Green Communities

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

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
Planet Forward
Lean green design teams from around the world produced some winning ideas at this year's Solar Decathlon. Maryland won DOE's top prize, but we staged our own vote. From Vermont, Middlebury College got the nod. Watch
Elon University
I still have a lot of footage to look through from my trip to the Finca. I was a part of their volunteer program for three weeks, and there wasn't a meal that was not absolutely delicious. More Finca to come!
Planet Forward
What is your campus doing to be sustainable? What should colleges be doing to promote sustainability? In partnership with Second Nature, we're hosting a very special edition of Ask an Expert for Campus Sustainability Day. Talk to Meghan!

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