Storyfest 2020

Congratulations to our Storyfest 2020 finalists:

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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!

Carleton College
How the Macaw Society is saving an iconic tropical species, and training a new generation of conservationists, too.
Middlebury College
In 2019, Middlebury College created a visionary set of goals. Now cow poop and food waste have the ability transform a college campus.

(Courtesy of Everett Bloom).

The George Washington University
Light pollution caused by cities’ usage of artificial light creates a halo in the night sky that can be visible for miles to come. In 2016, 80% of the world — and 99% of the United States and Europe — lived under skyglow, an artificially brightened... Read More
Arizona State University
Monarch populations have declined steeply in the past decades, but to reverse the trend, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies instituted the Western Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan, a 50-year effort to help the monarchs bounce... Read More
George Washington University
Potable reuse, or recycled water people can drink, can both conserve and generate clean water. So why aren't more cities utilizing this as a part of their water treatment plans?

An example of what Highland Park, Michigan's solar-powered streetlights look like. (Image courtesy of Soulardarity)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
When the streetlights in Highland Park, Michigan, went dark one night in 2011, the community came together with a solution to keep their streets safe — and launched a larger vision for the city.
Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
This piece reflects my desire to savor the world, and to enjoy the profound experiences that make up this unique place. 
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
A true story of the fear and sadness that comes with living in the Amazon rainforest.

Marina Minic, UW-Madison junior enjoying a locally-grown apple from Madison's Late Winter Market. (Molly DeVore/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
A University of Wisconsin-Madison program for beginning dairy and livestock farmers is teaching sustainable agricultural practices, which can both help students find an economic niche and benefit the environment.
Wind turbines in Lubbock, Texas
Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Texas is known nationwide as being home to cotton, cattle, and oil booms. But renewable energy industries are quickly gaining popularity in the state.

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