Storyfest 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STORYFEST 2019 WINNERS!

Grand prize winners will travel with Planet Forward and Lindblad Expeditions for an unrivaled expedition to the legendary and unique ecosystems of the Galápagos Islands in August 2019, and report on the unparalleled stories found there.

- ARTICLE:  Peter Jurich, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 'Gross' and unpopular, but dumpster diving can help the planet

- MULTIMEDIA / PHOTO ESSAY: Vicki Deng, Reed College. The unseen heroes to our plastic waste

- PODCAST: Guy Ginsberg, The George Washington University. Resilience Ep. 1 - How electric vehicles are making Costa Rica more resilient

- SHAREABLE / SHORT VIDEO: Terrius Harris, University of Mississippi. Conservation meditation

- VIDEO: Ellen Wang, The George Washington University. How we can get a handle on food waste

- FAN FAVORITE: Haley Knighten & Christina Trexler, University of Arkansas. Environmental STEMinism

George Washington University
Mundo Verde, a bilingual elementary school in NW D.C., prides itself on being a "green" school. One way they encourage this is to provide children with sustainable meals.

Judy Hogan, 81, is an environmental activist and author. (Photos by Emma Tobin/UNC-Chapel Hill)

UNC Chapel Hill
Judy Hogan is an 81-year-old environmental activist and writer who has been fighting issues of environmental justice in Chatham County, N.C. for decades, and is now taking on coal ash dumping with little community support.

Many of this mall's tenants left after the anchors stores closed at The Mall at the Source in Westbury, New York. (Creative Commons)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The decline of shopping malls is a result of online shopping and the need for instant gratification.
Eckerd College
The Eckerd College Reduce Single-Use project has developed a guide for colleges and universities looking to break free from single-use plastic.
The George Washington University
The idea of this podcast is to motivate listeners to make changes in their daily lives and in the world by focusing on the progress we have made since the initial acknowledgement of the threats of climate change.
Sewanee University
Amigos del Mar educates youth about how pollution on the island of Tierra Bomba plays in the destruction of their essential marine ecosystems off the coast of mainland Cartagena.
The George Washington University
The plastic industry boomed after World War II. But it didn’t take long for reality to sink in. Plastics were polluters. So now what?
SUNY ESF
Food waste is a huge problem not only in the United States but around the world. Insects have been used to help mitigate food waste in two ways; breaking down food waste and re purposing it and using it to feed humans.
State University of New York School of Environmental Science and Forestry
A look at oil spills and the regulations that resulted from the environmental disasters.

(Photo courtesy of Good of the Hive)

The George Washington University
Artist and advocate Matthew Willey is painting a mural above the Great Ape House at the Smithsonian National Zoo to raise awareness about honey bee health.

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