The City that Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

Posted on August 27, 2016 by Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What would a world look like where our medium-sized cities ran 100% on renewable energy?

It seems like a far off idea, but there is at least one city that has made this a reality.

Image: Wind turbines on a hill covered with fall foliage
Source: RENEWABLE ENERGY VERMONT

Today on Saturdays around the World we take you right down the road from EWC’s headquarters to Burlington, Vermont.

Now, we might be a little biased, but we think Burlington’s commitment to renewable energy is pretty cool!

We ran a story on Burlington’s achievement a while ago, but we thought we would bring you an update on the project with the help of The Good Stuff, which also happens to be a favorite Youtube channel of ours. (It was pretty exciting to see a story about Vermont show up on their channel!)

Yes, Burlington is a relatively small city (its population is only around 42,000) but its accomplishment is a start!

Maybe we won’t see big cities go 100% renewable, but having more Burlington sized cities move to renewable energy isn’t just a reasonable goal, it’s proven to be achievable!

There is a bright future out there for budding entrepreneurs and inventors alike in the world of sustainability! And the more we encourage young minds to think of solutions for our sustainability problems, the more diverse the ideas that drive the future will be.

If you want to read another article about a place taking its future in its own hands, check our article about the island of Tetepare!

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-Liesl

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