These animations are designed to be a basic introduction to sustainable design concepts, created for the general public and students of all ages.
Watch an animation that explains how to reuse building demolition waste to create a beautiful new park. Learn how to maximize available resources and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Watch an animation that explains how to transform your property into a real wildlife habitat. Learn how native plants and designed structures provide what nature needs.
Watch an animation that shows how to turn a conventional community into an edible city. Learn how to transform unproductive spaces into agricultural landscapes that help fight obesity and reduce food deserts.
Watch an animation that explains how to use the landscape to reduce the energy consumed by a typical suburban home. See how smart tree placement and green roofs and walls dramatically improve energy efficiency.
Watch an animation that explains how to transform a car-centric community into one that enables active living. Learn how designing communities for walking, biking, and increased social interaction in open green spaces improves health.
Watch an animation that explains how to turn a toxic industrial wasteland into a vibrant local park. See how damaged landscapes are restored through bioremediation and redesign.
Watch an animation that explains how to transform transportation systems into multi-use infrastructure that serves everyone. Learn how communities can save money and improve the environment by redesigning their existing infrastructure.
Watch an animation that explains how green infrastructure systems effectively manage stormwater. See how green roofs, bioretention systems, and permeable pavements actually work.
Watch an animation that explains how to revitalize an under-served urban community with a new park. See how communities without green space can thrive when provided with valuable space for social interaction.
Watch an animation that explains how urban forests fight air pollution and the urban heat island effect. See how cities can add in millions of trees, while ensuring the trees themselves live long, healthy lives.