Colleges & Education

Innovation doesn't just happen in a beaker, some teachers are creating new ways to inspire students to learn more about climate change, and changing their own campuses in the process.

When the Cameron Peak Fire raged over the summer, it was obvious that the air quality was not safe in Northern Colorado. But air quality concerns aren't always as visually noticeable. (Photo by Jennifer Clary)

Colorado State University
How can we know if it’s safe to breathe the air that surrounds us?
An image of a cherry orchard filled with white blossoms.

The cherry orchard the author grew up on in Niagara County, N.Y. (Caleb Seib/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Intentionally developing place connections will allow us to create environmental actions that are community-driven.
SUNY-ESF
Learn about biodiversity through the short story of a tree that is witnessing the impact of humans on its environment—from canopy loss to animal migration.
George Washington University
How does being a college athlete make my environmental footprint larger? And what can I — and my school — do about it?
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
When will we climb out of our COVID caves? It all depends on vaccine distribution. West Virginia's Krista Capehart, who helped with the state's distribution plan, discusses lessons learned and strategy.
Researcher Laura Mattas climbs rocky terrain
Northwestern University
A look at some of the women doing research in Antarctica and the lingering barriers that were set up to keep them out. Wyatt Mosiman reports for Medill.
Syracuse University
Thrifting is not only great for the environment, but amazing for the human soul.
SUNY-ESF
At the Syracuse Cooperative Market, I've found a thread of influence amongst the staff, members, and the rest of the community, uniting us with a sense of social responsibility and compassion for each other.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us, but for none more than people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
In our latest episode with PBS's Peril and Promise, produced in association with ASU's Global Futures Laboratory, we meet two individuals looking to the sun for inspiration to move the planet forward.

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