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.

Darryl Fears is a Washington Post environmental reporter and 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner. (Photo illustration with photo courtesy Darryl Fears)

The George Washington University
Darryl Fears, a veteran Washington Post reporter who has been covering the environment for the past decade, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning work, and offers insight on the issue of racism in both newsrooms and conservation.  
George Washington University
A seminar in Stockholm, which aims to be fossil fuel free by 2040, had this student examining the culture and lifestyle that has a much smaller emissions footprint per capita than we do in the United States.
Twitter teen activism

(Photo illustration by Matías Heitner)

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Gen Z has tools that past activists never had. The age of the internet emboldens teenagers profoundly, allowing us to spread our messages more quickly and extensively than previously was possible.

(Elina Mariutsa/Northeastern University)

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Climate change has always been a vital issue for Gen Z — but we also know we have the ability to make a difference. Learn more about me, my generation, and our ideas to change for good.
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?

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg director Makoma Lekalakala speaks at the Madrid U.N. Climate Change Conference in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg)

The George Washington University
In South Africa, a country with the world's largest wealth disparity, poor communities face daily environmental threats. Find out how environmental justice activists are chipping away at this inequality through grassroots efforts.

Thru-hiking the almost 2,200 mile-long Appalachian Trail is the challenge of a lifetime, but rewards are plentiful along the way. Outstanding views such as this one on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, await hikers ambitious enough to take the trek. (Photo courtesy of Audrey Aug)

Northwestern University
The 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail draws thousands every year to attempt a thru-hike. How are would-be hikers reacting to COVID-19 interfering with plans they've been working on for months — or years?

Feeling stressed? A Japanese study that found just looking at plants reduced stress and fear. (Ffion Atkinson/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the current pandemic. Here are some simple ways you can make an impact on the environment from the safety of your home. 

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.

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.

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