Food

(Greta Hardy-Mittell/Carleton College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Carleton College
When the idea for a reusable container program was pitched last fall, no one could have guessed that a year later, the campus would be overflowing with the green containers — or that we'd be in the middle of a pandemic.
Photo by Alexandr Podvalny

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, focus on community-based solutions to improving food access during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Customers walk through the Dupont FRESHFARM Market in Washington, D.C., which has been open throughout the pandemic under public health restrictions. (Lizzie Stricklin/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Deemed essential services, D.C. farmers markets have remained open since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – but in order to keep vendors, staff and customers safe, markets have had to make sudden changes.

Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, faced drastic customer reductions at the beginning of the pandemic, resulting in the closure of several stands, and yet most still endure. (Jared Kofsky/PlaceNJ.com/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
Why do people continue to go hungry in one of the wealthiest nations in the world? And what can we do about the food system to prevent this from happening?

A baby zucchini grows beneath a yellow blossom. (Maja Dumat/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
The pandemic may have forced you into a new relationship with food. But the food that ends up on your plate has always traveled a complicated, exploitative, and convoluted path to get there.
Learn how to reduce food waste, save money on groceries, and help the environment
Featured Contributor
Nearly a third of food is wasted at the household level and that eats into our own finances while damaging the environment. How can we fix this?

Photographed in the forests of Palawan, a Philippine pangolin pup nudges its mother, rolled up in a protective ball. (Gregg Yan/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
Pressuring governments to issue bans and closures of wet markets could prevent the emergence of infectious disease. But it does not solve the widespread issue of bushmeat circulation between hunters and their families.

Bike the Barns event in September, 2019. (Samantha Beck/SUNY Plattsburgh) 

SUNY Plattsburgh
This creative project helps alleviate food insecurity in a remote area of New York. Plus, eight more ideas on how you can get involved in eliminating food deserts where you live.

For the physical component of my Senior Capstone Project, I designed a field guide booklet that provides designers with a basic understanding surrounding sustainability as well as outlines ways designers can advocate for sustainable solutions within their own projects.

George Washington University
There's much to unpack within the sustainability movement of design, and it’s becoming increasingly important for designers to open dialogues surrounding what role they play in this movement.
George Washington University
Plastic bags are a problem. But are bag bans the solution? Here's the truth behind plastic, paper, and cotton tote bags.

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