Green Communities

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

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
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

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