Green Living

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.
straight road looking into the distance with storm clouds overhead

The road ahead for both COVID-19 and climate change is stormy, but with science and facts by our side we can find solutions to both.

Founding Director, Planet Forward
How can we apply the lessons we are learning now to the next looming threat — climate change — recognizing that it will, by necessity, take a back seat until the current health emergency and economic crisis subside?
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
This year, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day unfortunately won't be celebrated in the streets. But many organizations are planning huge events online. Here's a rundown of three creative ways to celebrate.

(Photo by Hana Hancock)

George Washington University
Even if we can't always make it outside, there are proven ways we can keep our spirits up during physical distancing.

In this episode we speak with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, who is a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. (George Washington University)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
Listen to Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno host a special COVID-19 series, "Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic," in partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Hundreds of Tucson residents are using green spaces during the pandemic like the Loop, a 131-mile paved bikeway that now sees hundreds of daily users. (Jake Meyers / University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Green spaces not only help cities mitigate and adapt to climate change; they can help residents cope with the shock of COVID-19.
New York City sinking
New York City sinking
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
My story is about my journey with painting and how New York City played a role in my perception of climate change.

(Photo by Cate Twining-Ward)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
Here are five easy, innovative, and free ways that students can reduce their impact on the environment right now, by using the technology that is at their fingertips.
George Washington University
Plastic bags are a problem. But are bag bans the solution? Here's the truth behind plastic, paper, and cotton tote bags.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Francis Wachira shows it is possible to end hunger and fight climate change through urban farming in Nairobi, Kenya.

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