Public Health

Polluted air and rivers have acute local health effects and changing rainfall and temperature patterns cause global disruptions in supplies of food and clean water. Learn what is being done to mitigate the impact.

A homeless encampment in Seattle from 2018. (David Lee/Flickr)

Seattle, WA
When I leave my apartment in the Chinatown neighborhood of Seattle I see lush green trees, the VA medical building sitting atop a hill, Mt. Rainer off in the distance, and a man with all of his possessions in a rundown van. 
George Washington University
I have always known that zero hunger is one of the 17 sustainability goals but I have never really known what that truly meant until now, having worked this semester with Martha's Table.

A sustainable development internship brings up an important question around sustainability of philanthropic efforts, such as supplying vitamins to NGOs: What happens when they run out of money? And, more importantly, how can we work more sustainably to avoid that? (Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
A sustainable development internship brings up an important question around sustainability of philanthropic efforts: What happens when they run out of money? And how can we avoid that?
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
These wanted posters will be used to target specific populations in the affected areas to encourage public participation in invasive species surveying & management.
George Washington University
Overpopulation has huge environmental implications, including the depletion of natural resources, pollution, and increased fossil fuel emissions. One solution may be a new, experimental birth control patch.

(Screen capture from www.wearefoundingfarmers.com)

George Washington University
Every player in the game should be trying to create a field more sustainable for the next, which is exactly what the Farmers Restaurant Group set out to do from day one. 
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
A community center in Madison, Wisc., provides important outdoor experiences for students who may not get them as often as they'd like.

Petcoke piles are stored at a Koch Bros. storage site on the Calumet River in Chicago, Illinois, in 2014. (Terry Evans)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Loyola University Chicago
Communities outside of Chicago stifled by BP's largest oil refinery are taking defiant steps to end its expansion of production—and dangerous emissions.

GW School of Medicine student Harleen Marwah at the UN-FAO in Rome. (Planet Forward)

George Washington University
Next in our four-part series, A Zero Hunger Future, GW School of Medicine student Harleen Marwah looks at the health sector’s role in the United Nations’ talks on achieving global food security.

(Ben_Kerckx/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
People choose not to compost for a variety of reasons, however we have tried to rebut all the major arguments against composting to show you how easy and impactful composting is.

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