Green Communities

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

Driverless Cars are the Future of Sustainable Commuting
Driverless Cars are the Future of Sustainable Commuting
Planet Forward
What do the experts think about the cities of the future — and how will we manage to grow these urban centers sustainably?  We tracked them down at the 2016 Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities and asked them for you.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said, "The challenges today are not a question of if we have the the opportunity to make progress on these issues but how do we act when we can’t see the problems?” (Photo: GWU)

Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Effective storytelling rests at the nexus of innovations seeking to address the urgent social and environmental sustainability challenges facing cities across the globe. This was the overarching theme of the 2016 Planet Forward Summit.
Planet Forward
From mayors to farmers to scientists to policymakers. Here are a few of our favorite snapshots from the 2016 Planet Forward Summit!
Planet Forward
The 2016 Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities was held April 21-22, at The George Washington University. The focus of this year's Summit was how we might manage urban growth sustainably. The event brought together a diverse group of... Read More
Rooftop Roots
Rooftop Roots
Planet Forward
On Monday, April 4, dozens of thought leaders in the urban agriculture space came together to discuss the unique challenges that come with growing food for large cities.
The George Washington University
To tell my story, I decided to write several Cinquain formatted poems and string them together. The finished poem tells the story of a hurting world in which the solution is around every corner, but no one seems to realize it.
The George Washington University
I spoke to one of Love and Carrots' gardeners, Leigh Prezkop, and asked her both about what Love and Carrots does and how they plan on impacting urban sustainability.
The George Washington University
This details the work of DC UrbanGreens and how its greenhouse farm aims to grow food to support the local community.      
The George Washington University
Compost Cab offers an urban option for people who want to be a part of earth's life cycle.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
"Smart cities" are a hot topic in both sustainability and urban planning circles alike these days, but what about a "smart nation"?

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