Planet Forward Storyfest 2017 Entries

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The lights are just as important
The lights are just as important
The George Washington University
We all go about our normal days not worrying about the lights. Before our days end, we always double check our locks, stoves, sinks, etc., but sometimes, we leave the lights on. The lights are just as important. 
Sustainable eating for a growing population
Sustainable eating for a growing population
GWU
By consuming less grain fed meats, especially beef, we can make sure there is enough land, water and food for a growing world population.
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. 
Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.
Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.
The George Washington University
Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.

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
This provides an alternate form of cheap transportation.
This provides an alternate form of cheap transportation.
George Washington University
Instead of calling a cab or Uber to go a mile and a half, it is much cheaper and environmentally-friendly to rent a bike right off the street to get there. You save money, prevent air pollution, and experience the city like never before.
Umpqua Community College
A group of natural builders was inspired to come to Standing Rock to help create permanent winterized structures for the water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, while also demonstrating sustainable alternatives to modern building.
Food
Food
The George Washington University
My video story focuses on food disparity in D.C. by focusing on Ward 7 which is a classified food desert.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Is agriculture inherently exploitative and destructive, or can we learn a new way from the traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous cultures?
How sustainable living can mitigate food waste
How sustainable living can mitigate food waste
The George Washington University
Food waste is a huge problem, socially and environmentally. George Washington University has a creative solution.

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