local government

Warren Wilson College
As the impetus for energy and environmental initiatives increasingly falls upon local municipalities, North Carolina's Orange County pledges to become powered solely by renewable sources by the year 2050, though plans to reach that goal remain vague...
Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau landmark, is both a major tourist attraction and a reminder of rapid regional climate change. (Megan Behnke/Florida State University)

Florida State University
My dad hates making phone calls, but that has not stopped him from calling for 80% renewable energy for Alaska's Capital City.
Paris Climate Protesters

"Locally and globally, only the action of the people saves the climate," the sign says. Demonstrators at the Paris Climate Accord urge people to ignore political standstill and take action, which is exactly what U.S. corporations have been doing in the wake of Trump's withdrawal from the agreement. (Flickr)

State University College at Buffalo
In the wake of Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, states and local governments are pulling together to combat climate change.
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
Representatives who attended the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris gathered in D.C. to debrief on the significance of the event.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
To debrief on COP21, public and private sector leaders, students and academics came together to discuss the agreement and what it means.
Most large cities have water mains that have high volumns of 60 PSI or better water flowing most of the time, if the cities installed turbines for generating electricity in these mains, each could generate millions of megawatts of power to use, sell... Read More
The FiveCities group from The George Washington University's Urban Sustainability class  found that American cities are implementing sustainable practices in a variety of ways...here are just a few.
The City of Oxford is working to provide more options of transportation to encourage residents to not drive their cars as much. Innovations include bike pathways that have helped make the community a "bike friendly community". The next step is for a... Read More
In this video, Oxford Pathways Commission Secretary Kate Kellum discusses turning derelict railways into state-of-the-art cycling paths for the residents around the University of Mississippi. The paths are expected to reduce automobile traffic by... Read More
Experts speaking on Capitol Hill about the value of energy efficient housing, and how federal policy can promote more efficient buildings -- and therefore reduce fossil fuel emissions and make housing more affordable for families across America. How... Read More