Green Communities

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

Austin Jones and Randall Haley interview Anne McCauley, Assistant Director of Campus Sustainability at Ole Miss, on their new Smart Grid Technology.
Soulshine is a local restaurant in Oxford Mississippi that has found an innovative way to conserve water.
Deutsche Welle
Old tires, glass bottles and plastics might be considered useless in some parts of the world, but in others, they're valuable building materials. An NGO in Guatemala inspires volunteers to build sustainable, green homes, and even pay for them! The... Read More
The George Washington University
Cities aren't seen as breadbaskets, and GW students aren't often pegged for farmers, but GW student Jesse Schaffer and the Food Justice Alliance buck the trends.
The Ravine is a restaurant that supports the community by only using products made locally. Owner Joel Miller offers some insight into his vision behind his restaurant. "Eat Your Locals," is Ravine's theme, encouraging local commerce, fresher... Read More
A revolutionary technology we call Optimized Refrigferant Supply (ORS - US patent pending). ORS uses two temperature sensors rather than the usual single room sensor to calculate an exact balance between required comfort levels and energy... Read More
In the outskirts of western Berlin, a princess is in trouble. Prinzessinnengarten, which translates to Princess Garden in English, is an urban garden located in the Moritzplatz Kreuzberg area, a withdrawn section of what used to be West Berlin. It... Read More
The George Washington University
People move around for lots of reasons, and sustainable living is becoming one of the big ones. Is DC's recent population explosion due to the increasingly sustainable nature of the city?
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have created a prototype for a solar-powered sanitation system that can be used in remote parts of the planet that are not currently served by municipal sewage systems. Caltech's prototype,... Read More

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