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.

(Gábor Adonyi/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
As August rolls in, one thing is clear: It's back-to-school shopping season. Here are our tips to get an A+ in sustainability as you stock up for the semester.

Despite an increase in extreme weather, like that of 2012's superstorm Sandy, research tends to suggest that extreme weather does not have a lasting impact on public opinion. Shown here are areas of Long Island, N.Y., following Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson/U.S. Coast Guard)

Planet Forward Reporter | SUNY Purchase
Jeremy Deaton, a journalist for Nexus Media News and creator of Climate Chat, talked with Planet Forward about navigating climate change deniers, conservative interest in the environment, and climate policy.

These types of water bottle refill stations can prevent the use of thousands of disposable water bottles every year. (GW Housing)

The George Washington University
Hundreds of student-athletes across 27 sports at The George Washington University call the Charles E. Smith Center home. With so much foot traffic, the potential for sustainable practice is colossal.
gown made out of children's books

This is a gown that fashion designer Ryan Jude Novelline made out of children's books in a demonstration of sustainable fashion's potential on the runway. However, the same concept of sustainable, fashionable clothing can also be found in your local thrift stores. (Wikimedia)

The George Washington University
Sustainable fashion isn't just about organically grown cotton and hand-me-downs, but also the avoidance of "fast fashion" or supporting sweatshops. A sustainable shoe designer offers his insight into the industry.
The George Washington University
There are three major categories of policy that lead us to our 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more in this infographic.

A magnificent photo of sea, swell, sky, and a monk seal swimming over a coral reef bottom in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. (NOAA/PIFSC/HMSRP)

The George Washington University
What is happening to our coral reefs, and can coral nurseries help with reef restoration?

The Energy Savings & Awareness Week activity wheel.

The George Washington University
A proposed weeklong event promoting reusable energy resources, smart technologies, and raising awareness about energy waste and potential savings.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Our founder reflects on the evolution of Planet Forward, and celebrates where we are now — thanks to people like you!

Students in Oxford, UK protesting against climate change injustice at as part of a nationwide youth climate strike (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

University of Georgia
While studying abroad at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, I witnessed what can happen when young people get together for a public demonstration of environmental mentality.

(Photo by Sven-Olof Lindblad)

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
We are beyond excited to share the outstanding finalists for Storyfest 2019. They hail from 15 different schools, from all across the country. Will your school be a winner?

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