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Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
The farmers market is, if anything, a quintessential unifier for communities. But this year, for many, it looked different.
Makeup display at the Take Care shop in Georgetown

A makeup display featuring all ethically sourced and produced items at Georgetown store, Take Care. (Margo H. Kaplan/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
To me, progress looks a lot like the contents of my makeup bag. And no, I don’t say that because I’ve finally mastered the perfect smokey eye.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
With a wave of COVID-19 infections plaguing the country, questions on what needs to be done in the coming months to save lives are at the forefront of national conversations.

A view of the Danskammer Generating Station in Newburgh, N.Y., as seen from a train traveling on the other side of the Hudson River. (TomKonrad/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
Before COVID-19 hit, there was another global crisis impacting people’s health and economic security: climate change. Here's how three environmental organizations are fighting for their communities during a pandemic.
George Washington University
100 community scientists flood Houston streets to track where it's the hottest in hopes to inform climate mitigation plans.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ecologists and epidemiologists have been predicting a pandemic like COVID-19 for years, revealing the deep-seated relationships between animal health, human health, and planetary health. 
San Deigo Bus coming into a stop.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | University of San Diego
The cornerstone of the 2021 regional plan is the “5 Big Moves”: Five overarching strategies to change the way San Diegans use transit — but these are contingent on a willingness to change the way they commute.

Raw, boiled, fermented, alive, fluorescent, it's all edible, mostly. (Illustration by Michaela Compo/George Washington University)

George Washington University
An exploration of the untapped value of cephalopods and algae in a sustainable seafood diet.
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, focus on community-based solutions to improving food access during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Customers walk through the Dupont FRESHFARM Market in Washington, D.C., which has been open throughout the pandemic under public health restrictions. (Lizzie Stricklin/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Deemed essential services, D.C. farmers markets have remained open since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – but in order to keep vendors, staff and customers safe, markets have had to make sudden changes.

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