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.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Chad Devoe shares his alternative living experience and how it has it can be a solution for the future.
Northwestern University
Toward the end of Sasco Creek Road in Westport, Connecticut, passersby witness a charming landscape change. The typical residential street opens up to a vast meadow where grasses tickle the waists of hikers and birdwatchers. Goldfinches whiz by in... Read More
SUNY ESF
The Great Swamp Conservancy strives to educate communities of all ages about environmental conservation to reach towards a sustainable future.
University of Arizona
Manzo Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona is fostering nature lovers from a young age by integrating an ecology program into their educational institution.
The George Washington University
For GWU Professor Peter LaPuma, the crises he teaches about in his environmental health classes aren't just test fodder — they're dilemmas he prepares for every day. Samantha Ross and Lizzie Stricklin spoke to Professor LaPuma to learn more.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Where do we draw the line between historical preservation and present-day environmental degradation? In the case of Glass Bottle Beach, where early 1900's garbage bleeds into the ocean with every tide, the line is surprisingly very fuzzy.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
The urban heat island effect is of increasing concern for cities around the world. But fear a little bit less--there are solutions in the works. 

Insect specimens at the Wisconsin Insect Research Collection (Mary Magnuson).

University of Wisconsin-Madison
A University of Wisconsin program investigates the sustainability potential of insects as a protein source and the value of insects as a food source for cultures across the world.

(Lucie Rochat)

Middlebury College
People often consider the climate crisis to be fifty years in the future or continents away. These stories describe four Middlebury students and how they have been affected by climate change in their hometown; this crisis is here and now.

Dr. Dhamma Rakkhita believes we can fight climate change with our minds and by channeling positivity.

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
A Buddhist Monk in Myanmar believes we can fight climate change through the power of mindfulness and positivity.

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