http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility <div class="node-body article-body">Badger Meter’s BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics system provides near real-time water usage information to the EJ Water Cooperative and its customers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility#comments Products at Work Green Public Works Technology Sustainability Technology Water Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:27:00 +0000 78981 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Bill Teichmiller, CEO of EJ Water Cooperative, views water usage data on the BEACON AMA system from Badger Meter.</p> South Carolina community gets city-wide infrastructure upgrades http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/south-carolina-community-gets-city-wide-infrastructure-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body">Beaufort, S.C., is partnering with Johnson Controls to complete a citywide performance infrastructure and conservation project that’s expected to generate $5.4 million in savings over 15 years.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/south-carolina-community-gets-city-wide-infrastructure-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/south-carolina-community-gets-city-wide-infrastructure-upgrades#comments Products at Work Green Public Works Technology Public Works Sustainability Technology Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:32:00 +0000 78651 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: an aerial view of Beaufort, S.C.</p> Interactive map: The 100 greenest American cities http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/interactive-map-100-greenest-american-cities <div class="node-body article-body">This interactive map charts the 100 greenest U.S. cities, per rankings by personal finance site Wallethub that are based on 20 indicators. Is your city on the list?</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/interactive-map-100-greenest-american-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/interactive-map-100-greenest-american-cities#comments Sustainable Communities Bonus Content Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:34:00 +0000 78511 at http://americancityandcounty.com Incentivizing sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability <div class="field-deck"> Cities are financially enticing citizens to take more environmentally friendly actions — and they're seeing results </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cities are enticing citizens to take more environmentally friendly actions — and they're seeing results.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability#comments Energy Efficiency Recycling Sustainable Communities Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:14:00 +0000 78461 at http://americancityandcounty.com U.S. Conference of Mayors elects new leadership, adopts city-geared resolutions at annual meeting http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/us-conference-mayors-elects-new-leadership-adopts-city-geared-resolutions-annual-meet <div class="node-body article-body">At its 85th annual meeting, held in Miami Beach, Fla., the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) chose its new president, while adopting resolutions across multiple categories that promote bipartisan actions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/us-conference-mayors-elects-new-leadership-adopts-city-geared-resolutions-annual-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/us-conference-mayors-elects-new-leadership-adopts-city-geared-resolutions-annual-meet#comments Sustainable Communities Administration Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:10:00 +0000 78351 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>New Orleans Mayor and new U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mitch_Landrieu_state_of_city_2010.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>