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 New Paltz
A crowdfunded project in New Paltz, New York called Mushroom Shed supplies and educates the community with mushrooms grown from spent grains and coffee grounds.
The George Washington University
Scientists from the University of California have found that altering cow’s diets by adding seaweed to their feed may just be the next big solution to halt climate change.
The George Washington University
Some of the nation's most prominent Fridays for Future activists explain why they strike for climate, and why the climate movement needs not just the passion from youth, but from everyone.

(Mackenzie Swartz/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
The solar industry has a chance to shape the larger narrative on energy justice, and advance social equity by ensuring energy security for all socioeconomic levels. Community solar is an extremely viable solution to challenge energy inequality.
Sustainable Dairy Farming in Wisconsin
Sustainable Dairy Farming in Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is a Wisconsin family-owned farm that is carbon negative due to their anaerobic manure digester.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Mississippi
This is an eco-poem that highlights the lessons we can learn from the Galapagos Giant Tortoise and Sea Turtle. The inspiration for this piece was an amazing opportunity granted to me by Planet Forward Storyfest and Lindblad Expeditions.

(ImageFlow/Shutterstock)

George Washington University
Today, we live in a world full of problems, from water crisis to climate change, from health issues to poverty. Now, imagine a world where people are well educated, and who can find solutions to these challenges.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Tick App helps researchers learn what makes some people more prone to encounter ticks than others.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Single-use plastics litter our environment, but there’s something we can all do to help: reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Eckerd College took a stand — and so can you.

Mario Arvelo, Committee on World Food Security Chair, speaks at the introductory session to kick off day one of CFS 46. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
The cool thing about traveling with people you don’t know is the opportunity to figure out who you really are, or at least who you want to be. You can realign with your beliefs and opinions about whatever is going on in the world.

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