Green Communities

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

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.
Offering financial incentives to students living in on-campus housing for reduction in overall utility use.
Everyone has heard the words global warming and their designation as the number one crisis facing humanity. Cities around the world have responded with a wide range of ideas targeting their own emissions. Everything from green roofs to alternative... Read More
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.

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