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

Tributary of the Lower Jordan River in the Kidron Valley. The tributary flows all year round due to sewage runoff.

George Washington University
EcoPeace Middle East is working to protect the Jordan River through religion and faith-based engagement.
George Washington University
Taking a look at DC's new electric bus fleet to see if it's the "ride of the future."
University of Wisconsin, Madison
A solution to the negative environmental impacts of shipping food around the world, such as carbon emissions, is to eat food naturally grown in a closer proximity to where you live.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Despite the devastating impacts of colonization, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians have persevered in restoring their ecosystem and culture. Learn how the Kashia have lived in and managed the Sonoma County coastal environment for centuries.

From Andapa, the distant peaks of Marojejy National Park tower in the northeast, while a view to the southwest mounts Madagascar National Park’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Reserve on the horizon. Both parks are pockets of intact primary forest which house incredible biodiversity. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Surrounded by protected forest, residents of Ambodivohitra and land managers at the World Wildlife Foundation reveal how commodity crops and wood use affect on-the-ground conservation practices in the rainforests of northeast Madagascar.
UC Berkeley
Citizen science gives people of all ages the chance to participate in research and re-discover the most curious parts of themselves.
George Mason University
James Mwenda climbs into the passenger seat of our Land Cruiser, a bushel of carrots swinging from his hand. “Jambo,” he says, flashing us a wide smile. “Ready to go?” When first welcoming our student group to Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s Endangered... Read More
Black-bellied plover
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
This story uses humor and shocking images to convey the dangers plastic pollution imposes on shorebird species.
The importance of sustainable condoms
The importance of sustainable condoms
The George Washington University
Sustainable condoms are better for both your body and the environment.

In January, Berkeley, Calif., passed a 25-cent tax on disposable cups. (Miriam Gordon)

George Washington University
Recycling is not the answer — not anymore. Here's how a circular economy can both reduce waste and lessen the climate crisis — and why we need to change our mindset now.

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