Green Living

A lot of simple, seemingly insignificant things can add up to a positive and meaningful global change. PF Members have solutions to living a more sustainable day to day life.

Cliff Davidson, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, talks about his work on a textbook to teach sustainability in engineering, the first textbook of its kind.
Planet Forward
Planet Forward host Frank Sesno talks with the producer/director of PBS's Earth Days (premiering on April 19, 2010) about the history of day and what really has changed in the last 40 years since the very first Earth Day.  Watch Part 1 of our... Read More
Planet Forward
Planet Forward host, Frank Sesno, poses questions to Robert Stone, the director of the American Experience film "Earth Days." Find out what surprising scientific evidence was announced on the very first earth day. "Earth Days" premieres on Facebook... Read More
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Answer: It passed a complete streets policy. Two small cities, Hernando and Tupelo, in Mississippi have just passed complete streets policies to improve streets for cyclists, pedestrians and public transit users. They join a growing list of 124... Read More
This past Saturday, March 27, 2010 marked the third global Earth Hour and the second on GW's campus. Many say the lights out message is synonymous with our progression toward a greener global environment. But do all individuals who turn off their... Read More
The D.C. Bag Tax went into effect on January 1, 2010 with a portion of all revenues going to the Anacostia River Clean-Up Fund. Our piece looks at the efforts of one community to address a problem in their own backyard, and as a result, change the... Read More
In the coming days in Washington D.C. researchers are likely to discuss the prospects of funding over half-a-billion three-dollar stoves, across the globe. The plan entails installation of clean stoves, which will help reduce the harmful carbon... Read More
I’m often asked – why prefab? Answered simply – its not only a very flexible and economical way to build a house, but also intrinsically environmentally friendly. Before additional items are integrated into the construction, there are so many “green... Read More
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Planet Forward host Frank Sesno introduces a video about one college professor's commitment to reducing his carbon footprint...even in the dead of a New England winter.
In an effort to reduce the harmful emissions and wasted fuel from idling trucks and buses, Clean Air Council has developed an innovative new tool – IdleFreePhilly - that allows Philadelphians to report when and where they witness illegal idling. By... Read More