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!

The George Washington University
My infographic highlights the revolutionary changes that have taken place in the world of American football. NFL teams are tackling the energy deficiencies of aging professional football stadiums by implementing sustainable renovations.     
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
My idea focuses on the company Compost Cab, which provides residents  of the D.C. area with materials to put their food waste in bins, which Compost Cab picks up every week and takes the waste to a compost pile that is then turned into fertile soil.
The George Washington University
Washington D.C. used to have a well covered tree canopy. However, due to urbanization, tree coverage has decreased over the years from 50% to 35%. Casey Trees, a nonprofit in Washington D.C, has mobilized volunteers in order to attain a goal of 40%... Read More
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
MAGLEV TRAINS: An Environmentally Friendly, High Speed Solution 
The George Washington University
I made an info graphic about D.C.'s new ban on foam food container products. It describes why the ban is important and how it will help the sustainability of urban areas.       
George Washington University
What would you do if some of your favorite animals ceased to exist? With issues like the "sixth extinction," questions like this have to be asked. 
Ole Miss student
Ole Miss is in the process of building new energy efficient dorms on campus. By doing so, the school will save thousands.      
George Washington University
Kiran Bhatraju and Ryan Nesbitt created Arcadia Power two years ago. Their company has since grown exponentially and is powering the country with wind in all 50 states.

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