energy efficiency, sustainability, green buildings, solar, hybrid cars and alternate fuels.

"A society built on green design, sustainable energy and closed loop systems, a civilization afloat on a cloud of efficient, non-toxic, recyclable technology." ~~Alex Nikolai Steffan



The Green Community exhibit is showing at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC from now until Ocotber 2009.

The quote from Auguste Mouchout, French inventor of the earliest solar powered engine, was posted on a wall behind graphics and displays of communities efforts toward sustainability throughout the world. Exhibits included looking at earth, air, fire and water as our sources of food, fuel and shelter and asking how we can use these things to sustain us on our planet. Highlights included communities that were focusing efforts on improving air quality, plan and configure growth and transportation, utilize the sun's radiation as a source of food and fuel and conserving water and its quality on our planet, as well as looking at water as an energy source, recycling and reuse of waste generated by humans and the machines we have created.

In Washington, DC, projects included green roofs and the public transportation initiatives in Arlington, Virginia. All public transit buses that we saw in DC during this visit were powered by natural gas, and of course, the Metro can get you virtually anywhere you need to go quickly and easily.



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