Green Communities

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

When designing a house, most people consider how many bedrooms to build or how big the kitchen should be. In this house in Mississippi, designers created a sunspace, a room designed specifically to reduce energy use and costs! Check it out!
Minnesota 2020
Eolos is the Ancient Greek god of wind and the namesake for a new wind power research station at the University of Minnesota's UMore Park in Rosemount. Launched in 2010 with grants from the Recovery Act and the US Department of Energy, the station... Read More
In Huntsville, Alabama, solar power plays a huge role in making the city more sustainable. Among many projects, officials are proposing installing solar panels in parking lots. This would not only provide shade for cars, but serve as charging... Read More
Planet Forward
This is a full panel recording from the GW Moving the Planet Forward Conference. See highlights from this panel here. Moderator: Doug Guthrie, Dean, GW School of Business Guests:Deborah Wince Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness Debra Rowe,... Read More
Planet Forward
Full panel recording from the GW Moving the Planet Forward Conference. See highlights from this panel here. As international treaties and federal policy-making stall, cities are taking the initiative, fostering innovation and fueling competition,... Read More
Joy McKee talks about Operation Green Team, a city-funded organization in Huntsville Alabama governed by a volunteer board of directors. Operation Green Team endeavors to make Huntsville a role model for the state, region and Nation in terms of... Read More
Mike Smalley of Carina explains their WISE technology, which helps manage electric hot water heaters more efficiently. It uses demand response to shift energy use to off-peak times to reduce the water heater's energy load, while maintaining a supply... Read More
Planet Forward
At last week’s Innovation Summit, DC Mayor Vincent Gray said that he would make the city  “fossil-free” by 2030. Yesterday, he released his vision for a “Sustainable DC,” and how we would get there. Although he didn’t reiterate the goal of becoming... Read More
Center for Green Schools
Last week, I was able to visit one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to make an exciting announcement, recognizing the Green School in Bali as the Center for Green School’s “2012 Greenest School on Earth.”
Center for Green Schools
By Kristin Simmons Ferguson Higher Ed Associate, Center for Green Schools