Green Living

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

Digital Editor, Planet Forward
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. 

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Digital Editor, Planet Forward
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.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
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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Digital Editor, Planet Forward
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.

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