Green Communities

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

Planet Forward
Pedestrians and cyclists can breathe easier on Washington, DC’s streets, according to Mayor Vincent Gray, because of what he describes as a plan to “cover the entire city” with traffic cameras. Cameras slow down traffic, and slower cars would make... Read More
Cisco DeVries, President of Renewable Funding, states that the company’s goal which is to help property owners, residential or commercial, figure out how to get energy savings from their buildings. Renewable Funding harbors the entrepreneurial... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Minneapolis-based Project for Pride in Living ppl-inc.org strives to transform economic value in discarded consumer materials (mainly plastic bags and mattresses) while investing in the economic potential of people have fallen through the cracks in... Read More
Back to the Roots is committed to transforming one of the largest waste streams in America – the tons of coffee ground waste generated daily- into a highly-demanded, nutritious, and valuable food product: gourmet mushrooms. The Grow-it-at-Home... Read More
YOU get a bike! EVERYBODY gets a bike! Being sustainable in a big, bustling city is no easy task, but creating a free bike-sharing program in New York is just one of the ways students at NYU are making the city more sustainable!
The University of California system has already earned 87 LEED certifications and is saving $32 million annually on its utility bills thanks to energy efficiency investments.
Students at the University of Central Missouri partnered with the school and local community to launch an initiative that will lower their energy expenses by 31% and free bike rentals.
Georgia Tech focuses on solving real-world sustainability problems for people around the world.
Dude, the school wants more like buildings on campus like the one we built. In Iowa, students at Luther College are not only working together, but living together in order to make their campus more sustainable. Students created a solar-powered... Read More

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