Storyfest 2020

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See all the 2020 Storyfest entries below - and don't forget to give your favorite pieces a thumbs-up. Every entry is in the running for our Fan Favorite Award!

SUNY ESF
insight into the annual phenomena of smog from the perspective of an environmental studies student.
SUNY ESF
My story concerns the expansion of the built environment and its possible effects on public health and socio-spatial inequality

A baby calf found while trekking in Ladakh, India. (Max Twining-Ward)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
I let my mind wander down the endless paths of what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. What I’ve realized is that all this worrying is doing far more harm than what I could be doing if I was doing anything but worrying.
The George Washington University
Here's some key information about the recent straw war, which was sparked by Trump's anti-environment campaign merchandise.
hand reaching for organic produce

Is organic always better than conventional produce? Here are five organic food myths debunked. (Creative Commons Public Domain)

The George Washington University
Organic food assumptions, fueled by marketing, are that organic cherries are more nutritious, safer, and healthier for me since organic farming is better for the environment. Is this the truth?
recycling conveyer belts

Recycling flows through Waste Management's CID Recycling & Disposal operation on Chicago's far southeast side in this 2015 image. (Chris Bentley/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Recycling used to be thought of as the answer to our waste problems. But rising recycling issues mean the U.S. has to change its strategies toward waste, reports a new survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

Eckerd College President Donald R. Eastman III, center, signs the "Break Free From Plastic" Pledge on Nov. 5, 2019. (Courtesy of Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Eckerd College President Donald Eastman III signed the Break Free from Plastic Pledge on Nov. 5, making it the first college in the United States to implement a comprehensive ban of unnecessary single-use plastics.

(Photos by Cate Twining-Ward/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
As a wildlife conservation intern at a chimpanzee sanctuary in Sierra Leone, I learned why conserving these creatures is important and how they are directly impacted by climate change.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Composting is one of the most attainable steps for people on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle, but many find the process intimidating. This inspiring podcast breaks down composting for you.

A science classroom in Evanston Township High School where Marla Isaacs, a biology teacher, encourages respectful conversations when teaching about climate change, no matter what their opinion is. (Natalie Chun/Northwestern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
“It's just a statement,” teacher Anna Kraftson said of climate change. “There's data. It's not like ‘I believe in this’ or ‘I don't believe in this.’"

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