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.

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Nairobi is growing exponentially. Can urban farming help a city on track to reach 8.5 million people achieve a more food secure future?

Detroit-based Firefly Drone Shows is putting on CIVANA’s Fourth of July drone show in Carefree. (Photo courtesy of Firefly Drone Shows)

Arizona State University
For some metro Phoenix residents, the steady drumbeat of Fourth of July fireworks were replaced with the high-pitched whine of electric motors as hundreds of drones took to the sky. Reported by Dylan Simard.
Northwestern University
Medill's Emily Wong reports on several student organizations at Northwestern University which hosted an ongoing stream of pop-up used clothing sales throughout spring quarter.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
The transition to plant-based diets has been gaining ground recently — for many reasons. These diets are more sustainable, and can be easy for those with means, but can be hard to come by for others.

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Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
As you pack up for your next trip to the beach, the last thing you want to think about is microplastic. Yet, the issue remains. Challenge yourself to reduce plastic waste with these simple swaps.
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.

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