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.

GW students march through campus in February 2020 as part of a Sunrise GW demonstration to demand divestment. (Photo courtesy Sunrise GW by Natalia Madrinan)

Planet Forward Assistant Editor
This week, the George Washington University community is celebrating as it joins fellow D.C. area schools in significant action against climate change.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
On this week's Healthy You podcast, host Frank Sesno speaks with Professor of Physics Neil Johnson about the online landscape between anti-vaccine and pro-vaccine groups.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
On this week's Healthy You podcast, host Frank Sesno speaks with Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director of the D.C. Department of Health. She shares why D.C.'s location makes reopening more complex than other jurisdictions.

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Planet Forward Assistant Editor
Former Planet Forward Correspondent and 2017 Storyfest Winner Sydney Greene shared her experience for graduates starting their careers in uncertain times.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
One of the world’s leading experts on online misinformation, media editor for BuzzFeed News, Craig Silverman joins the podcast this week with tips on finding credible sources.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
The combination of experiences from environmental and engineering sciences, coupled with working in nature and water systems, left a permanent, venerable impact on my relationship with the natural world.
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Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Dr. James Phillips, chief of disaster and operational medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences discusses the reality of reopening the country without widespread testing available.

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Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.

Milken Institute School of Public Health Dean Lynn Goldman is this week's podcast guest. (George Washington University)

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Continuing the limited podcast series Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic, we talk with George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Dean Lynn Goldman.
gold mine water pollution

Ecosystem destruction, such as this pollution from a gold mine, is a primary driver of zoonotic disease reproduction and transmission. Natural ecosystems act as a buffer zone, preventing spillover of certain pathogens from animals to people.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
While much about the future remains uncertain, we do know this is not the last pandemic we'll face. And if we want to prevent future pandemics, we need to focus on the impact of humans on our environment.

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