Green Communities

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

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
Magnetic bars across roadways and pick-up coils in bottoms of cars. Coils of wire cutting magnetic lines of force generates electricity to recharge battery packs. No need to stop at recharging stations. Charge while you drive. Magnets can be... Read More
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Imagine if every city, county, state, nation, stepped back and took another look at what was important. What if we focused on our kids, if we provided them a safe, clean, bright, healthy, low impact, sustainable place to learn and grow. If every... Read More
A sequestrated interface run in water at normal temperatures that evolves oxygen on one side and hydrogen on the other, which should be viably up and running in about 8 years. This should definitively defer use of coal, until it can be safely used... Read More
District Department of the Environment
Christophe Tulou caught up with Planet Forward at the Adaptation Salon to talk about what it means to create a Smart Community
Planet Forward
Learn from an innovator who put the NEW in New York's Empire State Building and about why argon gas is so special.

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