Politics & Policy

Not just talk: policy leads to law which leads to action, but the politics behind going green are complicated.

The First Lady of Colombia, María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval (third from left), and director of nutrition at the World Food Programme, Lauren Landis (second from the right), are panelists for the session "Innovation and Agroecology: A Path to Sustainability" at CFS 46. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Mississippi
Technology has touched every sector and aspect of humankind and the food sector is no different. The digital invasion in the agricultural industry is underway. However, these “intruders” are bringing positive changes.

Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, speaks with Planet Forward founder at the GW School of Media and Public Affairs on Nov. 21, 2019. (PlanetForward.org)

Executive Director, Planet Forward
As communicators, how can we persuade voters on the urgency of climate change — especially as we head into a major election year? What would another four years of a Trump presidency mean for the environment?
SUNY ESF
This podcast examines the lead exposure in the pediatric population of Syracuse and it's harmful effects!
SUNY ESF
insight into the annual phenomena of smog from the perspective of an environmental studies student.
Assistant Editor, Planet Forward
Hosted by Planet Forward and the School of Media & Public Affairs, Frank Sesno led the conversation with the president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and moderated a battery of audience questions.

A science classroom in Evanston Township High School where Marla Isaacs, a biology teacher, encourages respectful conversations when teaching about climate change, no matter what their opinion is. (Natalie Chun/Northwestern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
“It's just a statement,” teacher Anna Kraftson said of climate change. “There's data. It's not like ‘I believe in this’ or ‘I don't believe in this.’"
SUNY College at Brockport
With the clock ticking on preserving the planet, leaders at the local level are taking the threat seriously and tackling energy issues to create a positive change that will benefit future generations. 
Cal State LA
Youth leader and climate activist Ruth Miller talks the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Sept. 21 event.
SUNY Plattsburgh
In this podcast, Correspondent Charles Olsen discusses the experience of organizing the youth climate strike from the perspective of a few of the young organizers.
Greta Thunberg at the Climate Strike in New York

Greta Thunberg on Friday, Sept. 20, during her closing speech for the Climate Strike in New York. (Elina Mariutsa/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
With the goal of motivating world leaders, young people have drawn universal attention to global warming in ways that decades of scientific progress could not. 

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