Planet Forward Storyfest 2017 Entries

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Stan Johnson leads a workshop at Knoxville's Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development program. (SEEED Knoxville)

The George Washington University
“Nothing stops a bullet like a job,” is the last thing you might expect the director of a sustainability program to preach, but Stan Johnson, executive director of Knoxville’s Socially Equal Energy Efficiency Development program, believes that... Read More
George Washington University
Hungry Harvest is an organization that seeks to solve the problem of food insecurity with the opposing problem of food waste.

Dr. Stephen Carmody founded the Native Cultigen Project at Sewanee: The University of the South. (Photo courtesy Stephen Carmody)

Sewanee: University of the South
By understanding agricultural practices of those indigenous to this region, the Native Cultigen Project may be able to ignite a new wave of sustainable agriculture – one that looks to the past for solutions for the future.
Food Recovery Network at UMD, College Park
Food Recovery Network at UMD, College Park
The Food Recovery Network saves food that cafeterias throw out by packaging the leftovers each night and delivering them to shelters.
Greater Gombe Ecosystem Land Use Map

Greater Gombe Ecosystem Land Use Map (Madison Vorva/Pomona College)

Pomona College
An environmental science lesson, using GIS to explore the Jane Goodall Institute's conservation strategy in the Greater Gombe Ecosystem.

A moment with the forest.

Planet Forward Podcast
Robin Wall Kimmerer explains what modern society has to learn from a Native perspective.
PSA: Water pollution in the Potomac River
PSA: Water pollution in the Potomac River
The George Washington University
Through my Intro to Video Production class in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, I was able to film a public service announcement about water pollution in the Potomac River. 
Dr. William Powell works to restore the American chestnut
Dr. William Powell works to restore the American chestnut
SUNY ESF
Dr. William Powell of the SUNY College of Environment Science and Forestry is using genetic modification to restore what was once one of America's most valued natural resources. 
George Washington University
Josh Lasky took an alternative approach to sustainability education after his work experience and Cards Against Humanity inspired him to create the game Wilted Green to promote sustainability discussions through fun.
CTARA Workshop
Northeastern University
I interview a fellow NU student, Tavish Fenbert, working at CTARA, the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, a graduate program at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, in Mumbai, India, in the following podcast.

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