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.

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sophie Guthrie, executive member of the Youth Climate Action Team, rallied alongside other youth leaders in Madison, Wisconsin's Youth Climate Strike.
Northwestern University
Northwestern University has launched its first student-run subscription bike-sharing program, called EO, where students pay $20 per quarter for unlimited rides and easy pick up/drop-off anywhere accessibility.

A small tree finch on Santa Cruz Island. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Reed College
Student scientist Vicki Deng, from Reed College, continues our Galápagos series with a piece about the invasive threats to Darwin's famous finches — and the action plan to help save them.
Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike.

Melissa Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike. (Anne Orca/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida, joined the global call for climate action on Sept. 20. Eckerd College student Melissa Pielet has some thoughts on the practicality of implementing the change we so urgently need.
marine iguanas in the Galápagos

Marine iguanas bathing in the sun. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Reed College
Next in our Galápagos series, Vicki Deng marvels at the opportunity Planet Forward storytellers had to stand where Darwin stood — and witness the inspiration to his revolutionary theory of evolution.

Gianna Haro.

George Washington University
In the second story of our Galápagos series, Corinne Tarantino takes a look at why biologists study in the field. Come hear Gianna Haro's motivation to study biology, starting with her childhood in the Galápagos.

(Photo by Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
DC's Youth Climate Strike on Friday, Sept. 20, showed the power children have in making their voices heard all while continuing to learn outside the classroom and ignite a movement of change for the environment.

(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.

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