Green Communities

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

Increase Community Involvement in Innovative Ways. By Alex Hurrell, Richard Grant, and Luis Sanchez
Our video summarizes the innovative steps that Key West, FL and Portland, ME - 2 coastal cities - are employing in order to address the inevitability of sea level rise.
PlaNYC aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York City by 30 percent over a 25-year span.
Description of storm water management around the United States.
The increase in grocery Cooperatives is drawing customers away from large grocery chains. But why are they becoming so popular? See how cooperatives are supporting local organic products, bringing communities together and spreading environmental... Read More
The George Washington University
This is a video about how to address "food deserts" in Washington, DC. Film produced by Max Chen, Mayra Cruz, and Zohra Roy.
Green infrastructure is defined as “the interconnected network of open spaces and natural areas, such as greenways, wetlands, parks, forest preserves and native plant vegetation, that naturally manages stormwater, reduces flooding risk and improves... Read More
The International Panel on Climate Change stated that, "Average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the global average rate in the past 100 years."
Cities use parks to provide better air quality and life quality to make sustainable communities.
As a part of our research in our Urban Sustainability class, we created a video on how Cleveland, OH, Baltimore, MD, Pittsburg, PA, and El Paso, TX are enacting initiatives to support weatherizing low-income housing residents in order to reach out... Read More

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