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.

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.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
With recent changes in U.S. public lands policy, how can individuals work to ensure land is conserved for public benefit and to protect habitat that helps combat the effects of climate change? The answer may lie in a conservation easement.

(Reed Hutton/Middlebury College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
How can we integrate everyone in outdoor recreation? It starts with positive changes in leadership — both coaches and role models.

"Frau Fiber vs. the Circular Knitting Machine" (2015), by Carole Frances Lung. (Courtesy of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Archive)

Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
Fast Fashion / Slow Art, an exhibition at Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran School of Art and Design, puts a microscope up to the intricate threads of our clothing culture.
Northwestern University
Several hundred animal rights activists joined similar groups around the world on Aug. 17, to protest cruelty to animals, marching from the White House to the Capitol. André Earls reports.

A homeless encampment in Seattle from 2018. (David Lee/Flickr)

Seattle, WA
When I leave my apartment in the Chinatown neighborhood of Seattle I see lush green trees, the VA medical building sitting atop a hill, Mt. Rainer off in the distance, and a man with all of his possessions in a rundown van. 
E-waste piles up in China

(Shanzhai Archeology - Research Database/Flickr)

Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
While e-waste constitutes a small portion of the waste that is ultimately found in landfills, it is responsible for the majority of hazardous waste.

(Gábor Adonyi/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
As August rolls in, one thing is clear: It's back-to-school shopping season. Here are our tips to get an A+ in sustainability as you stock up for the semester.

With its proximity to Arizona’s natural wonders and historical sites, Flagstaff is a primary destination for tourists coming to Arizona. (Conrad Romero/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Tourism continues to expand in Arizona, a boon for jobs and tax revenue, but the growth presents challenges to preserving the natural beauty drawing visitors to the state. Tim Royan reports.

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