One town in Florida aims to become America’s first sustainable city. Here’s how they’re doing it.
While some countries have made great strides in committing to sustainability and renewable energy, the U.S. has lagged behind. Until lately.
Adoption of solar power for home energy needs has increased over 60% just in the past 2 years, and more eco-friendly vehicles are becoming available. Now, one of our first cities powered solely by renewable energy is in the planning stages in southwest Florida.
The town of Babcock Ranch is expected to be habitable in 2017, and will feature 45,000 energy-efficient homes, a downtown center, and more, on 17,000 acres. All of the town’s electricity needs will be met by a nearby solar power plant, now under development.
The developers’ goal is for Babcock Ranch to become “America’s first sustainable city,” but hopefully we will see more of these types of sustainable developments soon.
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