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.

George Washington University
When you're shopping, we as consumers have become accustomed to having a bag to hold our goods. However, the environmental cost and life span of the bag we use varies depending on the materials.
The George Washington University
Through research and actions, I've learned that it's actually in the best interest of local businesses to strive for a more sustainable business model. 
gown made out of children's books

This is a gown that fashion designer Ryan Jude Novelline made out of children's books in a demonstration of sustainable fashion's potential on the runway. However, the same concept of sustainable, fashionable clothing can also be found in your local thrift stores. (Wikimedia)

The George Washington University
Sustainable fashion isn't just about organically grown cotton and hand-me-downs, but also the avoidance of "fast fashion" or supporting sweatshops. A sustainable shoe designer offers his insight into the industry.
The George Washington University
An artistic exploration of social themes concerning the D.C. waterfront, the Anacostia River, and the overall gentrification of D.C.

The Energy Savings & Awareness Week activity wheel.

The George Washington University
A proposed weeklong event promoting reusable energy resources, smart technologies, and raising awareness about energy waste and potential savings.
plant grows by a marsh

A plant grows by a marsh at the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project. (Luz Rivera/FLICKR)

Northwestern University
Hybrid, nature-based infrastructure could help protect areas like Houston, Texas from floods, while providing other benefits for the community.

Students in Oxford, UK protesting against climate change injustice at as part of a nationwide youth climate strike (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

University of Georgia
While studying abroad at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, I witnessed what can happen when young people get together for a public demonstration of environmental mentality.

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Northwestern University
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been collecting used electronics all over Japan to extract the metal and make Olympic medals.

A view of downtown Seattle from Kerry Park. (Diana Robinson/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
"Urban resilience” is a hot term being thrown around within the environmental community. But what does it mean?
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Learn about technology that helps wastewater treatment plants create valuable fertilizers from the nutrients in their wastewater.

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