Featured at the 2016 Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities

Open Dates: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The 2016 Summit was all about telling the story of our cities. Here are some of the amazing, student-made stories we shared at the event. 

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Planet Forward
Attendees at the 2016 Planet Forward Sustainable Cities Summit weighed in on what we can do right now to make cities more sustainable, reminding us that complicated problems require many solutions.    
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Video Intern
What do you when 30-40% of America's food supply goes to waste? Learn how the Food Recovery Network at the University of Maryland combats one of the environment's biggest threats. — Sara Merken and Kira Sommer    
Purdue University
The world is facing a growing crisis. The global population continues to increase and we need to find a way to feed them.
Sewanee: University of the South
Homelessness. How can Urban Sustainability exist with part of the community living with out the stability of a home. Nashville Tennessee's Green Street Church of Christ has joined the growing national trend of tiny homes for the homeless.    
The George Washington University
While seemingly simple, the Cambi thermal hydrolysis is an essential method to helping sustainable cities. The UN estimates that by 2050 70% of the human population will be living in cities. This number becomes problematic, because urban soils lack... Read More
The George Washington University
The 11th Street Bridge Park is a unique development project that is focused on the community and the preservation of the Anacostia River.      
The George Washington University
Compost Cab offers an urban option for people who want to be a part of earth's life cycle.
Tougaloo College-Jackson State University
Saving Our Farms, Saving Our Families highlights the obesity and chronic disease disparities in Mississippi and what two local innovators are doing to bring about change in the area of urban farming and public health.
Middlebury College
The pending reintroduction of passenger rail to Middlebury, Vermont, paves the way for a rural college town to be linked by public transit to New England and the rest of the region.
George Washington University
Rooftop Roots is a local D.C. organization that gives food to residents and visitors at local food banks. Their goal is to reinvest in the local food chain and reconnect people to their food, by harvesting community gardens.

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