Sustainability

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University of Pennsylvania
Virtual ecotourism is an alternative to travel during the pandemic, as well as an option for better environmental conservation.
Northwestern University
Sustainable fashion is becoming increasingly popular, but what does it mean to be truly sustainable? This story explores the challenges in the sustainable fashion industry and how different companies are navigating them.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
In the time of the coronavirus pandemic, our unfounded fear of bats comes to a head. But they are vital part of a balanced ecosystem.
Smoke plume and evacuation from the 2018 Woolsey Fire

The smoke plume from the fast-moving Woolsey Fire encroaching on Malibu on Nov. 9, 2018, as residents evacuate along the Pacific Coast Highway. (Cyclonebiskit/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
California's wildfires get worse year after year. Air quality, home evacuations, structure damage, and a whole host of issues plague the state each year. And none of us are surprised.

Uganda cob. (Pixabay)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
To prevent or at least forestall the next pandemic, we clearly have an obligation to examine and prevent the practices that promote close contact between humans and wildlife, particularly bushmeat hunting and deforestation.

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg director Makoma Lekalakala speaks at the Madrid U.N. Climate Change Conference in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
In South Africa, a country with the world's largest wealth disparity, poor communities face daily environmental threats. Find out how environmental justice activists are chipping away at this inequality through grassroots efforts.

Feeling stressed? A Japanese study that found just looking at plants reduced stress and fear. (Ffion Atkinson/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the current pandemic. Here are some simple ways you can make an impact on the environment from the safety of your home. 

For the physical component of my Senior Capstone Project, I designed a field guide booklet that provides designers with a basic understanding surrounding sustainability as well as outlines ways designers can advocate for sustainable solutions within their own projects.

George Washington University
There's much to unpack within the sustainability movement of design, and it’s becoming increasingly important for designers to open dialogues surrounding what role they play in this movement.

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
This year, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day unfortunately won't be celebrated in the streets. But many organizations are planning huge events online. Here's a rundown of three creative ways to celebrate.

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