Green Communities

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

The George Washington University
Urban heat islands are a dangerous effect of global warming, and some cities are taking action to combat it.
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Find out what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is and why this new farming model is the answer to growing better food, reducing waste, creating connection and overall building a foundation for a more sustainable future.
George Washington University
Researchers at UDC are implementing "urban food hubs" in food deserts in DC to teach people how to grow their own food.
George Washington University
The next best thing to using no plastic is making plastic useful.
Eco-Business
Singapore's 21st century "school of life" aims to ground urbanites, forge deep connections to nature, and educate for a sustainable future.
Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School
The George Washington University
We look to Snøhetta, a Norwegian architecture firm, to explore how we can build for the future by shaping society through culturally and environmentally responsive, and sustainable design.
Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau landmark, is both a major tourist attraction and a reminder of rapid regional climate change. (Megan Behnke/Florida State University)

Florida State University
My dad hates making phone calls, but that has not stopped him from calling for 80% renewable energy for Alaska's Capital City.
Farmers market donation jar

A donation jar placed on a book table at the weekly Oxford Community Farmers Market.

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | University of Oklahoma
One farmers market in Oxford, Mississippi, has re-established themselves as a community center in an effort to battle food insecurity. 
Earth Action Initiative

Graphics and photos courtesy of Brandon Wood.

UC Berkeley
Berkeley grad students are creating and implementing consolidated guidelines for environmental groups based on successful action strategies.
Energy awareness: A pocket sized solution
Energy awareness: A pocket sized solution
SUNY Plattsburgh
With Utility Smart, you can track how you throw out trash and recycling, or how high you set your thermostat during the winter. It compiles the data and helps you learn about how your choices impact the environment.

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