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)
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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.
The many-specied, woody, short rotation crop goes beyond use as a renewable biomass.

Food waste from Sewanee dining halls turns into feed for chickens and fish, which in turn becomes food for the students at Sewanee, all thanks to larvae.

Sewanee: University of the South
Sewanee student Chris Hornsby explains his blueprint for the creation of self-sustaining and equitable tribal communities. And it all begins with larvae.

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.