Green Communities

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

Saint Louis Community College at Florissant Valley has established an eco-garden on our campus to promote sustainability efforts and increase sustainability education on campus.
Chatham University
Today, decision-makers too often look to the market or specific technologies for where to begin adopting a more sustainable approach to today's changing world. However, institutions and communities that begin their transformation by first setting in... Read More
Oberlin's commitment to sustainability isn't secluded to a single office or project, but something that's integrated throughout campus from engaging prospective students to the Office of the President. Advancing our sustainability goals has led to... Read More
Elon University
"Finding Balance @FincaBellavista" is an enlightening documentary about the "rebirth" of a young environmentalist in search of balance within nature and himself. This story takes place in a remote tree house community in the Costa Rican rainforest... Read More
The Dragon is an electric vehicle to serve as a personal tractor for farm workers doing hand work in the field. It provides a low seating position on a special seat to enable comfortable access to low growing crops. It is narrow such that it fits in... Read More
Piezoelectric energy is created by the process of vibrations, friction, or static between solid materials. This can be obtained through a variety of methods, such as the friction of tires on the road, or the movement of shoes across a surface that... Read More
Planet Forward
Via International Institute for Environment and Development: Stone lines or ("bunds") slow down runoff, incerease water infiltration and for the basis for improved production in semi-arid areas. At the same time, sediment is captured behind these... Read More
If you want to create more jobs, build a new city. Not just any city. Start building the city of the future that is the most efficient city possible. No cars allowed in the city. All mass transportation. All supplies arrive at stores via rail... Read More
In this wintertime video my custom electric bike operates on just 3 volts or sub-15 watts of Solar Power, the lightweight hand made solar panel is rated for approximately 24 watts in optimal conditions. Monocrystalline silicon solar cells are used... Read More
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, presents his Twelve Grand Challenges for Sustainable Development at GW's Elliott School of International Affairs.

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