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    Oxford has produced a compact guide and supporting website to promote sustainable living and help citizens reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Guide is available in hard copy or electronically from the partnership website: www.oxfordismyworld.org Reductions of 1200 tCO2 from the first 300 individuals pledging support to the campaign are expected – 4 tonnes per capita!

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    Freiburg’s energy efficient housing standard has lead to reductions of up to 80% in average household energy consumption. Moreover, the standard has influenced the development of two attractive districts - Vauban and Rieselfeld - that are setting new standards for energy-efficient housing in Europe. The standard had been improved in 2008 towards a general passiv-house-standard. Low energy housing in Vauban is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by 2100 tonnes per year in 270 residences. Furthermore energy aspects are considerated in each new development plan since 2005 in a consistent way.

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    Dongtan aims to be the world’s first purpose-built eco-city. The city is designed not only to be environmentally sustainable, but also socially, economically and culturally sustainable. Its goal is to be as close to carbon neutral as possible, with city vehicles that produce no carbon or particulate emissions and highly efficient water and energy systems. Dongtan will generate all of its energy needs from renewable sources including bio-fuels, wind farms and photovoltaic panels. A majority of Dongtan's waste will be reused as biofuel for additional energy production and organic waste will be composted. Even human sewage will be composted and processed for energy and composting, greatly reducing or entirely eliminating landfill waste sites.

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