Author: Jennie Moore

Work is underway to shape the program for the upcoming Ecocity World Summit to be held in Vancouver, Canada from October 7 to 11, 2019. The overarching conference theme is “socially just and ecologically sustainable cities” with three sub-themes addressing: climate action circular economy informal solutions...

A sustainability gap is the difference between the resources a person or population consumes and the resources available to support them. If demand exceeds supply, the sustainability gap measures by how much. If supply exceeds demand then no gap exists. The concept can be applied to...

The international Ecocity Standards call for “Healthy Biodiversity” (www.ecocitystandards.org). This means that the range of plants and animals living in local, bioregional and global ecosystems is sustained, and that natural habitat is restored. Conservation of habitat has been an important strategy to ensure nature’s long-term...

The Bio-Geophysical Conditions for Ecocity Standards (www.ecocitystandards.org) include "Responsible Resources/Materials." This includes careful stewardship of scarce resources whether they be renewable or non-renewable. It may seem counter-intuitive to put sand in this category. Sand, one of the world's ubiquitous materials, is actually becoming a scarce...