Green Communities

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

The starting point of the hiking trip was at Kalu Yala - a sustainable community in the
Panamanian jungle. (Grace Wade/Medill)

Northwestern University
Fifty miles over four days. Seven hikers left Kalu Yala, a sustainable eco-town in the Panamanian jungle, to trek to the Caribbean Sea and quickly discovered an untested trail and faced other challenges head-on. Medill's Nadine Daher ​reports.
Zoe St. John farm tour

Zoe St. John gives Northwestern University students a farm tour. (Colin Boyle/Medill)

Northwestern University
Medill's Nadine Daher reports that residents and interns at Kalu Yala are working on adding hiking trails around the community to the AllTrails app, which allows you to use your phone as an offline GPS tracker. 
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.

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