Water

The human body is 70% water. The surface of the earth is 70% water. It is THE most important substance for making life possible. Learn about insightful ideas for using water, keeping it clean and getting it where people need it.

Haywood Community College has demonstrated green building techniques to their local community, is building a LEED Platinum building, and bought EVs for their security fleet.
Illinois' students approved a student green fee, which enabled them to achieve $12 million in energy savings, decrease energy usage by 19%, and water usage by 16% since 2008.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College's SEE Your World initiative focuses on social, environmental, and economic issues and promotes their commitment to global learning.
Planet Forward
Replace your water filter...with oysters? See how some communities are letting nature do their dirty work.
Minnesota 2020
In Saint Paul, Minnesota, there's a team hard at work retrofitting homes with the latest in energy efficient solutions. Where's your water faucet aerator? Watch
This is the simplest solar still design for distilling water using a parabolic dish, a vacuum tube, and a glass.
There are 130 million homes in the U.S. and they are responsible for 25% of the nation's green house gas emissions. See how this homeowner is getting to zero...and beyond! Watch
Green Treks
Better communication is helping communities become more resilient to disasters. The Susquehanna River Basin provides water to 700,000 people, including Philadelphians. See how their government is keeping watch. Watch
Planet Forward
More people live in cities now than in any other time in human history--nearly half the world’s population. They are the economic engines of our society, but they are also the source of 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
City trees can reduce hourly ozone by up to 15 percent, sulfur dioxide by 14 percent, and particulate matter by 13 percent--and they're pretty as well! Watch

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