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.

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.
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.
Farmers market donation jar

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

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Mississippi
One farmers market in Oxford, Mississippi, has re-established themselves as a community center in an effort to battle food insecurity. 
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.
New York City (Katherine Baker)

The New York City skyline. (Katherine Baker/Columbia University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Columbia University
After the Paris Agreement withdrawal announcement, many cities and states vowed to commit to sustainability efforts despite the federal decision. New York City was among the cities to commit, but how is the Big Apple doing in terms of going green?

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