Green Communities

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

Dan Yates, CEO, discusses what makes Opower special, why Opower is an innovator, why the US is a good place to start a business, and how Opower contributes to improving the state of the world.
In April 2009, The Cen-Tex Sustainability Communities Partnership was created when Fort Hood signed a memorandum of understanding with the surrounding cities of Killeen, Copperas Cove, Gatesville, and Harker Heights to plan and implement goals that... Read More
Video created for the GE Ecomagination Challenge, a $200 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students share their best ideas on how to build the next-generation power grid.
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Due to a bill passed in the fall of 2009 by the Oregon State Legislature, field burning in 2010 has been outlawed. This primarily applies to the burning of grass seed and cereal grain crop residues in the Willamette Valley. With what was previously... Read More
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Follow a DC cab driver after he's made the switch from a carbon combustion vehicle to a hybrid. Imagine the impact if cities across the country implemented a hybrid or electric taxi policy...
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The office is not one of the first places we turn when looking to reduce our carbon footprint, but that may be changing. A number of tactics, from using recycled paper to making delivery and travel routes more efficient, can be used to "green" your... Read More
Recent changes in one of Oxford’s public transportation systems could help keep it running for years to come.
In an effort to reduce the harmful emissions and wasted fuel from idling trucks and buses, Clean Air Council has developed an innovative new tool – IdleFreePhilly - that allows Philadelphians to report when and where they witness illegal idling. By... Read More
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How Ben's Chili Bowl, the famous Washington, DC Restaurant, switched to Wind Energy, and why every other business should follow their lead.