Follow our 2016-17 Planet Forward Correspondents

Here you will find all of the pieces posted by the inaugural Planet Forward Correspondent team. 
Learn more about these talented students:
  • Sydney Greene, Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)
  • Olivia Iannone, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Syracuse, New York)
  • Jacob Lebel, Umpqua Community College (Roseburg, Oregon)
  • Libby Leyden, University of California Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism
  • Diana Marcum, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Darby McGlone, Sewanee: The University of the South (Sewanee, Tennessee)
  • Kara Morgan, Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Tim Palmieri, The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
  • Riddhi Sarkar, American University (Washington, D.C.)
  • Harrison Watson, Jackson State University (Jackson, Mississippi)
  • Nathaniel Wiener, Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont)
How do you move the Planet Forward? Tweet us @planet_forward or contribute to the conversation with your own story.

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Dr. Rhett Larson (right) is working to bring sustainable water solutions to the Middle East. (Ashley St. Thomas/ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives)

Arizona State University
An ASU initiative is identifying communities that host large refugee populations and developing ways to make sure they have enough water capacity to assist with their swelling populations.
Umpqua Community College
Dr. Larry Winiarski and the Aprovecho Research Center are working to bring clean-burning and efficient cookstove technology to developing countries.

(Photo courtesy Chris Palmer)

American University
Students at American University are using filmmaking as a tool to raise awareness about preserving and fostering vital ecosystems.
CTARA Workshop
Northeastern University
I interview a fellow NU student, Tavish Fenbert, working at CTARA, the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, a graduate program at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, in Mumbai, India, in the following podcast.

(Photograph courtesy Housing Sewanee.)

Sewanee: University of the South
I created a storymap on ArcGIS online to describe Housing Sewanee's new project, which will consist of seven nearly self-sustaining homes. The project's story and impact, however, extends far beyond the homes themselves.
Markthal Rotterdam
Northeastern University
I had the chance to dig deeper into my fascination with Dutch infrastructure when I met Martin Aarts, marathon runner and Senior Advisor for Urban Planning for the municipality of Rotterdam.
By combining green solutions and community engagement with traditional water treatment methods, Save the Rain has put Syracuse on the cutting edge of a growing movement of environmentally conscious water management across the nation.
Alumin8 bins will be place around the campus for students to donate.

Alumin8 bins will be placed around UNL's campus for students to donate. (Photo courtesy of Alumin8)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Alumin8, an organization founded by students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is working to repurpose aluminum cans and donate the repurposed objects to local shelters.
Umpqua Community College
A group of natural builders was inspired to come to Standing Rock to help create permanent winterized structures for the water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, while also demonstrating sustainable alternatives to modern building.
Jackson State University
Late in June 2016, I found myself tyrannized by the sweltering mid-morning heat of southern Alabama, as I joined members of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) on a trip to Baldwin County, Alabama, to witness a staggering site.