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!

Shaylyn Warrior at the Lubbock, Texas, Climate March

Shaylyn Warrior at the Lubbock, Texas, Climate Strike. (Codi Clark/Texas Tech University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Despite growing up around the oil industry, Shaylyn Warrior talks about how she and others at the Lubbock, Texas, march think it's time the Southwest turns away from fossil fuel production.
Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike.

Melissa Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike. (Anne Orca/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida, joined the global call for climate action on Sept. 20. Eckerd College student Melissa Pielet has some thoughts on the practicality of implementing the change we so urgently need.

Tamia Parsons, 19, Sunrise Movement Coordinator for the Central New York Hub. (Lindsay Eberhart/SUNY-ESF)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
One week after the climate strike, I sat down with 19-year-old Tamia Parsons, a sophomore at Syracuse University and one of the leaders of the environmental movement in Central New York.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
With recent changes in U.S. public lands policy, how can individuals work to ensure land is conserved for public benefit and to protect habitat that helps combat the effects of climate change? The answer may lie in a conservation easement.

(Reed Hutton/Middlebury College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
How can we integrate everyone in outdoor recreation? It starts with positive changes in leadership — both coaches and role models.

(Photo by Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
DC's Youth Climate Strike on Friday, Sept. 20, showed the power children have in making their voices heard all while continuing to learn outside the classroom and ignite a movement of change for the environment.
Cal State LA
A longtime opponent of environmental advocacy, the personal politics of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro have made him an international liability. 

On a traditional milpa farm, rows of agave are interspersed with other crops: pitaya-bearing cacti and ramón trees. (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | American University
Milpa is a type of sustainable farming historically practiced by the Maya in the Yucatán and other parts of Mesoamerica. The milpas, planted with numerous crops for local consumption, are facing challenges from climate change.
Northwestern University
Several hundred animal rights activists joined similar groups around the world on Aug. 17, to protest cruelty to animals, marching from the White House to the Capitol. André Earls reports.

With its proximity to Arizona’s natural wonders and historical sites, Flagstaff is a primary destination for tourists coming to Arizona. (Conrad Romero/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Tourism continues to expand in Arizona, a boon for jobs and tax revenue, but the growth presents challenges to preserving the natural beauty drawing visitors to the state. Tim Royan reports.

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