What are some Green Industries?

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    I have a project in my Environmental Science class. My group has to create a city (we get a map and we have to place residential,industrial areas etc.) The goal is to be build the most environmentally friendly city. My job in the group is the economics/industry section. I just don't know what industries are green or environmentally friendly. It seems like everything produces pollution or harms the environment. All I can think of is clothing industry, but I'm not even sure about that. Banking maybe.? As you can see I am very lost. Any good suggestions on clean industries or businesses that make profit and keep the environment clean? And I don't mean energy sources such as solar power, wind turbines, etc
     
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    Grass, ride the back roads of New Jersey for fields of green. Seriously, Washington State has some interesting stuff going on.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/energy/56561-plowing-not-drilling.html

    Washington's Environmental Priorities — Environmental Priorities Coalition

    Landau Associates | Washington Environmental Services, Oregon Environmental Services

    Edit. I think making what we do now greener is a better idea.

    http://www.investopedia.com/articles/stocks/07/green-industries.asp
     
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    There are many newer or not new really because these building techniques have been around for a long time that are less wasteful and produce more efficient and safer structures than conventional building practices.

    Rammed earth homes

    Structural insulated panels

    Then there are heating and cooling options.

    Passive solar and cooling designs

    Ground source heat pumps
     
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    Remember to design your city with the climate in mind.
    South-southeast facing structures.
    Landscaping that shields from winter winds and summer sun.
    Rain-collection systems.
    Roof-top gardens or greenery.
    Etc.

    Good luck.
     
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    I'm a green industry

    i'll show you ways to make your electrical experience really green

    hire me, and i'll even paint myself green, and wear a propeller beanie to your job

    ~S~
     
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    Welcome to USMB, Needyou527. No city filled with people is environmentally friendly. Just sayin'. :eusa_whistle:

    But you are hearing some pretty good suggestions above. :)
     

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