It takes a village. Or a city. Some PF Member ideas for turning whole communities green.
In early August of the summer of 2011, scorching heat continues to smash records in many parts of the country. In Austin, Texas, triple-digit temperatures are causing unprecedented demands on power grids. Oklahoma City is on track to eclipse the... Read More
Retrofit roofs with reflective "cool roof" coatings to keep buildings/cities cool, reduce energy use for a/c, and mitigate global warming.
Here is a new way to deliver energy to those who need it. The women in one small community in Guatemala have wind, they just need a way to harness it. Enter enthusiastic students from the University of Michigan College of Engineering. WATCH
Oxford, Mississippi has unaffordable housing. A solution to unaffordable housing is living in a cohousing community. The residents share facilities and utilities. It is often affordable and provides social and economic benefits.
National Science Foundation
George Mason University researchers are investigating the resilience of Arctic peoples to changes in their local environments due to global climate change. In particular, they want to see what information the Viliui Sakha—native people in... Read More
University of Mississippi
Ole Miss, using SmartSynch technology, can monitor energy use by building and work towards a goal of 20% energy reduction in four years. SmartSynch, a technology company based out of Jackson, MS, has developed readers that can tell exactly how much... Read More