Green Living

Feeling stressed? A Japanese study that found just looking at plants reduced stress and fear. (Ffion Atkinson/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the current pandemic. Here are some simple ways you can make an impact on the environment from the safety of your home. 
George Washington University
Research published by PLOS One on March 20 poses a challenge to Sustainable Development Goal 3 as findings suggest that higher temperatures decrease the quality of our mental health.
George Washington University
While a silver lining of the global pandemic, improved air quality, is making headlines across the media, the darker shadow behind this story is the impact past exposure to air pollution has on our bodies’ responses to the coronavirus.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
On this week's Healthy You podcast, host Frank Sesno speaks with Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director of the D.C. Department of Health. She shares why D.C.'s location makes reopening more complex than other jurisdictions.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
One of the world’s leading experts on online misinformation, media editor for BuzzFeed News, Craig Silverman joins the podcast this week with tips on finding credible sources.

Photographed in the forests of Palawan, a Philippine pangolin pup nudges its mother, rolled up in a protective ball. (Gregg Yan/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
Pressuring governments to issue bans and closures of wet markets could prevent the emergence of infectious disease. But it does not solve the widespread issue of bushmeat circulation between hunters and their families.
Photos courtesy GWU
Founding Director, Planet Forward
Dr. James Phillips, chief of disaster and operational medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences discusses the reality of reopening the country without widespread testing available.

For the physical component of my Senior Capstone Project, I designed a field guide booklet that provides designers with a basic understanding surrounding sustainability as well as outlines ways designers can advocate for sustainable solutions within their own projects.

George Washington University
There's much to unpack within the sustainability movement of design, and it’s becoming increasingly important for designers to open dialogues surrounding what role they play in this movement.

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.
gold mine water pollution

Ecosystem destruction, such as this pollution from a gold mine, is a primary driver of zoonotic disease reproduction and transmission. Natural ecosystems act as a buffer zone, preventing spillover of certain pathogens from animals to people.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
While much about the future remains uncertain, we do know this is not the last pandemic we'll face. And if we want to prevent future pandemics, we need to focus on the impact of humans on our environment.

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