Sustainability

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.
View of Earth from Messenger

(NASA)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
As we experience the repercussions of environmental damage, it is easy to dwell on the negatives. But every action and policy people have worked for pays off! Here are six environmental achievements showing ways humanity has not let us down.
Tequile native spins thread

A Tequile native spins thread. (Isabella Zambrano/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
The story I am telling does not belong to me, it belongs to the people on the island of Taquile, Peru. This story map tells of the concept of "El Buen Vivir" and how it breaks the ideas that some countries may have about sustainability. 
scooters on the sidewalk

A row of Lime scooters ready for public use in Austin, Texas. (Luis Tamayo/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Despite drawing ire from some, pay-by-ride electric scooters are rapidly gaining popularity in urban areas across the country, creating a greener option for getting around town. 
Buds on tamarisk trees

Tamarisk trees provide nesting habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatchers in Arizona. (Photo by Rachel Charlton/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. A 20-year-old federal decision to use a beetle to slow the spread of an invasive shrub is hurting an endangered songbird.
Puffins in Maine

Two Atlantic Puffins on Maine's Eastern Egg Rock. (Photos by Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
The beloved Atlantic Puffin is a symbol of conservation success. After the birds disappeared from islands along the coast of Maine, victims of feather hunters, biologist Stephen Kress restarted colonies using innovative techniques.

Planet Forward students toured Bayer's research gardens as a part of our trip. But we happened to visit when the facility was open to everyone through an annual event called "Field Days," where they focus on communicating about agriculture to both educate and demystify the process. (Planet Forward)

Kansas State University
Sustainability and food used to be separate conversations. In the next story in the series, Kansas State's Olivia Bergmeier explores how sustainable ag is now a joint conversation — and both consumers and producers are talking together.
Overflowing dumpsters

Here's an unpopular, but environmentally friendly habit that can prevent food waste and reduce the amount of waste that heads to the landfill: Dumpster diving. And, surprise! You might also make some money doing it. (Photos by Peter Jurich/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
My partner and I have been dumpster diving for a little over a year now. It sounds gross — and it certainly can be — but we've found mostly benefits to this uncommon practice.
Mark Lichtenstein on a boat in Brazil

Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is shown here while exploring the Amazon river outside Manaus, Brazil, with Planet Forward in June 2017 for our Storyfest storytelling expedition. (Hannah Dale/Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry sustainability expert Mark Lichtenstein discusses the social equity aspect of sustainability, which is often overlooked when discussing environmentalism.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Plattsburgh
Marine group works with ports to provide cleaner air and waterways through voluntary environmental certification program, offering economic and community benefits.

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