Green Communities

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

University of Mississippi
Oxford, Miss., paves the way for Bike Friendly Communities to enhance cycling as a mode of transportation.
UNL School of Natural Resources
The small town of Petersburg, Nebraska is being revitalized by new investments in wind energy in the area. New jobs are attracting young people back to the community and garnering the support of local naysayers.
Ole Miss
Rebel Pedals is a bicycle sharing program that promotes a clean and green campus at The University of Mississippi. Rebel Pedals is a wonderful aspect of the Ole Miss campus. We feel that other colleges could learn from our campus and hopefully join... Read More
University of Mississippi
Ole Miss dining has started a green meal plan to make students more aware. They have also began a "Meatless Monday" to encourage vegetarianism.
EarthCo Building Systems
The EarthCo Megablock is a building material that comes directly from the earth! This company transforms abundant, earthy material into giant blocks that can take the place of more common building products often shipped over long distances. The... Read More
University of Mississippi
A renewable energy grant will allow the Center for Manufacturing Excellence to feature 414 photovoltaic solar panels, making it the largest roof-mounted, solar power complex in Mississippi.
University of Mississippi
In Oxford, Miss., architect Brent Swain is using passive solar techniques to build green homes. With his ideas, one home in the city has added 1,000 square feet of space but utility costs have decreased.
University of Mississippi
Another certification system is Green Globes. This system is less expensive, and instead of using certifications such as gold and silver, it gives a percentage as to how "green" the building is.
Bicyclists need own separate elevated highways of their own crisscrossing towns and cities as well as out in the open linking to other metropolitan centers. If there is a mountain range ahead, bore a level tunnel right through it, which is not so... Read More
University of Mississippi
More recycling bins in the Grove - there is actually a major demand for recycling in the Grove. Director of Sustainability Jim Morrison reported that 350 tons of trash were produced during the 2010 Ole Miss Football Season, that means 60 tons of... Read More

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