Adaptation

The planet is changing. The cockroaches will be fine, but what about us? See what these PF Members are doing to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Planet Forward
A key issue for scaling up solar is where to put it: on every home or in huge arrays on the desert?
There are 130 million homes in the U.S. and they are responsible for 25% of the nation's green house gas emissions. See how this homeowner is getting to zero...and beyond! Watch
Green Treks
Better communication is helping communities become more resilient to disasters. The Susquehanna River Basin provides water to 700,000 people, including Philadelphians. See how their government is keeping watch. Watch
Planet Forward
More people live in cities now than in any other time in human history--nearly half the world’s population. They are the economic engines of our society, but they are also the source of 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
The George Washington University
Efficiency starts with being informed about your energy use. These developers created smart meters, a device that allows consumers to know exactly how much energy they are using and where this energy is being used.
Planet Forward
What will it take to get more electric vehicles on the road? Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and James Wisemen of Toyota got a head start at that question at yesterday’s Policy Summit at the Washington DC Auto Show. It was the day after the President... Read More
Capturing sunlight to power our homes at night has been one of the key problems businesses and scientists have been trying to solve. Growing Energy Labs, Inc, a participant in the Clean Tech Open, is sharing an idea that could revolutionize the way... Read More
Arcimoto
Motorcycles are lightweight and efficient but can't carry groceries. Cars are more flexible but not always fuel-efficient. Arcimoto, a personal electric vehicle, intends to meet the two in the middle by offering a fuel-efficient vehicle suited for... Read More
Clarkson University
According to these students at Clarkson University in New York state, unless you are located on the coast of California, it is nearly impossible to grow food year-round. They say they’ve created a unique greenhouse system that allows for year-round... Read More
Educating the public about environmental issues is absolutely essential. Nobody at the grocery store understands why I do not want a plastic bag, even when I claim that plastic is environmentally unfriendly. I think that getting environmental... Read More

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