You’ve done it: you’ve gone green at home! You’ve replaced your incandescents with LED light bulbs, you’re eating less meat, and that low-flow showerhead is in effect. High five!
Now that your home is in good green order, you might be wondering what it would mean to go green in your community. What could it look like to make your whole block—or neighborhood, or town—a little more sustainable? And how would you go about it?
For over 10 years, ioby Leaders have been going green in their communities in all kinds of ways. Get inspired by three of their very impressive, highly replicable environmental projects, along with the guiding visions that helped them succeed. (March 8 is International Women’s Day 2019, so we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that these three commendable Leaders are all women!) Continue reading Go Green: How to make your community more sustainable
Today, ioby is proud to release our Guide to Green Infrastructure, 5 Projects that any Community Can Do to Reduce Storm Water Runoff in 5 Easy Steps. You can can download this free guide by clicking here.
This guide is released as a resource for ioby leaders applying to qualify for the green infrastructure matching funds, also announced today here.
The Guide to Green Infrastructure was written collaboratively by ioby leaders and experts in the field. We are grateful to Robyn Mace, Devona Sharpe, Irene Nielson, Eric Rosewell and Philip Silva for sharing their expertise with all of us.
This resource includes an easy how-to guide on creating a rain garden, a bioswale, installing a rain barrel, depaving and caring for street trees.
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