22 / April / 2014 :

Earth Day “Green Cities-Green Buildings”. Illa 3 Horts (Barcelona, Spain)

The 2014 Earth Day campaign is Green Cities. I organise some open doors activities preparatory  and related to the construction workshop of the straw bale pavilion for the next October:
Presentation of the straw bale pavilion.
– Small green roof test bed for the habituation of the plants using succulent plants from the Mediterranean region and some seed bombs from the Plau Lake region (Germany), a present received at the Wangelin Garden of the FAL e.V. , an association for the promotion of ecological lifestyle and economically appropriate.

– Earth Day 2014- 2015: Green Cities campaign

Earth Day Network launched the Green Cities campaign in the fall of 2013 to help cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Focused on three key elements – buildings, energy, and transportation – the campaign aims to help cities accelerate their transition to a cleaner, healthier, and more economically viable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology, and regulation reform.

– Key elements of the Green Cities campaign
· Energy
Most of the world currently relies on outdated electric generation structures that are extremely inefficient and dirty. To help cities become more sustainable, we need to redesign the current system, transition to renewable energy sources, and implement 21st century solutions.

· Green Buildings
Buildings account for nearly one third of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Through simple efficiency and design improvements to buildings we can reduce those emissions drastically. To realize that vision, cities need to update ordinances, switch to performance based building codes, and improve financing options.

· Transportation
Transportation is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, three quarters of which comes directly from road vehicles. To reduce these emissions and the resulting smog, we need to improve standards, increase public transportation options, invest in alternative transportation, and improve city walkability and bikeability.

– About the Earth Day
The first Earth Day happened in 1970 at the United States, after that was created the Environmental Protection Agency and some laws and regulations for the environmental protection.

16.00 – 20.00

Urban Garden Illa dels 3 Horts
Font de la Guatlla
Carrer Chopin / Carrer de la Guatlla
08004 Barcelona

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