Green Living

When the Cameron Peak Fire raged over the summer, it was obvious that the air quality was not safe in Northern Colorado. But air quality concerns aren't always as visually noticeable. (Photo by Jennifer Clary)

Colorado State University
How can we know if it’s safe to breathe the air that surrounds us?
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.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
When will we climb out of our COVID caves? It all depends on vaccine distribution. West Virginia's Krista Capehart, who helped with the state's distribution plan, discusses lessons learned and strategy.
Northwestern University
Global warming may make infectious diseases such as COVID-19 more widespread by changing disease progression and interaction among people, warn health and climate experts. Ester Wells reports for Medill.
The George Washington University
With the top 200 stadiums in the U.S. drawing nearly 181 million visitors annually pre-COVID, this placed a large strain on energy demands, water systems, and emitted gross amounts of greenhouse gases. 
Founding Director, Planet Forward
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us, but for none more than people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

New York restaurant, Blue Hill, was one of the first to prioritize ultra-local sourcing. (Lou Stejskal)

The George Washington University
To lower their environmental impact, restaurants are transitioning their operations to be more sustainable and climate friendly.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent Cate Twining-Ward has been working as a COVID-19 tester during the pandemic. Her experience has made her rethink consumables. (Photos courtesy Cate Twining-Ward/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
I can tell you, without a shred of uncertainty, that where I am today is just about the farthest from where I had expected myself to be a year ago.

(Photo by Hammer & Tusk/Unsplash)

University of Pennsylvania
Virtual ecotourism is an alternative to travel during the pandemic, as well as an option for better environmental conservation.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
Dr. David Broniatowski, the Associate Director of the George Washington University Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics, shares his research on the misinformation and disinformation around COVID.

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