Urban Sustainability

Cities are the sustainable hub of the future, where over 80 percent of our population will eventually live. If we can't make cities sustainable, we can't make the world sustainable.

Female Black Soldier Fly deposits her eggs in cardboard. Photo by Gee W., 2013.
Sewanee: The University of the South
Undergraduate student Chris Hornsby ('19) studies black soldier fly larvae as a possible means of closed-loop waste processing and livestock feeding at Sewanee's University Farm.
SUNY ESF
This is the story of Al-amin Muhammad, founder of We Rise Above the Streets, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting food injustice and poverty.
Pocket parks
Pocket parks
Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
Washington, D.C., does an impressive job at maintaining ecosystem corridors throughout the city through the use of pocket parks and green spaces.
George Washington University
"The 92 Percent" aims to raise awareness about the consequences of climate change on children's health, highlight the important work pediatricians and parents are doing in this space, and inspire action to create a healthier world for future... Read More
Aerial image of the wetlands. Photo by B. Moore, 2017.
Sewanee: The University of the South
Researchers from Sewanee and the University of Georgia test wetlands as a means to treat wastewater in the face of a water-scarce future.
Monarch butterfly
Florida International University
Following your dreams is a luxury that most people never get to experience. But Susette Onate, one young girl with a dream of protecting her local butterflies, not only lived her dreams, she saw them exceed her wildest imagination.
Loyola University of Chicago
A short documentary style film exploring the different sustainable compost actions on Loyola's campus.
George Washington University
There are lessons to be learned from history about making our cities more sustainable.
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.

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