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Smart Environment

Local Food Community of Nyíregyháza

The Local Food Community of Nyíregyháza is a non-governmental initiative working to strengthen and even revitalize the local economy. They welcome real local produce producers as well as customers who are looking to consume with sustainability in mind. They believe that increasing the consumption of local products contributes to strengthen  the local economy and the creation of real jobs. Every remaining penny sooner or later returns, and the local economy is enriched by the community.

The Climate Equity Toolkit

The Climate Equity Toolkit is a top-down overview of the effects of climate change in Colorado at the county level. Each topic covered is analyzed with overlaying data on climate exposure, sensitivity to change and adaptive capacity, as it relates to sectors such as agriculture, water, food, national security, transportation, outdoor recreation and more. This educational data visualization tool includes place-based knowledge focused on how climate change affects the most vulnerable communities across Colorado.

Nagypáli, the eco-conscious village

Nagypáli's solar energy park was established in May 2014, thanks to the cooperation of the Intelligent Energy Community Nonprofit Ltd.  and the municipality of the village.
The Community Purpose Solar Park is located on an undeveloped inner-city site provided by the municipality. It aims to partially meet the electricity needs of local governments, businesses, and civil and private individuals, contributing to their energy independence plans. In addition to the Solar Park, the municipality also implemented LED technology lighting and bought a biogas-powered bus.

Climate+ program

Studies indicate that approximately half of Americans believe that climate change will not affect them personally, or perceive it as a distant problem. Acting on climate change and creating policies and programs to counteract it becomes difficulty if it is not perceived as a current problem. Climate+ is a program designed to shift the perception on climate change. The program prioritizes what matters the most in people’s lives. Climate+ addresses topics ranging from health, water, transportation, food, national security, housing and more. 

eGo CarShare

eGo CarShare’s mission is to empower our community to live a car-free lifestyle and have a positive impact on our health, wealth, and shared environment. They aim to make Colorado a “Cooler”, healthier and more socially equitable place to live. eGo CarShare exist to provide carsharing as a service, not a business. The company  keep their's margins as low as possible. 

Denver Urban Gardens

Denver Urban Gardens knows that in order to make lasting change, community needs to drive it. That’s why every one of our urban gardens and farms have been started and led by local residents. They currently have over 180 gardens in six counties in the Metro Denver Area. DUG gardeners grow food, but more than that, they grow community. They put down deep roots, providing resources, training, and support needed to establish enduring gardens and farms that become valuable assets to neighborhoods.

Denver Office of Sustainability

The 2020 goal was set in 2013 by the Denver Office of Sustainability. City officials have been working on sustainability goals for many years now, including reducing emissions by 80 percent by 2050, fuel switching, 2020 sustainability goals, innovative public-private partnerships, benchmarking and increased transparency between the city and the public. Though the city must take decisive action and show leadership in these topics, the public needs to know how they can help on an individual level. Goals were set by separating government and community goals into efficiency.

Cleveland Climate Resilience & Urban Opportunity Plan

The Cleveland Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Plan includes a detailed assessment of the current and anticipated effects of climate change in the Midwest, along with mapping and analysis of Cleveland’s vulnerabilities, characterized by six social factors. The vulnerability mapping helps identify the parts of the city most likely to be at risk in the event of heat waves, heavy precipitation, or other extreme weather and will enable the city to target resources and programs to reduce risk.

Mayflower Autonomous Ship

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will begin its journey on 6 September 2020 and cross the Atlantic Ocean, from Plymouth to Plymouth. Like its namesake in 1620, MAS will rely to some extent on favourable weather to complete its crossing as it will be powered by state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion system, utilizing wind, solar, state-of-the-art batteries, and a diesel generator.