The greenroofs in Portland are encouraging, even including one on the Native American Student Center at Portand State. In Milwaukee, they're even looking at greenhouses in the cemetery.
Baltimore community gardens are hoping to sell to Whole Foods. Laramie County, WY is stealing people away from the SF Bay Area to help them learn about wind energy.
As for our biodiversity, the continued mystery and decline of bats due to a white fungus is a concern. Their insect control and even pollination services are badly needed, and we need to figure this out soon. At least the UN recommends investing in ecosystems rather than carbon control technology, admitting that nature can manage nature better than we can.