Green Living

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
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.
Planet Forward Correspondent | 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. 

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. 

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