Green Living

A lot of simple, seemingly insignificant things can add up to a positive and meaningful global change. PF Members have solutions to living a more sustainable day to day life.

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The Smoky Hills Wind Farm as seen from Interstate 70 in Lincoln, Kansas. (Drenaline/Creative Commons)

State University College at Buffalo
Cities across the United States are beginning the switch to 100% renewable energy, but just four towns have reached the goal so far.
H St. Farms is Cultivate the City's rooftop garden.
H St. Farms is Cultivate the City's rooftop garden.
Northwestern University
Niraj Ray built a network of 25 urban gardens made in schools, sports parks and other vacant lots around the city. All 25 sites are joined together by one central rooftop garden, the H St. Farms, and contribute to sustainability efforts in D.C.
Northwestern University
Dozens of cities sitting in the path of total solar eclipse are generally small to medium-sized communities that will be inundated on Aug. 21. The thousands of visitors will put pressure on infrastructure and other resources.
(Video by Haley Velasco/Medill News Service)
(Video by Haley Velasco/Medill News Service)
Northwestern University
On Aug. 12, events were held worldwide from Nepal to Canada in honor of World Elephant Day, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of Asian and African elephants due to habitat loss and poaching.

Even comprehensive recycling is four times less effective than cutting meat out of your diet. (Orin Zebest/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
For Americans interested in reducing their carbon footprint, a new Canadian-Swedish study has a bold proposition: Consider having fewer children.
Planet Forward
This is the first in our series of Expert Voices sharing their thoughts on how we move the planet forward following the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
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Northwestern University
What are the financial and cultural challenges Kalu Yala is facing in recruiting Panamanian residents as interns and staff?

M.J. Altman, the editorial director for the World Food Program USA, was a part of a trip to Bangladesh with the organization in 2015. (Photo courtesy M.J. Altman)

George Washington University
Editorial director at World Food Program USA M.J. Altman uncovers the hidden human stories about people and food on the frontlines of hunger in her podcast called “Hacking Hunger.”

Atlanta's skyline from Piedmont Park. (Chris McClanahan/Creative Commons)

Jackson State University
Watson recounts his relationship with the environment, and interviews Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program, who aims to lay bare the civil rights facet of environmentalism.

Clay Springer, the director of the outdoor recreation program, teaches his interns about allergic reactions during their Wilderness First Aid class. (Lila Reynolds/Medill)

Northwestern University
Cultural differences underlie much of the relationship between Kalu Yala and its neighbors as people get to know each other and learn from the contrasts.

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