Green Communities

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

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!
Colonial Beach High School
Oyster mushrooms have a high rate of reproduction. If the substrate is ground up finely and ideal conditions are provided the mushroom will be able to eat the substrate in just a few hours. The oyster mushroom can be eaten by humans and farm animals... Read More
The George Washington University
On June 2, 2011 Earth Force hosted an event at the Jack Morton Auditorium at The School of Media and Public Affairs on GWU's campus. 6th graders from across the District presented their creative ideas on how to restore the Anacostia River to a... Read More
This week, Planet Forward host Frank Sesno sits down with Martin Chavez, Executive Director of ICLEI. The focus? Smart cities! Learn what your city can do to grow and adapt to a changing planet. More>>
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We need to plant trees to replace the landscape decimated by urban and city sprawl. Planting green trees and plants would help so much. It would stop erosion, floods, pollution. We have decimated our landscape replacing important ecosystems in plant... Read More
Planet Forward
Who knew lessons from preschool could apply to smart communities and our energy solution?! Check out this new initiative in Washington DC that takes the concept of sharing to a whole new level. Would you ditch your ride for one of these shared EVs...
Mag-Lev/Regenydyne Corporation
If Magneto and Storm from X-Men had a love child, what energy innovation would their offspring create? Regenydyne broaches one possibility.
Planet Forward
Can your community turn tragedy into opportunity? Bill Worthen, American Institute of Architects' National Director and Resource Architect for Sustainability, sits down with us to talk about LEED certification and how disaster can provide... Read More
Planet Forward
Social networks have the power to link cultures across continents. See how energy demand response companies, such as Enernoc, wired their networks to fend off this summer's heat waves, which scorched communities from New York to Texas.WATCH!

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