Green Communities

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

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
Casey Trees is a non-profit committed to restoring the tree canopy in the District. They recently moved from the hustle and bustle of K Street to an extraordinary new headquarters in the residential Brookland neighborhood of North East Washington.... Read More
We follow our produce from the farm to the table. “Think of the pollution and the global warming caused by its transport. Think of the ascendancy of corporate agribusiness over family farms. Think of the loss of nutrients during a weeklong journey... Read More
New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation are on a mission to make the Big Apple the “greatest, greenest big city in the world” by ramping up bicycle infrastructure across the city, introducing bus rapid transit to the... Read More
In Istanbul, Turkey, getting from one place to another used to be a huge hassle. To solve this problem, the city created the only inter-continental bus rapid-system in the world, making the city more navigable! Check it out!
DATTCO Inc.
Live Chat TODAY at 12pm EST! We talk to organizers of Project Get Ready and examine - what will this idea cost? How many stations do we need? Weigh in during Planet Forward's live chat with Zachary Heir at 12 noon EST. Chat

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