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"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 [1]

Henderson Waves, Singapore

The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

Cheser Zoo, England

Jane Goodall Institute: Saving Trees and Chimpanzees While Improving Health, 1/11/12 [3] topic

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Rio 2012 - Zero draft of the outcome document published, January 2012 [4]

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World cities say: 'Hear us!', New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg champions a major role for cities at Rio+20, Jan. 03 [5]
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References

  1. stakeholderforum.org, p.6, January 2012
  2. singaporesojourn.blogspot.com, 14 January 2012
  3. janegoodall.org, 1/11/12
  4. uncsd2012.org, January 2012
  5. charlotteobserver.com, Jan. 03, 2012



Market Street cyclist getting the squeeze
Bay Area Air Quality Management District to a first of its kind regional pilot bike-sharing program. The project will deploy approximately 1,000 bicycles at up to 100 kiosk stations along the Peninsula transportation corridor in locations of up to five cities including San Francisco, Redwood City, Mountain View, Palo Alto and San Jose. October 28 [2] place, topic
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Long Island-NYC Offshore Wind Project Advances With Approval For Federal Lease Application, June 30 [4] "To achieve our PlaNYC goals of improving air quality, increasing the reliability of our energy network, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by the year 2030, we must develop renewable sources of electricity," Michael Bloomberg, mayor, City of New York.
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President Obama Challenges Americans to Take Action to Improve the Environment in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 13 [5]


  • Biking directions added to Google Maps for the US, 3/10/2010 [7] topic


  • Seattle City website declares – 2010 The Year of Urban Agriculture, February 2 [9] topic
  • US Department of Labor announces $150 million in ‘Pathways Out of Poverty’ training grants for green jobs, 01/13/2010 [10]


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References

  1. nytimes.com, November 25, 2010
  2. baaqmd.gov, October 28, 2010
  3. San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, October 27th, 2010
  4. New York Power Authority, June 30, 2010
  5. The White House, April 13, 2010
  6. City Farmer News, Mar 16, 2010
  7. Official Google Blog, 3/10/2010
  8. The Nation, Johann Hari, 04 March 2010
  9. City Farmer News, February 2, 2010
  10. U.S. Department of Labor, 01/13/2010
  11. nytimes.com, January 23, 2010

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