Green Communities

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

Featured Contributor
This winter or spring break -- instead of going on school vacation -- consider how you can turn your time off into a time on for learning and serving the earth.

Do you really need that decoration in your drink? Or the straw, for that matter? It's OK to pass on these extras. (Alpha du centaure/Creative Commons)

GWU
I've found not many college students know the basics of living more sustainably and cheaply. Here are a few ideas students can use to change up their daily routine to be more gentle to our earth. 
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

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