Green Living

Moses Thompson walks down the garden beds at Tucson High School. (Photos by Halley Hughes/University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Sr. Correspondent | University of Arizona
A school garden in Tucson are planting seeds of resilience within its children, sprouting reconnection to their heritage, our globe's complex food web, and the challenges of climate change.

Shady Creek River during sunset with haze over the water in July 2021. (Shannon Lorusso)

University of Georgia
Messing around in nature at the Shady Creek River, Georgia. Slumbering in an Eno hammock, saving a life, and more…
A small blonde dong sniffs a flower in the garden.

(Kassidy Usry)

University of Georgia
In Grandma’s garden. Hot tea, flowers, and squirrels. Cardinals and cats too. Come visit with me.
The author as a young girl, standing in an orchard at her grandparents' farm.

A picture of me from when I was younger, standing in an orchard on my grandparents' farm. (Lei Zhi Kun)

University of Georgia
Floating back in time–to a village in China. Grandma’s village.
A small white boat rests buoyed on clear, blue-green waters under a cloudy blue sky with a gentle mountain in the distance.

The shores of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritus, as seen from Île aux Aigrettes, one of the most prominent reserves in the Indian Ocean, on July 21, 2022. Almost two years prior, this water was blackened by an oil spill from the MV Wakashio. (Zoey England/University of Connecticut)

University of Connecticut
This July marks two years since the MV Wakashio oil spill. Though environmental NGOs have left the island and news coverage of the disaster has ceased, youth around Mauritius are still reeling from the effects of the tragedy.
A man wearing a blue button-down shirt, with a white mask in his shirt pocket, tan pants, and a bright blue hardhat, stands in front of a large stack of primarily gray plastic bricks.

Nelson Boateng, founder and Chief Executive Officer of NelPlast Eco Ghana Limited, stands in front of some of his award-winning bricks made from recycled plastic. (Photo courtesy Nelson Boateng)

Mandela Washington Fellow
A former tech worker turned eco-entrepreneur in Ghana works to intercept plastics on the way to the landfill by repurposing the plastic into an award-winning building product.
Garden bed with green sprouts covered by a dome of plastic sheeting.

A hoop house composed with plastic sheeting and tubes provides cover for a raised garden in Washington, DC. (Lance Cheung/USDA (Public Domain Mark 1.0))

University of Maryland
University of Maryland international Ph.D. student Krisztina Christmon launched her award-winning idea of repurposing farm plastic as part of a university innovation challenge in 2020. One year later, she serves as CEO of Repurpose Farm Plastic LLC.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
A podcast discussing how students at an environmental science college built their ideologies.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Located on Onondaga Lake, what was once deemed as the second most polluted lake in the nation, the Skä•Noñh Center highlights what it means to care for the Earth.
Columbia University
Approximately 5.5 million people ride the New York City subway everyday making subway cars prime real estate for advertising and public service announcements –– like these about the benefits of street trees.

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