Green Communities

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

National Science Foundation
New measurements of the NSF-funded Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz., show that sky brightness has remained remarkably constant over the past 20 years, despite the area's rapid population growth. The study demonstrates that with a... Read More
The George Washington University
Efficiency starts with being informed about your energy use. These developers created smart meters, a device that allows consumers to know exactly how much energy they are using and where this energy is being used.
By Miranda C. Spencer, The Daily Climate Cross-posted from Climate Central.
Ashley Katz Media Manager U.S. Green Building Council
Capturing sunlight to power our homes at night has been one of the key problems businesses and scientists have been trying to solve. Growing Energy Labs, Inc, a participant in the Clean Tech Open, is sharing an idea that could revolutionize the way... Read More
Clarkson University
According to these students at Clarkson University in New York state, unless you are located on the coast of California, it is nearly impossible to grow food year-round. They say they’ve created a unique greenhouse system that allows for year-round... Read More
After a disaster, how do you protect your water supply from contamination? Osorb would absorb the toxic chemicals in the water and keep oil, pesticides, gases, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals out of the groundwater.
Planet Forward
Recently, a Planet Forward member emailed me to ask how her church should become more energy efficient, especially considering their tight budget. I'm opening up the question to you, our community of experts. Weigh In
Many people give up on growing their own vegetables at home because pests ruin their crops. People would rather buy vegetables from the store than deal with pests eating their plants or use harsh chemicals to get rid of them. We searched for an... Read More
National Science Foundation
In an NSF-sponsored project, computer scientists at the University of Utah have developed techniques to reduce the energy consumption of computers associated with large, temporary storage areas, called caches. The innovation could significantly... Read More

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