Green Communities

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

The George Washington University
When researching urban sustainability, I came across Vauban, a neighborhood in the city of Freiburg, Germany, that's inhabitants have mutually decided to go as car-free as possible. Seventy percent of households don't have a car and many of the... Read More
The George Washington University
Educating disadvantaged areas of DC in safe and healthy food production, and donating fresh foods to hungry families. 
The George Washington University
This infographic shows how growing urban environments such as Washington, DC are using green roofs to help create jobs, save the water systems and rivers, reduce energy use and educate younger generations.
The George Washington University
My graphic focuses on the work of NOLA Green Roots, an organization dedicated to sustainable urban agriculture in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. The organization relies on the participation of its community members to take care of ... Read More
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
My idea focuses on the company Compost Cab, which provides residents  of the D.C. area with materials to put their food waste in bins, which Compost Cab picks up every week and takes the waste to a compost pile that is then turned into fertile soil.
The George Washington University
Washington D.C. used to have a well covered tree canopy. However, due to urbanization, tree coverage has decreased over the years from 50% to 35%. Casey Trees, a nonprofit in Washington D.C, has mobilized volunteers in order to attain a goal of 40%... Read More
The George Washington University
I made an info graphic about D.C.'s new ban on foam food container products. It describes why the ban is important and how it will help the sustainability of urban areas.       
The George Washington University
Green roof-ing is actually what is up in urban sustainability!
GWU
Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Miami Beach are very different, but all face challenges due to stormwater. They have various valuable approaches.
The University of Mississippi
I thought the trash cans at Ole Miss looked so dark and boring. So, I redesigned them to be more interesting to people so they would notice them, thus, reducing the trash on the road.

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