Planet Forward Storyfest 2017 Entries

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A moment with the forest.

Planet Forward Podcast
Robin Wall Kimmerer explains what modern society has to learn from a Native perspective.
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Northwestern University
As the pace of sea level rise accelerates around Puerto Rico, families are raising their furniture on milk crates and building second floors on their homes to adapt to the changes.
A solution to feeding the world.
A solution to feeding the world.
George Washington University
Precision farming is an innovative method that uses upcoming technology to help feed an extra 2+ billion people by the year 2050. 

View of the Cheonggyecheon's Riparian Area

University of Minnesota
The Cheonggyecheon stream project in Seoul, South Korea, provides an exciting glimpse into the possibilities of future urban design involving improved green space in cities.
SUNY ESF
By combining green solutions and community engagement with traditional water treatment methods, Save the Rain has put Syracuse on the cutting edge of a growing movement of environmentally conscious water management across the nation.
The importance of stream restoration
The importance of stream restoration
SUNY ESF
My story aims to spread this idea of stream restoration using a specific design, and to teach why stream restoration is important to our environment, and how different measures can be taken to restore a stream.
Society has perceptions of scientists; white lab coats, sitting in their labs, conducting research separate from the public realm. Yet, there is a human dimension to science.
This brunch is grown in the restaurant's basement.
This brunch is grown in the restaurant's basement.
The George Washington University
The creation of this urban microgreen farm and its dedicated partner, a sustainability-mindful pub/restaurant, took takes passion, dedication, innovation — and a good helping of risk. 
Jackson State University
Late in June 2016, I found myself tyrannized by the sweltering mid-morning heat of southern Alabama, as I joined members of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) on a trip to Baldwin County, Alabama, to witness a staggering site.

(Margaret Luzier / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
This article presents the issue of high blood lead levels within an impoverished community and offers an innovative solution for cleaning the water.

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