Green Communities

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

Female Black Soldier Fly deposits her eggs in cardboard. Photo by Gee W., 2013.
Sewanee: The University of the South
Undergraduate student Chris Hornsby ('19) studies black soldier fly larvae as a possible means of closed-loop waste processing and livestock feeding at Sewanee's University Farm.
Pocket parks
Pocket parks
Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
Washington, D.C., does an impressive job at maintaining ecosystem corridors throughout the city through the use of pocket parks and green spaces.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Merry-Go-Strong nonprofit and the Samburu Girls Foundation work together to empower women in Kenya through simple designs that can made a big impact.
SUNY ESF
Green burials take a different mentality than traditional burials embracing the ephemerality of human life, and working to conserve the planet.
SUNY ESF
The materials we use to construct our buildings is an important aspect of sustainability.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Find out what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is and why this new farming model is the answer to growing better food, reducing waste, creating connection and overall building a foundation for a more sustainable future.
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Find out what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is and why this new farming model is the answer to growing better food, reducing waste, creating connection and overall building a foundation for a more sustainable future.
Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
Researchers at UDC are implementing "urban food hubs" in food deserts in DC to teach people how to grow their own food.
Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School
The George Washington University
We look to Snøhetta, a Norwegian architecture firm, to explore how we can build for the future by shaping society through culturally and environmentally responsive, and sustainable design.
Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau landmark, is both a major tourist attraction and a reminder of rapid regional climate change. (Megan Behnke/Florida State University)

Florida State University
My dad hates making phone calls, but that has not stopped him from calling for 80% renewable energy for Alaska's Capital City.

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