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.

Countryside Montessori Charter School
This was the 2nd place winning idea in the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards 2011. Catie, a 2nd grader, and Achyudhan and Eyra (3rd graders) developed this idea for future green residential energy.
Is nuclear power safe? Could tornadoes be linked to climate change? Do you prefer the freedom of boxers or the security of briefs? Bill Nye answered two of those questions when we sat down with The Science Guy on Friday, plus more submitted by the... Read More
Planet Forward
Planet Forward met up with Bill Nye at the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards last week. See the first item on his #EnergyToDo list. Tell us yours on twitter. (@Planet_Forward)
Colonial Beach High School
Oyster mushrooms have a high rate of reproduction. If the substrate is ground up finely and ideal conditions are provided the mushroom will be able to eat the substrate in just a few hours. The oyster mushroom can be eaten by humans and farm animals... Read More
The George Washington University
On June 2, 2011 Earth Force hosted an event at the Jack Morton Auditorium at The School of Media and Public Affairs on GWU's campus. 6th graders from across the District presented their creative ideas on how to restore the Anacostia River to a... Read More
Just tweaking what we do now will not work. My idea is to start over with a franchised city plan and grow the cities of the future like an organism. It is impossible for me to put what I've been working on into just one of these categories. There... Read More
Federal efforts to support the development of sustainable biomass feedstocks and feedstock systems – such as the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, the Sun Grant Initiative, the Regional Biomass Feedstock Partnership, and sustainability research and... Read More
Second Nature
University of Montana president George Dennison discusses how biomass converters, such as the university's approximately $16 million project, will save his and other institutions money.
Second Nature
Unity College president Mitch Thomashow promotes the use of higher education and social networks in calling attention to climate change.
Second Nature
Question: Who do university presidents turn to for thoughts on sustainability? Frank Sesno of course. Our host will headline the upcoming Climate Leadership Summit, organized by Planet Forward member Second Nature.

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