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.

George Washington University
When I arrived in Hampton, Virginia, I met with Jamie Chapman, who has lived in the area for 20 years. Chapman is proud of his waterfront home, which he bought 1998 after the cottage survived double northeasters.

Vieques, Puerto Rico, is 21 miles long and only 5 miles wide. Access to the island is by small plane or boat. And water is piped over beneath the ocean's surface from mainland Puerto Rico.

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Vieques, Puerto Rico, is a unique island in the Caribbean that knows no bounds when connecting culture and the environment, but it is one of the first places of what will be many that have learned that in today’s world; water is no longer a... Read More
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Learn about technology that helps wastewater treatment plants create valuable fertilizers from the nutrients in their wastewater.
George Washington University
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a nonprofit NGO dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of the Aegean Sea and surrounding Greek islands, and is run entirely by aspiring conservationists.
George Washington University
Mundo Verde, a bilingual elementary school in NW D.C., prides itself on being a "green" school. One way they encourage this is to provide children with sustainable meals.

Judy Hogan, 81, is an environmental activist and author. (Photos by Emma Tobin/UNC-Chapel Hill)

UNC Chapel Hill
Judy Hogan is an 81-year-old environmental activist and writer who has been fighting issues of environmental justice in Chatham County, N.C. for decades, and is now taking on coal ash dumping with little community support.

Many of this mall's tenants left after the anchors stores closed at The Mall at the Source in Westbury, New York. (Creative Commons)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The decline of shopping malls is a result of online shopping and the need for instant gratification.
Eckerd College
The Eckerd College Reduce Single-Use project has developed a guide for colleges and universities looking to break free from single-use plastic.
The George Washington University
The idea of this podcast is to motivate listeners to make changes in their daily lives and in the world by focusing on the progress we have made since the initial acknowledgement of the threats of climate change.
Sewanee University
Amigos del Mar educates youth about how pollution on the island of Tierra Bomba plays in the destruction of their essential marine ecosystems off the coast of mainland Cartagena.

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