Green Communities

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

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast University has a 2MW 15-acre solar photovoltaic array, geothermal energy to heat and cool their pools, and a student-run permaculture food forest.
Glendale Community College has been invested in sustainability since 2004, and now features over 30 on-campus "Green Efforts" initiatives.
Spelman College's vision is to build a college that will thrive for the next 100 years, and the way to do that is through sustainability.
Minnesota 2020
Streetlights cost millions of dollars every year in energy bills and equipment upkeep. A new neighborhood initiative in the Minnehaha-Hiawatha community of Minneapolis is testing a lighting system using LED and induction technology to improve energy... Read More
Planet Forward
Replace your water filter...with oysters? See how some communities are letting nature do their dirty work.
Chateau Homes is a factory builder of wood frame single and multi-family homes. We are in the process of developing a smart and efficient house suitable for the majority of small urban lots that will be affordable, safe, and efficient in both its... Read More
Minnesota 2020
In Saint Paul, Minnesota, there's a team hard at work retrofitting homes with the latest in energy efficient solutions. Where's your water faucet aerator? Watch
Tis' the Season for Planting! This week's newsletter focuses on promoting the innovation of produce.  With the recent spikes in temperatures across the globe, it seems as though spring is right around the corner, which means planting season is not... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Saint Paul RiverCentre's parking ramp was outfitted with almost 350 photovoltaic solar panels, funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Minnesota Department of Commerce. Tim Bode, of the contracting company, Hunt... Read More
Although you can fish for salmon in the Great Lakes, us Midwesterners consider them a delicacy. Restaurants fly them in daily from the Eastern Seaboard and Norway. Rarely ever do we eat a Lake Michigan salmon—especially at a fair price. I grew up... Read More

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