Green Living

Ellen Lawton
Founding Director, Planet Forward
COVID-19 is creating a financial crisis for families — including the inability to pay basic bills like mortgage or rent, car payments, and utility bills — which only adds to the global health emergency.
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz
Founding Director, Planet Forward
COVID-19 is impacting both Black and Brown communities disproportionately. This pandemic has brought attention to health disparities, specifically in the Latino population.

A baby zucchini grows beneath a yellow blossom. (Maja Dumat/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
The pandemic may have forced you into a new relationship with food. But the food that ends up on your plate has always traveled a complicated, exploitative, and convoluted path to get there.
Twitter teen activism

(Photo illustration by Matías Heitner)

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Gen Z has tools that past activists never had. The age of the internet emboldens teenagers profoundly, allowing us to spread our messages more quickly and extensively than previously was possible.
Helen Riess, M.D.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and social unrest, we are seeing people around the world be more sensitive and understanding to one another.

(Elina Mariutsa/Northeastern University)

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Climate change has always been a vital issue for Gen Z — but we also know we have the ability to make a difference. Learn more about me, my generation, and our ideas to change for good.
Learn how to reduce food waste, save money on groceries, and help the environment
Featured Contributor
Nearly a third of food is wasted at the household level and that eats into our own finances while damaging the environment. How can we fix this?

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg director Makoma Lekalakala speaks at the Madrid U.N. Climate Change Conference in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
In South Africa, a country with the world's largest wealth disparity, poor communities face daily environmental threats. Find out how environmental justice activists are chipping away at this inequality through grassroots efforts.

Thru-hiking the almost 2,200 mile-long Appalachian Trail is the challenge of a lifetime, but rewards are plentiful along the way. Outstanding views such as this one on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, await hikers ambitious enough to take the trek. (Photo courtesy of Audrey Aug)

Northwestern University
The 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail draws thousands every year to attempt a thru-hike. How are would-be hikers reacting to COVID-19 interfering with plans they've been working on for months — or years?
Founding Director, Planet Forward
In the midst of the pandemic, protests against racism and police brutality have swept across the country. Wendy Ellis, director of the Building Community Resilience Collaborative, shares the impact of certain policies in America.

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