Photo taken by Patti Urbatis

  • Sonderborg

    • Aims to be carbon neutral
    • Has lots of renewable energy sources
    • Has an effective citizen engagement program
  • Æro, Denmark

    • Receives all of their energy from wind power/ district heating

  • NEST: New England Sustainability Consortium

    • A regional research group that focuses on providing information that could aid in economic and community development related to environmental protection

  • Corning, New York

    • Includes well-highlighted crosswalks, small local businesses, and a central park.

  • The Pinehills

  • Lenox, MA

    • Receiving a workshop from the EPA that will help their community develop in a way without limiting economic or racial diversity.
  • Central Falls R.I and Hartford, Conn.

    • Receiving EPA workshops that will help them develop strategies for greening their streets and managing stormwater while improving aesthetic appeal
  • Ithaca, NY

    • Developing a new more sustainable neighborhood called "Ecovillage" on previously undeveloped land

  • Columbus, Wisconsin

    • A town very similar to Granville, Columbus Wisconsin has high-efficiency LED street lighting, hybrid electric vehicles, plug in stations, and subsidies for energy and water efficiency efforts. 

  • South Daytona, Florida

    • Changing to more efficient lighting in municipal facilities , installed a solar heater in the fire department, offering a $50 rebate for the replacement of toilets with ultra-low flush models

  • Georgetown, Texas

    • Has reached 90% renewable energy and attracted millions in new business opportunities.

  • Greensburg

    • Has green stormwater infrastructure

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