They are laying down an international challenge for other cities to compete with them for the “greenest city” title.
The race to build a zero-carbon city is on…but what does that mean? The provocative and challenging question for any city taking on the challenge of carbon neutrality is: How do you define carbon neutral?
Seattle is grappling with this question and has enlisted the talents of the Stockholm Environment Institute to help them answer it by the end of this year. Back in 2008, Bloomberg Business Week explored several (more…)
Seattle is poised to lead the race to create a new urban way of life, but can it overcome the obstacles it will face along the way? Will a competitor city, like Portland, San Francisco, Austin, New York, or Vancouver get to the finish line first? And whichever city first claims the Carbon Neutral title, will it happen soon enough to make a difference?
Why create a carbon neutral city? The short story is that carbon emitted into the atmosphere by human activities is jeopardizing the ability for people and other living things to live and thrive on the planet. With over (more…)