Green Communities

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

Eckerd College
The Eckerd College Reduce Single-Use project has developed a guide for colleges and universities looking to break free from single-use plastic.
The George Washington University
The plastic industry boomed after World War II. But it didn’t take long for reality to sink in. Plastics were polluters. So now what?
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
These wanted posters will be used to target specific populations in the affected areas to encourage public participation in invasive species surveying & management.
Environmental Injustice:from local to international progress
Environmental Injustice:from local to international progress
University of Wisconsin-Madison
This story of environmental injustice in southern Wisconsin shows how we can make a difference on a local level to improve the lives of people all over the world.
George Washington University
This video explores the intersections of environmental justice and social justice by looking at how the increase of natural disasters and rising sea levels will affect the homeless population in America.
GWU Undergraduate Student
In a commitment to take at least 5 minutes to be outside, The Backyard Project is an idea to recreate our connection with the Earth.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
A solution to the negative environmental impacts of shipping food around the world, such as carbon emissions, is to eat food naturally grown in a closer proximity to where you live.
Planet Forward Correspondent | GW Law School
Despite the devastating impacts of colonization, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians have persevered in restoring their ecosystem and culture. Learn how the Kashia have lived in and managed the Sonoma County coastal environment for centuries.

From Andapa, the distant peaks of Marojejy National Park tower in the northeast, while a view to the southwest mounts Madagascar National Park’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Reserve on the horizon. Both parks are pockets of intact primary forest which house incredible biodiversity. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Surrounded by protected forest, residents of Ambodivohitra and land managers at the World Wildlife Foundation reveal how commodity crops and wood use affect on-the-ground conservation practices in the rainforests of northeast Madagascar.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
A community center in Madison, Wisc., provides important outdoor experiences for students who may not get them as often as they'd like.

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