Green Communities

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

American University, Spring 2016 Video Intern
If cars only account for roughly a third of our carbon, what is the real culprit? Buildings.
Greening The Music Industry
The George Washington University School of Business
While waiting in line outside your favorite venue, you may not be thinking about what it’s taken to make that show happen. If you look at the top 100 tours of 2015, fans traveled about 240 million miles, emitting 58,000 metric tons of CO2.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
"Smart cities" are a hot topic in both sustainability and urban planning circles alike these days, but what about a "smart nation"?
Go Green or Go Home
Go Green or Go Home
University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism
My sorority uses styrofoam almost everyday! Learn about the dangers of styrofoam, and how to reduce use.
The Medaka is a eco-solar ferry meaning that it not only uses solar power as a source of renewable energy, but it will also incorporate a range of other features so that it is far more environmentally friendly than existing traditional ferry designs... Read More
Minnesota 2020
The City of Minneapolis is embarking on a once-in-a-generation plan to cut carbon emissions and propel the city as the most energy efficient in the nation. Initiatives include single-sort recycling, boosting city renewable energy, expanding bicycle... Read More
Minnesota 2020
With less than 1,300 people, Royalton, MN, has only one traffic light in town, and the police station, library, and government office occupy one modest building. As small as it is, the local government has established a progressive vision to the... Read More
Minnesota 2020
It's time we start giving our young people credit. Those in their late teens and early 20s are coming of age in a divided time, especially when it comes to environmental issues. In this installment of Activated Voices, we spoke with Rick Beckel, a... Read More
An illustrated exploration of Iceland's energy consumption, and the underlying reasons for the country's high level of energy use. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
Buffalo grass has been around a long time. I first learned of it years ago in the Missouri Conservation Magazine. But it deserves considerable attention. Growing only 6 inches in height it requires mowing maybe three times a year - or none in areas... Read More

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