At Our Towns, we’ve been following the tools and applications of geospatial information systems (GIS), as they have progressed from promise to delivery. GIS helps in countless ways: for cities…
We've just lived through 50 years of an invention that transformed neighborhood life in much of America, the gas-powered leaf blower. That era is coming to an end.
With community partnerships and resident input, the small South Carolina town is writing its next chapter.
The District of Columbia-based American Institute of Architects is offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from a major renovation with a $500,000 donation that will cover the cost of solar panels on an estimated 72 homes.
About two decades after cadmium telluride solar panels were commercialized in Ohio, the maturing technology is finding momentum thanks in part to its domestic manufacturing and supply chain.
Erin Sanborn discusses service and sustainability and the role the University of Redlands plays in the community and beyond with Evan Sanford in this episode of the Inside Our Towns podcast.
Even cash-strapped cities have money for climate action. They just need to spend it better.
The urgent need for housing assistance in flood stricken Appalachian communities reveals the severe limitations of the nation’s response and support systems. Community groups are stepping up to help.
California's Chief Service Officer discusses the California Volunteers' initiatives -- the impact CalVols is having in the state, and how it serves as a model nationwide at Jefferson Educational Society Global Summit event at the University of Redlands.
Research and history suggest that local action is more powerful than many people believe.
Data from the project will document savings and could help get more funding for solar energy in neighborhoods that have historically been left behind.
A tree grower joins forces with a local organization to replant some of the trees lost in Kentucky during tornadoes of late 2021.
Roadside solar fields across the country could power up to 12 million electric vehicles.
National division might grab headlines, but the story of uniting citizens through service in California is growing.
With volatility being an integral part of farming, electric ag equipment could bring some predictability to farmers’ energy use and consumption, say experts.
At-risk youth in North Carolina hold the keys to flipping a decommissioned prison into a sustainable farm and community asset.