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.

In times of crisis, whether our current pandemic or a natural disaster, how should social scientists manage their research of human subjects? (Lisa Shoning-Young/Creative Commons)

Research Director for Sustainable GW | George Washington University
Given the ongoing crisis, many faculty and researchers are launching projects that deal with disasters. But a key question for social scientists working with human research subjects is how to conduct research in these conditions.
straight road looking into the distance with storm clouds overhead

The road ahead for both COVID-19 and climate change is stormy, but with science and facts by our side we can find solutions to both.

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
How can we apply the lessons we are learning now to the next looming threat — climate change — recognizing that it will, by necessity, take a back seat until the current health emergency and economic crisis subside?
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
This year, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day unfortunately won't be celebrated in the streets. But many organizations are planning huge events online. Here's a rundown of three creative ways to celebrate.

What can we learn from the pandemic to create a world that embodies the Sustainable Development Goals?

Director, GW Office of Sustainability | Co-Director, SustainableGW
As we are adapting to the stay-home realities of a global pandemic, we are having a first-hand experience of global change. In the chaos we may find confusion, anxiety, and new ways to cope. But we also can find a learning moment.

In this episode we speak with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, who is a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. (George Washington University)

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Listen to Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno host a special COVID-19 series, "Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic," in partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

How are college students handling the transition to all e-learning? Six students at SUNY Plattsburgh provided an update.

SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Plattsburgh professor Curt Gervich interviewed six environmental science and studies students to find out how they are adapting to college life in the time of COVID-19 — and what we can learn from their experiences.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
This year’s Storyfest Awards weren't announced from the stage at the Planet Forward Summit as usual, in the name of social distancing. But we still wanted to share with you the amazing stories entered by students from every region of the country.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.
Planet Forward Assistant Editor
Here are our key takeaways from TV media experts on how to create lasting climate communication that won’t get washed away in the rising tides.
George Washington University
Plastic bags are a problem. But are bag bans the solution? Here's the truth behind plastic, paper, and cotton tote bags.

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