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.

Panama’s goat-like cows graze along the road to Kalu Yala. (Emma Sarappo/Medill)

Northwestern University
One sustainable jungle town in Panama hopes to repopulate iguanas in their natural habitat and begin using them as an alternative meat source to cows in the tropics.
George Washington University
Urban trees need our help. One organization working in that area is Casey Trees, based in Washington, D.C.

Reading camp counselor Prisca, 23, teaches students outside of her community school in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. (Victoria Zegler/Save the Children)

George Washington University
Save the Children is using education to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
Planet Forward
Mandela Fellows Funmi Adebajo, Nana Boakye-Yiadom, and Rachel Kalera-Mhango shared their big ideas and the innovative ways in which they report and communicate.
Planet Forward
Planet Forward Founder Frank Sesno spoke with Katie Dotterer-Pyle, Shawn Lightfoot, and Chris Policinski about innovation at all levels, from farms to communities to corporations.

(Tony Webster/Creative Commons)

Electricity that we use in our everyday lives has a big impact on the environment.
MPH@GW, The George Washington University
Adaptation and preparedness for extreme weather and other adverse events related to climate change are more important now than ever — but are U.S. cities ready?
Planet Forward
Our Hidden Water Footprint Salon earlier this month brought together farmers, businesses, and storytellers to discuss solutions to the global water crisis. 

Thousands of sea turtles are killed by fishing nets each year.

The George Washington University
Bycatch, a topic you are not likely to hear in discussions of wasted food, is the non-target marine wildlife that is caught in fishing nets or on fishing lines and is then discarded either at sea or at port.
Kalu Yala is located in the Tres Brazos valley.

Kalu Yala is located in the Tres Brazos valley — a tropical frontier only an hour away from downtown Panama City. (Photo courtesy of Neil Palmer (CIAT)/Wikimedia Commons)

University of Colorado, Boulder
The Kalu Yala Institute, located outside of Panama City, is trying to develop the world’s most eco-friendly modern town by allowing college students to come practice design and promote sustainability.

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