Green Living

A lot of simple, seemingly insignificant things can add up to a positive and meaningful global change. PF Members have solutions to living a more sustainable day to day life.

recycling conveyer belts

Recycling flows through Waste Management's CID Recycling & Disposal operation on Chicago's far southeast side in this 2015 image. (Chris Bentley/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Recycling used to be thought of as the answer to our waste problems. But rising recycling issues mean the U.S. has to change its strategies toward waste, reports a new survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

Eckerd College President Donald R. Eastman III, center, signs the "Break Free From Plastic" Pledge on Nov. 5, 2019. (Courtesy of Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Eckerd College President Donald Eastman III signed the Break Free from Plastic Pledge on Nov. 5, making it the first college in the United States to implement a comprehensive ban of unnecessary single-use plastics.
Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
As you walk into the chimpanzee sanctuary, you pass the sign, “Change Starts with Kids" reflecting the importance of education to their core mission.
Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
While visitors from around the world explore the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteer Julia Selker can be found canvassing for climate action.

A science classroom in Evanston Township High School where Marla Isaacs, a biology teacher, encourages respectful conversations when teaching about climate change, no matter what their opinion is. (Natalie Chun/Northwestern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
“It's just a statement,” teacher Anna Kraftson said of climate change. “There's data. It's not like ‘I believe in this’ or ‘I don't believe in this.’"

The roof-top gardens at Drake Memorial Library at SUNY Brockport. (Jess Buttery/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Campus sustainability is becoming more of a necessity for colleges and universities to not only answer a student call to action, but for the planet.
Northwestern University
The last of three episodes, this podcast focuses on Florida Keys residents' opinions on sea level rise.
SUNY College at Brockport
With the clock ticking on preserving the planet, leaders at the local level are taking the threat seriously and tackling energy issues to create a positive change that will benefit future generations. 
Shaylyn Warrior at the Lubbock, Texas, Climate March

Shaylyn Warrior at the Lubbock, Texas, Climate Strike. (Codi Clark/Texas Tech University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Despite growing up around the oil industry, Shaylyn Warrior talks about how she and others at the Lubbock, Texas, march think it's time the Southwest turns away from fossil fuel production.
Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike.

Melissa Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike. (Anne Orca/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida, joined the global call for climate action on Sept. 20. Eckerd College student Melissa Pielet has some thoughts on the practicality of implementing the change we so urgently need.

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