Green Communities

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

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Single-use plastics litter our environment, but there’s something we can all do to help: reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Eckerd College took a stand — and so can you.

Mt. Rainier looms behind the Seattle Seahawks stadium — a constant reminder of the natural world all around us. (J.C. Winkler/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Since 2011 professional teams and venues have come together as the Green Sports Alliance, aiming to reduce sports' environmental impact.
Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
While visitors from around the world explore the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteer Julia Selker can be found canvassing for climate action.

The roof-top gardens at Drake Memorial Library at SUNY Brockport. (Jess Buttery/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Campus sustainability is becoming more of a necessity for colleges and universities to not only answer a student call to action, but for the planet.
SUNY College at Brockport
With the clock ticking on preserving the planet, leaders at the local level are taking the threat seriously and tackling energy issues to create a positive change that will benefit future generations. 
Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike.

Melissa Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike. (Anne Orca/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida, joined the global call for climate action on Sept. 20. Eckerd College student Melissa Pielet has some thoughts on the practicality of implementing the change we so urgently need.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
With recent changes in U.S. public lands policy, how can individuals work to ensure land is conserved for public benefit and to protect habitat that helps combat the effects of climate change? The answer may lie in a conservation easement.

With its proximity to Arizona’s natural wonders and historical sites, Flagstaff is a primary destination for tourists coming to Arizona. (Conrad Romero/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Tourism continues to expand in Arizona, a boon for jobs and tax revenue, but the growth presents challenges to preserving the natural beauty drawing visitors to the state. Tim Royan reports.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Nairobi is growing exponentially. Can urban farming help a city on track to reach 8.5 million people achieve a more food secure future?

Detroit-based Firefly Drone Shows is putting on CIVANA’s Fourth of July drone show in Carefree. (Photo courtesy of Firefly Drone Shows)

Arizona State University
For some metro Phoenix residents, the steady drumbeat of Fourth of July fireworks were replaced with the high-pitched whine of electric motors as hundreds of drones took to the sky. Reported by Dylan Simard.

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