Green Communities

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

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!
The George Washington University
Did you know beer could be green? Neither did we. At first when my partner and I set out to do this project, we thought our innovation was the fact that a local brewery, DC Brau, reused their waste by paying farmers to take it to their farms and... Read More
Former Admiral and current president of the American Council on Renewable Energy Dennis McGinn discusses the power of choice in overcoming oil dependency.
Planet Forward
THIS WEEK: Holy cow! This week Planet Forward got up close and personal with some Virginia livestock. DC Brau, the first local brewery in D.C. feeds their organic waste to livestock in the Virginia area. Take a look!
Once known for having one of the most polluted lakes in the U.S., Syracuse New York is trying to right a wrong and make their waterways clean enough for swimming and fishing. They were one of the first communities to adopt clean water laws and have... Read More
George Washington University
THIS WEEK: This week Planet Forward is taking a look at the work PISA, a GW-based group, is doing in Nam Dinh, Vietnam. The women in Nam Dinh are adapting to a changing planet and they say they learned their tricks from none other than their... Read More
Take a green tour of 5 sustainable communities around the world. From South Africa to Japan, local communities are going green. Has your community made any steps towards a cleaner future? Let us know, here!
National Science Foundation
Because cities have so many dark surfaces that absorb heat, they can become extremely hot and congested during the summer. A new study suggests that by painting roofs white, city temperatures could decrease nearly two degrees during the summer... Read More

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