It takes a village. Or a city. Some PF Member ideas for turning whole communities green.
The Smoky Hills Wind Farm as seen from Interstate 70 in Lincoln, Kansas. (Drenaline/Creative Commons)
State University College at Buffalo
Cities across the United States are beginning the switch to 100% renewable energy, but just four towns have reached the goal so far.
What are the financial and cultural challenges Kalu Yala is facing in recruiting Panamanian residents as interns and staff?
Cultural differences underlie much of the relationship between Kalu Yala and its neighbors as people get to know each other and learn from the contrasts.
Young people are exploring food systems through farming. We compared the group we met while in Panama with an urban farm on the South Side of Chicago.
Many people don’t consider the impact of their vacation on the environment, but a budding new industry is trying to change that with eco-adventures into the wild.
A group of design thinking interns at the Kalu Yala Institute are imagining and implementing a new vision for communal living. But not everything is going quite as planned.
Real estate scion Jimmy Stice is looking to help the planet and mitigate climate change – through a startup. At his "eco-city" Kalu Yala, situated in Panama's Tres Brazos Valley, he's encouraging interns to learn to do the same.
One sustainable jungle town in Panama hopes to repopulate iguanas in their natural habitat and begin using them as an alternative meat source to cows in the tropics.
George Washington University
Urban trees need our help. One organization working in that area is Casey Trees, based in Washington, D.C.
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.