Green Communities

It takes a village. Or a city. Some PF Member ideas for turning whole communities green.

This brunch is grown in the restaurant's basement.
This brunch is grown in the restaurant's basement.
The George Washington University
The creation of this urban microgreen farm and its dedicated partner, a sustainability-mindful pub/restaurant, took takes passion, dedication, innovation — and a good helping of risk. 
Middlebury College
Building the sustainable home through the reconstructing the nature of being.
Pedestrian streets: The scalability of Strøget
Pedestrian streets: The scalability of Strøget
Middlebury College
In central Copenhagen, a major thoroughfare named Strøget (pronounced ‘Stroll’) was converted to a pedestrian plaza in 1962, creating one of the world’s longest solely pedestrian shopping streets.
The importance of stream restoration
The importance of stream restoration
SUNY ESF
My story aims to spread this idea of stream restoration using a specific design, and to teach why stream restoration is important to our environment, and how different measures can be taken to restore a stream.
Sustainability in Costa Rica
Sustainability in Costa Rica
I have covered the ways Costa Rica is pioneering nationwide sustainability with a small profile on a company.
Pittsburgh Aquaponics
Pittsburgh Aquaponics
The George Washington University
Pittsburgh Aquaponics is a University of Pittsburgh-based project that aims to showcase the power of aquaponics in downtown Pittsburgh.
Society has perceptions of scientists; white lab coats, sitting in their labs, conducting research separate from the public realm. Yet, there is a human dimension to science.
Using the simple power of walking to give a city light
Using the simple power of walking to give a city light
George Washington University
Walking has never been a better option. Cities around the world have started to harness the power of pedestrian footsteps to light city sidewalks.

Signs on sorting waste, found outside a cafe in Hawi, North Kohala District, Island of Hawaii. (Riddhi Sarkar/American University)

American University
Businesses, individuals, and the government are currently working together towards a clean energy economy as the Hawaii State Energy Office has set a target for the state to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2045.
Umpqua Community College
Oregon’s Port Orford Sustainable Seafood and the Garibaldi fishery are pioneering a new fishing model to revolutionize the way consumers think about the ethical and environmental impacts of the seafood they eat.

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