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.

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I spoke to one of Love and Carrots' gardeners, Leigh Prezkop, and asked her both about what Love and Carrots does and how they plan on impacting urban sustainability.
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This details the work of DC UrbanGreens and how its greenhouse farm aims to grow food to support the local community.      
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Compost Cab offers an urban option for people who want to be a part of earth's life cycle.
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When researching urban sustainability, I came across Vauban, a neighborhood in the city of Freiburg, Germany, that's inhabitants have mutually decided to go as car-free as possible. Seventy percent of households don't have a car and many of the... Read More
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Educating disadvantaged areas of DC in safe and healthy food production, and donating fresh foods to hungry families. 
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This infographic shows how growing urban environments such as Washington, DC are using green roofs to help create jobs, save the water systems and rivers, reduce energy use and educate younger generations.
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My graphic focuses on the work of NOLA Green Roots, an organization dedicated to sustainable urban agriculture in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. The organization relies on the participation of its community members to take care of ... Read More
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My idea focuses on the company Compost Cab, which provides residents  of the D.C. area with materials to put their food waste in bins, which Compost Cab picks up every week and takes the waste to a compost pile that is then turned into fertile soil.
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Washington D.C. used to have a well covered tree canopy. However, due to urbanization, tree coverage has decreased over the years from 50% to 35%. Casey Trees, a nonprofit in Washington D.C, has mobilized volunteers in order to attain a goal of 40%... Read More
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I made an info graphic about D.C.'s new ban on foam food container products. It describes why the ban is important and how it will help the sustainability of urban areas.       

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