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Cities going green: Tokyo's example

 

posted by Focused on October 27, 2010 @ 8:06 am in ENVIRONMENT

One of the effects that urbanization has had on the environment is the destruction of the Earth’s ecosystem. Many cities have grown in population size resulting in an increased population density. As more buildings were built, more natural habitats were destroyed. Today, humanity faces the reality of a seriously threatened ecosystem. To those of you who have been listening to the concerns of environmentalists over the years, this is no newsflash.

 

Fortunately, Some major cities across the world have decided to ‘go green’ (I believe that more time is needed to assess their level of commitment to the cause). Joining the list is Tokyo. The Japanese metropolis has a population of 13 million inhabitants (36 million if one includes daily commuters). Add a multitude of skyscrapers to the mix and one can clearly imagine that the local ecosystem was affected by the urban development. Yet there is light and the end of the tunnel.

 

Refreshing and inspiring news comes in the fact that the Tokyo authorities are mandating that all new buildings reserve areas for natural habitat. Please watch the video below for a closer look at Tokyo’s green developments.

 

When looking at the issue of the preservation of the Earth’s ecosystem, one can be shocked and pessimistic. Examples like the one provided by the city of Tokyo can help remind people that preserving the environment is not a lost cause, it is a must.

 

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