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.

Eckerd College
Single-use items are designed to be used for minutes and will still be on the planet for hundreds of years to come. This art installation and video about the project aim to draw attention to "The Plastic Problem."
Two students create a platform to fight food waste.
Two students create a platform to fight food waste.
Planet Forward Digital Media Producer | George Washington University
After learning about food waste and dealing with food insecurity, two students created a platform to combat both these issues at once.
Microplastics infotext
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Even when most microplastics are consumed by smaller marine species, no animal—including humans—is immune to its risks as it rises through the food chain.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
This is me speaking on the truth of climate change.
A 13 year-old chicken farmer finds success.
A 13 year-old chicken farmer finds success.
UNC Chapel Hill
A 13-year-old boy is making his environmental mark by raising 60 chickens in order to sell sustainably-produced eggs.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Plattsburgh
Water management is not always thought of as an international issue, but for unique watersheds like Lake Champlain, flood mitigation has become a concern for all area locals, regardless of borders.
SUNY ESF
Without the field, science communication, science would cease to exist the second a scientist left the laboratory. If the found data cannot be synthesized in a manner that people can understand, what is the point of doing the research? 
We Tried Living Without Plastics For a Day
We Tried Living Without Plastics For a Day
George Washington University
Plastic is everywhere, but can you avoid it? Watch two college students try by tracking their plastic use and making plastic-free adjustments.

An aerial view of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (U.S. Department of Energy)

The University of the South
Post-doctoral scientist Neil Williams and his team discover an entirely new chemical mechanism for CO2 sequestration using household humidifiers and hotdog cookers.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
These wanted posters will be used to target specific populations in the affected areas to encourage public participation in invasive species surveying & management.

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