Storyfest 2016

Grand Prize Winners:

Blooming Biosolids - Jesse Gurney, The George Washington University

Smart Floating Farms - Javier F. Ponce, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia​

Fighting Food Waste: The Food Recovery Network - Kira Sommer and Sara Merken, The George Washington University 

Honorable Mentions:

VertiKale - Hannah Abell and Oswin Chackochan, Purdue University

Saving Our Farms, Saving Our Families - Andre Carter and R'Myni Watson, Tougaloo College-Jackson State University

Rooftop Roots: Helping a Community Grow through its Garden - Ilana Creinin, Danielle Baglivo and Sophie Martin, The George Washington University

Our Fan Favorite social media contest winner:

Composting: An Urban Option - Sophie Kaplan, The George Washington University

Our other finalists were: 

To Reverse Global Warming - Shelby Thomas, The University of Florida

DC Streetcar: Washington's Answer to a Surging Urban Population - Connor Farry, The George Washington University

Sky High: Rooftop Farming and Urban Sustainability - Eric Abramson, The George Washington University

We Photographed Ugly Food to Challenge Wasteful Beauty Standards - Halley Rose Meslin and Natsuko Mazany, Indiana University

11th Street Bridge Park - Yuval Lev, The George Washington University

Thanks again to everyone who entered — there was some really tough competition. We look forward to seeing the amazing stories produced over the next year — for Storyfest 2017!

(Photo by Vicki Francis/Department for International Development)

The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Video Intern
The quality and quantity of the international water supply is an issue that impacts every individual on a global scale, specifically in the context of urban societies and the human rights sphere.
University of Florida
Taking sustainability courses at the University of Florida, I learned how much of an impact our youth has on the future of our planet.
University of Florida
There is an immense level of vulnerability for the participants in urban, public markets.
Purdue University
The world is facing a growing crisis. The global population continues to increase and we need to find a way to feed them.
The George Washington University
The George Washington University has begun adding green roofs to it's existing buildings and incorporating them into new building designs to help keep storm water on site.
Sewanee: University of the South
Thrive 2055 is a citizen-led, public-private endeavor to engage people from across the 16-county, tri-state Chattanooga region to make the most of our economic opportunities while preserving what we love about our home communities.
Sewanee: University of the South
Human Health is the basis of urban sustainability. Mental stability is no exception.
Sewanee: University of the South
Homelessness. How can Urban Sustainability exist with part of the community living with out the stability of a home. Nashville Tennessee's Green Street Church of Christ has joined the growing national trend of tiny homes for the homeless.    
The George Washington University
This video gives you a glimpse at the work of Rooftop Roots, an organization that grows produce on the rooftops of buildings throughout the DMV.      
The George Washington University
While seemingly simple, the Cambi thermal hydrolysis is an essential method to helping sustainable cities. The UN estimates that by 2050 70% of the human population will be living in cities. This number becomes problematic, because urban soils lack... Read More

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