Green Communities

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

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
The George Washington University
GWU's solar thermal system heats up the water for three on-campus dorms. How much did the sixth largest installation cost the university? Zero. Watch
Two things are clear in the wake of the COP17 international climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa. First, time is not on our side in the fight against climate change. And second, the world needs to look beyond national governments for... Read More
Elon University
Last summer, I lived in a sustainable treehouse community in Finca, Costa Rica and filmed the experience. As it turns out, I ended up filming a celebrity bulldog named Kimbo Slice. Check out Kimbo's quest! More videos coming soon!

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