About Us

Planet Forward engages young people and innovators in search of solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Through storytelling, media and convening, we empower new voices and elevate compelling ideas.

The project was formed in 2009 by Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno to promote innovative ideas to address food, water, energy and environmental challenges confronting our planet. Produced by the Center for Innovative Media at The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Planet Forward uses Web, video, social media, television and events to empower new voices and lead a global conversation on the planet’s future.

Planet Forward also serves as the outreach component and innovation research hub of GW’s interdisciplinary sustainability initiative

Read more about our staff and interns.