Green Communities

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

Engineers Without Borders-GT
The Sustainable Solar Sanitation Project is a collaboration of the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Emory University Center for Global Safe Water, and Sumaj Huasi, a Bolivian non-profit organization. This team is working to address the issue of... Read More
Create a new car classification similar to current classifications for mopeds that are designed around limited engine size and for use only on surface streets (not allowed on interstates), and with fewer government regulations. This new car... Read More
The compressed air recovery energy (CARE) system will heat and air condition your home and business at a lower cost to our health, wealth and environment. The pressurized fluid based power system for devices such as vehicle drivetrains will power... Read More
Many business buildings leave the lights on all night ! With new automation systems the lights can be turned off automatically when no one is in the room, and also turned on automatically when someone walks in the room. They cost next to nothing to... Read More
WeatherizeDC
WeatherizeDC is a program of The DC Project, a recently launched nonprofit that connects and empowers communities to secure a sustainable future shared by all. The program works with community leaders from across the city to ensure that the clean... Read More
The bus system is making riding easier by installing solar powered GPS systems that inform riders of where their buses are at every moment.
Imagine for a moment that you live in an apartment building, rent commercial space in a shopping center, lease office space in a building, own a house in a densely wooded area, or manage a government agency in a building that does not receive much... Read More
Planet Forward
What if we could save more energy and lower the costs of home ownership, simply by constructing them in a smarter way? The Habitat for Humanity organization is doing just that when constructing their new projects.
In 2009, Arequipa, Peru closed its most important commercial corridor to car traffic. The pedestrianization project is part of the city’s larger vision to modernize transit services, develop a bus rapid transit corridor, and build additional... Read More

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