Business & Economics

Global climate change will have massive economic impact. Learn how changes in the environment will affect the bottom line for businesses and cost - or save - you money in your pocketbook.

For the physical component of my Senior Capstone Project, I designed a field guide booklet that provides designers with a basic understanding surrounding sustainability as well as outlines ways designers can advocate for sustainable solutions within their own projects.

George Washington University
There's much to unpack within the sustainability movement of design, and it’s becoming increasingly important for designers to open dialogues surrounding what role they play in this movement.
Planet Forward Assistant Editor
In 2019, a Humane Society investigator claimed Georgetown’s L’Enfant Gallery displayed the “most elaborate and expensive” ivory pieces he had seen in years of investigating ivory sales across the country.

President Obama visits the Grand Canyon in 2009 with park rangers. (Pete Souza/White House)

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Working in the federal government reminded me of why implementing large-scale change can be so frustrating yet still so worthwhile.
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When you're shopping, we as consumers have become accustomed to having a bag to hold our goods. However, the environmental cost and life span of the bag we use varies depending on the materials.
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Through research and actions, I've learned that it's actually in the best interest of local businesses to strive for a more sustainable business model. 
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There are three major categories of policy that lead us to our 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more in this infographic.
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A look at the environmental impact of online shopping and educates consumers on the small changes they can make to minimize the environmental cost of free shipping.
View of Jackson, Wyoming

A view of Jackson, Wyoming, from Snow King Mountain.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
After years without fresh produce, this isolated community in Wyoming created an innovative farm that yields more than 100,000 pounds of food per year.
UC Davis biodigester

The UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester, which officially opened Earth Day, April 22, 2014, converts organic waste from campus and other sources into clean energy for the campus electrical grid. The anaerobic digestion technology used in the facility was invented by UC Davis professor Ruihong Zhang and licensed to Sacramento-based CleanWorld. (UC Davis)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Next in our Tackling Food Waste series: What if you could take food waste and give it another life — or two? That's the idea behind the biodigester facility at UC Davis. University of Wisconsin-Madison's Peter Jurich reports.

John Purcell, head of Vegetables R&D for Bayer, was leading the conversation on plant breeding on a tour of Bayer's research facility in Woodland, Calif., in August. (Planet Forward)

Stevenson University
Next in our series: Stevenson University's Quinn Luethy looks deeper into how we're going to feed our planet's growing population. Solutions include the development of crops that can withstand the challenges of climate change.

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