Green Communities

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

George Washington University
THIS WEEK: Our rapidly increasing consumption of water is creating concerns about what the world would be like without any! One team, however, created an innovative solution to the planet's quickly disappearing water. Check it out in this week's... Read More
Tornadoes and hurricanes are dangerous, but they also inspire new innovations in the renewable energy field. New turbines mimic those storms’ spiral rotations, hoping to generate energy cleanly and inexpensively!
by Maggie Comstock, Associate, Policy, U.S. Green Building Council On Oct. 26, USGBC participated in a salon on green jobs and economic growth, sponsored by Planet Forward. The high-level discussion included U.S. government representatives from... Read More
National Science Foundation
Counter to conventional wisdom, rural communities demonstrate that self-regulated, community-based resource management systems are effective. Successful resource management on a small scale provides a model for policymakers to apply to resource... Read More
The George Washington University
Team First Light from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand travelled thousands of miles to present their solar house, based on a traditional Kiwi holiday home. Bede Robertson and Nick Officer, two of the 26 students involved in the... Read More
Check out some ideas by Rachel Gutter and Richard Fedrizzi of the U.S. Green Building Council.  These two have big plans for making schools green and creating an emerging generation of more informed, concerned citizens.  Gutter says that by teaching... Read More
George Washington University
We profile three schools that are working toward more sustainable college campuses. WATCH
Elon University
The unforgettable Sustainable Spencer highlights the innovative sustainable technologies that make Elon university this year's Greens Campus.
Pretty simple idea and not a new one, but imagine hopping on a train at a train station located at the intersection of two interstates or a small city, and relaxing as the train takes you to your destination. That destination could be across the... Read More
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Environmental Prototype Homes Of Tommorrow (EPHOT Inc)a 501c non-profit will buy, rehab, retrofit with co-generating solar systems, on-demand hot water and radiant barrier insulation Foreclosed and Bank owned Properties; then will either hold and... Read More

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