- Madeleine Achgill, University of Mississippi (Oxford, Mississippi)
- Sydney Greene, Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)
- Olivia Iannone, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Syracuse, New York)
- Jacob Lebel, Umpqua Community College (Roseburg, Oregon)
- Libby Leyden, University of California Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism
- Diana Marcum, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
- Darby McGlone, Sewanee: The University of the South (Sewanee, Tennessee)
- Kara Morgan, Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)
- Tim Palmieri, The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
- Riddhi Sarkar, American University (Washington, D.C.)
- Harrison Watson, Jackson State University (Jackson, Mississippi)
- Nathaniel Wiener, Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont)
Our Planet Forward Correspondents will be working closely with our experienced media team to produce six stories over the school year. They each will receive a travel grant to the 2017 Planet Forward Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 6-7, and will have VIP access at the Summit and other events. Finally, they will participate in a private Correspondent lunch with former CNN Washington Bureau Chief and Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno.
Look for some great stories from this talented team!