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Climate Solutions

What are the most effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing, and eventually, reversing climate change? The stories below illustrate how people around the world are implementing climate change solutions aligned with Project Drawdown, a research organization that ranks current solutions to climate change by impact. This month we are highlighting innovations related to buildings. The structures that we create to live, work, and spend time in are meant to last for a long time, but they also emit a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. From burning fossil fuels when constructing the buildings to energy costs when operating them, this sector accounts for about 38 percent of the total global energy-related carbon emissions, according to a recent Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction report. However, people are coming up with innovative ways to reuse parts of older structures, build them out of more sustainable materials, and construct them to be more energy efficient. 

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    Costa Rica's answer to range anxiety

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    How Zurich Blazed a Trail for Recycled Concrete

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    Building a Just Energy Future in Michigan

    Building a Just Energy Future in Michigan
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    Fighting plastic waste: a double-edged sword

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    Temperature check: On the frontlines of the fight to save affordable housing from climate change

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    Cooler, Cleaner Megacities, One Rooftop Garden at a Time

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    A ski company built a power plant fueled by methane. It's a success, but can it be replicated?

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    The world's first 'infinite' plastic

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    How rechargeable tricycles are saving pregnant mothers and newborns in rural Zimbabwe

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    Housing nonprofit provides essential home repairs to Cuyahoga County residents

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    'We Need To Act Now': This Small Wisconsin City Is Boosting Its Use Of Renewable Energy To Fight Climate Change

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    Crypto power: Can solar boost cheap, green homes in S.Africa?

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    Can Ontario boost EV battery recycling before it's too late?

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