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Highlight Community Success

Whether it's a community that's already made the transition to renewables, or an amazing local effort of another topic, let's share inspirational stories from communities around the globe.

In this mission, think about community-level efforts that have inspired change. Examples that aren’t energy-related are still useful - posting analogous efforts in the Research phase can help lead to creative applications in the Ideas phase. 
But let’s also learn from the ‘expert energy users’ out there and find out how and why some communities have made the transition to renewables. Perhaps you’ve lived in a different country and noticed a different attitude toward energy? Are you familiar with a home energy use scheme that works really well and could easily be replicated in homes everywhere? Maybe it’s a neighbour or friend or even a hotel or resort you’ve visited, that has an incredible energy system in place. An article you’ve read works too! Tell us what’s great about it and what good bits can inspire us for the upcoming Ideas phase. 

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The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) created the Urban Energy Access Program, which aims to integrate on-the-ground knowledge about developing countries into the design and implementation of energy access programs financed by the W

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) created the Urban Energy Access Program, which aims to integrate on-the-ground knowledge about developing countries into the design and implementation of energy access programs financed by the W

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A town  in Bavaria called Wildpoldsried (pop. 2,600) produces 500% more energy than it needs through renewable energy systems and sells the surplus power back to the grid. Wildpoldsried offers a preview of what’s in store for all of Germany over the

A town in Bavaria called Wildpoldsried (pop. 2,600) produces 500% more energy than it needs through renewable energy systems and sells the surplus power back to the grid. Wildpoldsried offers a preview of what’s in store for all of Germany over the

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Rather than repave with asphalt, Berkeley is piloting a permeable pavement project. The city is by no means the first to adopt green infrastructure for roads, but the projects signals another step forward in focusing on our planetary impact.

Rather than repave with asphalt, Berkeley is piloting a permeable pavement project. The city is by no means the first to adopt green infrastructure for roads, but the projects signals another step forward in focusing on our planetary impact.

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The Liter of Light or Isang Litrong Liwanag. It brings the eco-friendly bottle light to communities living without electricity.

The Liter of Light or Isang Litrong Liwanag. It brings the eco-friendly bottle light to communities living without electricity.

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Recently I have been researching ways that my city is adding to the renewable energy transition. One change that stood out to me was the new use of biodiesel fuel within diesel equipment. Diesel comes from the non-renewable fossil fuel petroleum, w

Recently I have been researching ways that my city is adding to the renewable energy transition. One change that stood out to me was the new use of biodiesel fuel within diesel equipment. Diesel comes from the non-renewable fossil fuel petroleum, w

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Poor air quality has been and continues to be a major issue in our community. Since 1996 our organization has worked with community members by providing education, creating awareness of environmental hazards/environmental justice issues, developing a

Poor air quality has been and continues to be a major issue in our community. Since 1996 our organization has worked with community members by providing education, creating awareness of environmental hazards/environmental justice issues, developing a

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While most communities are struggling with renewable energy, Nova Scotia (Canadian province) is on track to exceed its renewable energy goals. It is true that Nova Scotia may have a geographic advantage over other communities in harnessing wind and h

While most communities are struggling with renewable energy, Nova Scotia (Canadian province) is on track to exceed its renewable energy goals. It is true that Nova Scotia may have a geographic advantage over other communities in harnessing wind and h

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