There are endless ways to reduce waste. One way to reduce waste is to reduce wasted land usage, and the EPA has launched a map of California to address exactly that.
The EPA’s online map, called Renewable Energy Siting Tool, highlights areas prime for large- and small-scale renewable energy projects on California land that is contaminated or degraded. There are about 11,000 venues screened on the map, including brownfields, old mines, and Superfund sites.
To see some different maps of California’s degraded land and locations ideal for solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower installations, take a look here.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.