Green Communities

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

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
Ole Miss
SmartSynch SmartMeters wireless monitor energy usage data, allowing Ole Miss to track its energy usage in real-time and form strategies to reduce consumption. ###
White Caps, Green Collars LLC
It’s simple: our urban landscapes abound with flat, black roofs that absorb heat all summer long, driving up energy use, and contributing to the urban heat island effect as well as global warming. Yet flat roofs are largely out of sight, out of... Read More
Belkin International, Inc.
Your mobile phone bill lists every call you made, to whom, at what time, for how long, and the cost. Your electricity bill presents how many kWh used and how much you owe. It’s 2011. I’m getting the same type of bill that I did 10 years ago and... Read More
Pushing Green Inc
Pushing Green is an online community and marketplace connecting homeowners with local information about green products, contractors, rebates and other ways of lowering energy costs. Through an interactive map and rating system, Pushing Green creates... Read More
KQED/Quest
Scientists say it's no secret San Francisco Bay is rising, along with all of the earth’s oceans. This rise in sea level will affect everyone who lives, works, or plays near the bay. QUEST asks how high will the Bay rise and when? And what steps can... Read More

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