In another Missing Middle Models blog post, we talked with Christine Walker of Navigate LLC about the strategies involved in establishing and operating a Community Land Trust to address housing needs, as well as design and market strategies that are shaping equitable communities in mountain destinations like Bozeman, Montana.
Due to its significant progress towards net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, the Triboro Ecodistrict will be awarded a 2023 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for multiple solar, conservation, and resilience projects throughout Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg.
Situated on Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus in Pennsylvania, the Rachel Carson Ecovillage (RCE) aims to attract and connect diverse residents through sustainability and inclusivity. RCE will be a multi-generational community that invites residents to build strong relationships with neighbors while caring for the environment.
The Etna EcoDistrict is building on the successes and methods of neighboring ecodistricts and participating in the Triboro Ecodistrict. evolveEA designed a full year community education curriculum that explores key ecodistrict concepts of Water, Food, Energy, Air, Mobility, and Equity.
Like many post-industrial communities, the Larimer neighborhood has seen massive amounts of disinvestment in its residents, organizations and infrastructure. In collaboration with the community, evolveEA articulated a “living cities” vision that examined ways that energy independence, net zero water use, and localized food economies could make the existing community more resilient and attract and sustain equitable development.
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict is now EcoDistricts Certified, joining Millvale and Etna to become the third community in the world to attain this certification! Certified EcoDistricts prioritize Climate Protection, Resilience, and Equity.