Sustainability

Energy awareness: A pocket sized solution
Energy awareness: A pocket sized solution
SUNY Plattsburgh
With Utility Smart, you can track how you throw out trash and recycling, or how high you set your thermostat during the winter. It compiles the data and helps you learn about how your choices impact the environment.
Sustainable consumerism

One man's trash; another man's treasure. The movement to reclaim urban space in New York City inspired communities to start recycling, sourcing their food locally, reusing and re-purposing their waste and the "garbage" of others. (Shandra Furtado/Planet Forward)

The George Washington University
Today we see a lot of differences between rural and urban communities, which distract us from environmental issues, but why not examine the common sustainable ingenuity arising out of the simple will to survive anywhere?
Syracuse University
In this sneak peek of my podcast Portraits of Plants, help build your relationship with the natural world by learning more the plants growing right outside your door.
Milkweed seed bomb

Emma Percy uses milkweed seed bombs to support native flora and fauna growth in Albert, New York. Milkweed is a native species and an important food source for the Monarch Butterfly. (Pixabay)

Syracuse University
Warrior-artist Emma Percy uses environmentally inspired art to reconnect people and the planet. Through the use of "guerrilla gardening" seed bombs, Percy challenges the culture of separation between man-made and natural. 
Together We Start

Purin Phanichphant uses interactive art to personalize the issue of climate change for viewers and create a lasting impact in their lives. 

UC Berkeley
Interactive artist Purin Phanichphant shows through his work that the way we communicate ideas is critical to creating an impact.
bear ears

A part of the 1.35 million acre Bear Ears National Monument (Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Mangement/ Creative Commons)

Seattle, WA
A major policy focus of Theodore Roosevelt was to preserve the natural beauty the United States, but that legacy is challenged by President Trump and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. 
George Washington University
The Trump administration recently rescinded a 2011 ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in National Parks, which data show worked to prevent waste.
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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward's student storytelling expedition to the Amazon gave us an inside look at the dense population of diverse insects and birds. Find out what we and the ecologists at Camp 41 saw on our trek through the Amazon this summer. 
The George Washington University
I traveled this summer to Bangladesh with CARE. It quickly became clear that strong women are everywhere, and it would be important to keep an open mind during this trip.
(Video by Haley Velasco/Medill News Service)
(Video by Haley Velasco/Medill News Service)
Northwestern University
On Aug. 12, events were held worldwide from Nepal to Canada in honor of World Elephant Day, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of Asian and African elephants due to habitat loss and poaching.

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