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.

A residential street at night, illuminated by a row of streetlights.

A residential street at night, illuminated by a row of streetlights. (Matthew Brown/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY-ESF
We keep putting so much light into the world that we are losing the dark.
The Quest for Activism in Journalism
The Quest for Activism in Journalism
Ithaca College
A look at how fellow journalists combine filmmaking and activism when covering issues related to the climate crisis.
SUNY ESF
The value of public space can not be understated — and it is even considered a key issue of environmental justice — as open public spaces increase the quality of life for all people living in an area. 

Murals, graffiti, posters and sculptures make a city come alive. They become attractions, a mark of home. (Photos by Tabitha Wechter/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The photos included in this essay serve as a tour through the city of Syracuse, NY, and use street art as a tool to measure community status and gentrification.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
The invention of plastic has transformed human life. Plastics are incredibly convenient, and far more affordable than alternative materials. However, the downsides are overwhelming.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
A short story about sea level rise and flooding in East Boston.

Poster advertising the 1972 Black Community Survival Conference, with a promotion by the Free Food Program. (Photo: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1972)

Bates College
We should remember the critical work the Black Panther Party did in their communities to help right injustices, and help prevent hunger among children and communities as a whole.
SUNY-Plattsburgh
As the world continues to urbanize, there is increasingly becoming a higher need for green, sustainable architecture. One striking example of this is Parc Frederic-Back in Montreal.
The George Washington University
The Danish makeup artist — whose work is no stranger to the pages of Vogue magazine — champions the idea that all makeup should be expected to both perform well and be sustainable. 
An image of a cherry orchard filled with white blossoms.

The cherry orchard the author grew up on in Niagara County, N.Y. (Caleb Seib/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Intentionally developing place connections will allow us to create environmental actions that are community-driven.

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