Politics & Policy

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

Political third-party logos

A sampling of political third party logos: Green Party (top left), Constitution Party (center left), Patriot Party (center right), Pirate Party (top right), Socialist Party (bottom left), Libertarian Party (center left), New Whig Party (center right), and Justice Party (bottom right). (Democracy Chronicles/Creative Commons)

Seattle, WA
The 2016 Presidential Election had more than 6.9 million Americans voting for a third party. As registered independents increase, what do these third parties look like, and what are their views on the environment? 

A poster for Caleb Q. Dyer for State Representative. (Photo courtesy Caleb Q. Dyer)

Seattle, WA
New Hampshire State Rep. Caleb Dyer is a 21-year-old libertarian in a state which the economy is reliant on carbon eminent forms of energy.

At the U.N. Climate Talks at COP22 in November 2016, U.S. and global youth gathered after Trump’s win and spoke about what his presidency would mean for global climate justice. (John Englart/Creative Commons)

Ithaca College
The problem that exists is not only about Trump’s trashing of a climate agreement and process. What happened is that the sustainer of the world order is disintegrating the world order.

In Pittsburgh, which famously was compared to Paris in President Trump's Paris Accord withdrawal speech, protesters gather weekly to share their views with Sen. Pat Toomey. On March 3 — even before the withdrawal announcement — their focus was the environment. (Mark Dixon/Blue Lens via Flickr)

SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry
After Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement, now what? What should Americans with a sense of concern and responsibility for global climate outcomes be focusing on?
Planet Forward
This is the first in our series of Expert Voices sharing their thoughts on how we move the planet forward following the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

President Donald Trump announces that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate change accord during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

Planet Forward
President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. What's next? Weigh in and tell us your story.

The turnout for the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Earth Day, wasn't hampered by the weather. (Planet Forward)

SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry
There are many ways to answer this question, but it's not what you might think.

Reading camp counselor Prisca, 23, teaches students outside of her community school in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. (Victoria Zegler/Save the Children)

George Washington University
Save the Children is using education to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
George Washington University
In the past few months, Democratic Attorneys General have emerged at the forefront of the anti-Trump resistance, making waves by racking up legal victories against the two travel ban executive orders.

(Sarah Afshar/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature of Sustainability
This essay provides an example of how sustainable patterns in nature can be used to understand sustainability in complicated human situations.

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