Green Communities

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

The George Washington University
Green roof-ing is actually what is up in urban sustainability!
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.
George Washington University
Students explore small-scale residential green infrastructure in Washington, DC; Burlington, VT; and Shoreline, WA. 
Sewanee: University of the South
What may be the cleanest and most effective way to heat cities is something you've probably never heard of: a process called district heating, or DH.
Sewanee: University of the South
The mass concentration of waste and pollution cities produce every day is alarming. But when designed holistically, cities also can provide great opportunities for progress and development, worldwide.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
The Hoover Dam, 80 years old this week, is both a hydroelectric plant and distributes water to the arid Southwest. What role is the drought playing in today's Hoover Dam and Lake Mead?
Planet Forward
Yosemite turns 125 today! It's one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country, and science shows us that being near its beauty is good for our mental health. So how can our cities adapt to be more like our public spaces?
Planet Forward, The George Washington University
Climate-KIC (Knowledge & Innovation Community), Europe’s main climate innovation initiative, recently hosted “hackathons” simultaneously in 16 cities around the world. D.C.'s event was at GW.
Bob Perciasepe: Advocating action on climate change
Bob Perciasepe: Advocating action on climate change
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
On June 10, 2015, senior administration officials joined Federal sustainability stakeholders to discuss the administration's executive order on climate change and the path forward at the 2015 GreenGov Symposium. Planet Forward's Devin Greene was... Read More