Green Communities

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

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
Australia is heavily dependent on coal-fired power – “It’s cheap and easy, and to get change is very hard,” Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore told the C40 News Team during a gathering of world mayors in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With many government leaders... Read More
Climate change is more than a local problem. Cities worldwide are grappling with the consequences. In hope of discovering answers, C40 Cities has partnered with the Clinton Climate Initiative to enhance debate on environmental policy. Watch More C40... Read More
R. J. Kopchak was formerly the part owner of a fisherman’s co-op in Cordova, Alaska, which was experiencing great success in the late 1980s. Then, on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground, and "the world changed."
Planet Forward
It’s 5:00 am and I wake up to the sounds of rural Vietnam – the neighborhood roosters are having a crow-off, dogs and birds in the area are eagerly trying to participate, and my roommate the gecko calls out letting me know he was successful in... Read More
“San Francisco prides itself on being one of the most sustainable cities in the U.S.,” the city’s director of the Department of Environment, Melanie Nutter, told the C40 News Team in this interview. The city brought its experience with innovative... Read More
In this interview from the C40 Cities Mayor’s Summit, Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams talks about the importance of cities sharing best practices for developing sustainable communities and mitigating the impacts of climate change. He calls the... Read More
Now that President Obama has just approved offshore drilling in Alaska, how will that affect the native population? Here are some reactions from the native population and their concerns for the future.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership group recently held its global Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event hosts mayors, city representatives and climate and sustainability experts from around the world and encourages the sharing of best-... Read More

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