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Three smart cities your mayor should keep an eye on!

Promoting the use of renewable energy, supporting greener lifestyles, endorsing green laws that protect the environment or using innovative strategies to accomplish greener goals are some of the examples that these three smart cities provide!

Who said that, fighting the battle against climate changing can’t be done by local authorities?

Three smart cities showing us how it is done.


Although one of the most populated cities in Norway, Oslo is becoming a more sustainable city and was even named the world’s second greenest city in 2007.

With one of the lowest greenhouse gas emission indices from metropolitan cities in Europe, most of Oslo’s students walk or ride their bikes to school. The energy efficiency on the new buildings developed is incentivized by the government and with an important number of the city buses running with biofuel, processed from collected food, the Norwegian capital aims to effectively phase out fossil fuel use by the year 2020.


Already Canada’s greenest city, Vancouver aims to be called the world’s greenest city by 2020!
With important clean-technology innovations, like the solar-powered garbage compactors, this smart city lowered the frequency of trash trucks and its emissions and increased generation of renewable resources.

San Francisco

As the first US key city banning the use of plastic bags, San Francisco puts into practice recycling and collection campaigns in order to keep discarded waste materials away from the landfills and achieve the zero-waste city category.

More than desiring to pack your bags and move to one of them, take these three examples as a push to start joining efforts with your community for an actual change in your town, and turn it into a smart city!


Source: Green Up Town

Start changing your city now!


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