This morning I embarked with three dozen volunteers to plant 10 trees in Pigeon Town, a neighborhood in western New Orleans. The group was completing an eight-hour training on urban greening initiatives, learning everything from pruning methods to how to work with municipalities to find funding for beautification projects—which have been proven to improve everything from real estate values to crime statistics.
The training did not, however, cover what we were supposed to do when we heard gunshots ring out. That we had to improvise.
Nov 30, 2011 By
Low income housing can also be green housing. A new trend in home design and community activism is giving even inexpensive housing a green sheen.
Sep 7, 2010 Los Angeles Times