Posts Tagged ‘sustainable practices’

Transatlantic Sister Cities Dialogue

December 12, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

During the course of the conference on Local Initiatives in Climate Protection and Renewable Energies in Germany and the US,  four German cities and their American Sister Cities gathered in Chattanooga Tennessee to discuss policies and projects in municipalities that will reduce the impact on climate change.  Representatives from each of the eight cities shared information on programs initiated by government programs and also grass-roots initiatives that are making a difference on the lifestyle and energy consumption of their cities.  This is the final segment bringing excerpts from the dialogues. Hilmar von Lojewski works with the Senate Department for Urban Development Berlin, Ministerial Affairs for Buildings and shares some of the points discussed in an international conference on cities, Metropolis.

The Transatlantic Sister City and Media Dialogue was sponsored by the Germany Embassy and facilitated by Ecologic Institute.  The cities involved in this dialogue include Los Angeles, California, and Berlin; Chicago,Illinois, and Hamburg; Columbus, Ohio, and Dresden; and Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Hamm.

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Local Initiatives in Climate Protection and Renewable Energies in Germany and US

December 2, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

Chattanooga is the host city for a transatlantic dialog on Climate Protection and Renewable Energies. The conference is sponsored by the Germany Embassy and facilitated by the Eco Logic Institute, a think-tank for applied environmental research and policy analysis. Representatives from four German cities and their US sister cities have come together to share information on policies and programs that have made a difference in their respective communities in the areas of renewable energy, carbon footprint reduction and sustainable practices. This is the first in a series of stories featuring the conversations at the conference on Local Initiatives in Climate Protection and Renewable Energies in Germany and the US.

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