Renewable Energy

We're going to run out of any kind of fossil fuels, so we need to move on to a renewable source.

SUNY-Plattsburgh
As the world continues to urbanize, there is increasingly becoming a higher need for green, sustainable architecture. One striking example of this is Parc Frederic-Back in Montreal.
Robert Rosner and Suzet McKinney stand on either side of the Doomsday Clock, which reads "It is 100 seconds to midnight."

Robert Rosner, left, chair of the Bulletin Science and Security Board, and board member Suzet McKinney unveil the time on the Doomsday Clock at a Zoom news conference on Jan. 27. Rosner is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and McKinney is CEO and executive director of the Illinois Medical District. (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Northwestern University
Scientists sound the alarm on climate change and nuclear risk as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced the 2021 time for its historic clock, which counts down to a “midnight” apocalypse. Carlyn Kranking reports.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
In our latest episode with PBS's Peril and Promise, produced in association with ASU's Global Futures Laboratory, we meet two individuals looking to the sun for inspiration to move the planet forward.

New York restaurant, Blue Hill, was one of the first to prioritize ultra-local sourcing. (Lou Stejskal)

The George Washington University
To lower their environmental impact, restaurants are transitioning their operations to be more sustainable and climate friendly.

A view of the Danskammer Generating Station in Newburgh, N.Y., as seen from a train traveling on the other side of the Hudson River. (TomKonrad/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
Before COVID-19 hit, there was another global crisis impacting people’s health and economic security: climate change. Here's how three environmental organizations are fighting for their communities during a pandemic.
George Washington University
A seminar in Stockholm, which aims to be fossil fuel free by 2040, had this student examining the culture and lifestyle that has a much smaller emissions footprint per capita than we do in the United States.
Arizona State University
After the closing of Arizona's last coal mine, the Navajo Nation is investing in renewable energy. The Nation is looking to solar for the future.  
Arizona State University
Solar panels are a common way to generate renewable energy, but one company is using solar panels to pull water out of thin air.
Middlebury College
In 2019, Middlebury College created a visionary set of goals. Now cow poop and food waste have the ability transform a college campus.

An example of what Highland Park, Michigan's solar-powered streetlights look like. (Image courtesy of Soulardarity)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
When the streetlights in Highland Park, Michigan, went dark one night in 2011, the community came together with a solution to keep their streets safe — and launched a larger vision for the city.

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