Green Communities

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

energyNOW
In this animated Energy 101 video, energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan looks at how one of New York City's most famous structures, the Empire State Building, is becoming one of its greenest.
Green Treks
The words "sustainable house" may conjure images of hippie throw backs living in grass shacks, geodesic domes, or some other dwelling that's wacky and weird. But the Rosses wanted to show that it's possible to live in a home that's "just like others... Read More
UCS
Trees and shrubs help combat global warming by storing carbon and reducing energy use. The Union of Concerned Scientists visits Eden Place Nature Center in Chicago to see these benefits in action in an urban neighborhood.
Serene. Soothing. Magnificent. These are all words appropriate to describe the Cascadia Marine Trail, a 150 mile entirely water-based recreation trail along the coast in the Pacific northwest. Beginning in Olympia, Washington and winding through the... Read More
The Centers for Disease Control says 93% of us have Bisphenol-A in our bodies. From the linings of food and soda cans to eyeglasses, water bottles and dental sealants, billions of pounds of this petroleum-based chemical are used to strengthen... Read More
Planet Forward
Planet Forward met up with Bill Nye at the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards last week. See the first item on his #EnergyToDo list. Tell us yours on twitter. (@Planet_Forward)
Planet Forward
Students from 16 universities across North America competed in the EcoCar challenge to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles by reducing fuel consumption and emissions while still maintaining performance. Students worked on this project for... Read More
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Watch an animation that explains how to transform transportation systems into multiuse infrastructure that serves everyone. Learn how communities can save money and improve the environment by redesigning their existing infrastructure.
National Science Foundation
In urban areas that receive a lot of rain, researchers from Drexel University have transformed small green spaces, such as medians and traffic circles, into "greenstreets" that can help manage a city's excess storm water. The areas also help... Read More
Planet Forward
When Greensburg, Kansas was devastated by a tornado in 2007 the residents took it as an opportunity to rebuild as an environmentally friendly town. Watch our latest piece from PBS' Nightly Business Report. WATCH!

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