Planet Forward gets submissions from students, inventors, businesses, researchers - all kinds of people with great ideas to move the planet forward. Here are some of the best our staff have seen, with updates on where the projects are now.
School Without Walls Senior High School, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
When her husband took office in 1963, Claudia Alta Johnson, better known as Lady Bird, made it her mission to protect and preserve the environment. Now a giant machine, akin to a mechanical earthworm, denominated Lady Bird, has a similar mission.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Effective storytelling rests at the nexus of innovations seeking to address the urgent social and environmental sustainability challenges facing cities across the globe. This was the overarching theme of the 2016 Planet Forward Summit.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
There's a reason ramen is so popular among college students — the price. Is it possible, on a student's budget, to not only eat a balanced diet (hint: put down the ramen) but also shop and eat sustainably? We explore how to do it.
George Washington University, Summer 2016 Intern
What do the experts think about the biggest questions in agriculture and climate change? We tracked them down at the 2015 Feeding the Planet Summit, and asked for you.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Editor's Pick: As the weather begins to cool down, we will begin turning up the heat and grabbing our blankets and hats to try to stay warm. What if there was a more sustainable and cost-effective way to keep our homes warm in the winter season?
What if you had to boil your milk every time you wanted a bowl of cereal? That's the reality in some parts of India, but MIT scientists have a cool idea that is changing the situtation.
Can good vibrations power our future? If you don't know what piezoelectric energy is, jump around--you just created it.