Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Has Spring Sprung in Your Community?

The 100th Anniversary of the Cherry Blossoms marks another start to Spring in the Nation’s capitol, and the warmer weather is a chance for us to get out and green our communities. Several NeighborWorks Network members are already hard at work infusing sustainability into community development.

Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.

New Kensington CDC’s Sustainable 19125 aims to make 19125 the greenest zip code in Philadelphia. Their blog offers some information about all topics green and sustainable, like this one about a community compost. 

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland shared this Cleveland.com rain garden article on how to make your own rain garden. These beautiful, yet functional, green spaces can help prevent water pollution and homeowners may be able to take tax credits from them. 

Argenta Community Development Corporation created the Vestal Urban Farming Project in North Little Rock, AR. You can learn more about this sustainable community-based food system, and see videos, in the recent Today’s THV news feature on the first urban farm in North Little Rock.

To learn about other great “Spring greening” ideas, visit the NeighborWorks Organizations Green Efforts page and your idea on Neighborworks Facebook and Twitter channels.