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.

One of the bottle refilling stations on campus. (Alexander Welling/The Hatchet)

George Washington University
A task force aiming to eliminate the use of single-use plastics on campus produced a report in October 2020 recommending plans like cutting plastic bottles from vending machines and installing more water bottle fillers in residence halls.
Ohio University
In Western Uganda, world-renowned birder Harriet Kemigisha inspires and promotes conservation through her work as a guide, researcher, and community leader around Kibale National Park.

The Green Bronx Machine teaches students how to garden and produce their own nutritious food. (Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine)

The George Washington University
The Bronx is home to many things — Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the birth of hip-hop — and most recently, an idea powerful enough to change the world.
Sewanee
Plastic. The word strikes fear and disgust in the hearts and minds of many. But what if it could save the planet? Let me explain.
A residential street at night, illuminated by a row of streetlights.

A residential street at night, illuminated by a row of streetlights. (Matthew Brown/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY-ESF
We keep putting so much light into the world that we are losing the dark.
Spinach plant with a wooden sign post labeling the crop with blue paint.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
The Green Corn Project empowers Austinites in urban food deserts by building gardens in their own front yards.
In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation.

In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation. (Screengrab from Zoom)

George Washington University
Imagine a disease stealthily traveling around the world, killing millions, and not leaving behind a trace of its existence. For almost thirty years, Karen Lips has been studying and advocating for policies to stop one mysterious fungal disease that... Read More
SUNY ESF
I grew up next to Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton, N.Y. This lake has been experiencing issues with toxic blue-green algae since 1988, and has not been swimmable since.
SUNY-ESF
This video is about the relationship between airborne microplastics and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Quest for Activism in Journalism
The Quest for Activism in Journalism
Ithaca College
A look at how fellow journalists combine filmmaking and activism when covering issues related to the climate crisis.

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