Ideas, examples, and how-to instructions for creating an exciting and innovative sustainability project in your neighborhood
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West End Biker’s Club
The West End Biker’s Club was a collaborative project with St. Vincent Greenway Inc., a community development corporation, and Positive Youth Affair, ...
HUB: Hybrid Urban Bioscapes
HUB consists of a nectaring garden that provides ecological support to productive landscapes in ONSL. The project offers two different landscapes with...
“McKinley Meadows”, an edible and pollinator garden, inspired McKinley Heights residents to gather together in order to learn, rehabilitate the loc...
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Arts, Culture & Innovation
Public art, events, history, sports, science, research
Education, Training & Leadership
Environmental and eco-literacy, professional development, schools, training
Empowerment, Diversity & Equity
Ethnicity, youth, seniors, life choices, LGBT, religion
Health, Well-Being & Safety
Food, fitness, pedestrians, bikers, crime prevention, urban agriculture
Infrastructure, Facility & Transportation
Transit, streets, waste, recycling, energy, water, walking, cycling, efficiency, green infrastructure
Prosperity, Opportunity & Employment
Local businesses, marketing, branding, identity, neighborhood assets
Urban Character, Vitality & Ecology
Food, landscape, preservation, vacant land, streets, buildings, parks, greenspace, neighborhoods
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