5 Ways That Cities Are Going Green

As countries around the world wake up to the threat of global warming, many are looking for ways of curtailing emissions. Below are five of the ways that major metropolitan cities can contribute to emission reductions in their countries.

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Setting Clear Goals

Setting clear objectives will help anyone to achieve their goals. It doesn’t matter if you are a student completing coursework or a city planning official setting themselves repent targets. Setting clear targets and objectives will make it easier for anyone to achieve their goals.

Setting realistic and specific goals will give cities something to aim for in reducing their emissions and adopting greener policies for their management. 

Using Renewable Sources For Electricity Generation

One of the most important factors in determining our future greenhouse emissions will be how we generate electricity. Cities require power to run, the way that they produce that power will have a significant impact on their environmental footprint. As a result, many cities are beginning to transition to renewable energy sources.

Renewable energy clearly has a significant role to play in the future of environmentalism. However, not every city is in a position to embrace renewable energy sources immediately.

Green Building Codes

The regulations that cities set for new buildings have a big effect on their overall emissions. Cities that adopt specific regulations for ensuring that new builds are environmentally-conscious will have a much easier time minimising their environmental footprint.

Some cities have adopted green policies to ensure that they continue to grow and expand sustainably. The cities that have committed to a greener future through specific greener building codes can reduce their emissions at a much faster rate than the cities that haven’t put such measures into place.

Infrared Asphalt Repair Work

In any city, the roads are likely to be used regularly. This use inevitably leads to unavoidable wear and tear. Repairing roads and other city infrastructure is an essential function of City governments. However, it is also a significant source of pollution within cities.

Infrared asphalt repair is not only much more efficient and effective, but it is also much more environmentally friendly. As a result, infrared asphalt repair has become a popular choice for government entities who are looking to minimise their carbon footprint.

Investment In Public Transport

Robust public transport infrastructure is another one of the most powerful tools that cities have at their disposal for or improving their green credentials. Better public transport infrastructure means that residents are able to travel freely without necessarily needing to contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

The better the public transport infrastructure is, the fewer journeys people will make by car. With the population growth across the globe, public transport is becoming more critical just about everywhere. More people means more cars on the road. More vehicles on the road means more congestion and ultimately more pollution.

Green technologies are advancing all the time. The five technologies that we have outlined above are just some of those that we expect to make the most significant difference to cities looking to reduce their emissions and improve their green credentials. 

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.