Planet Forward Storyfest 2017 Entries

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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.
The Silent Slide
The Silent Slide
SUNY-ESF
In the summer of 2016, a team of researchers were dropped off by helicopter in the back-country of Denali National Park. Like many scientific undertakings, it did not go as expected... One member of the trip was Kyle Turchick. This video portrays... Read More
A PSA encouraging Washingtonians to ride bikes.
A PSA encouraging Washingtonians to ride bikes.
George Washington University
Riding bikes will reduce congestion and air pollution as well as make people lead healthier more active lifestyles.
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The environmental movement tends to portray humans as this evil parasite sucking the life from this world. I'm not arguing that humans aren't altering the earth at an alarming rate, but the issue is much more complicated than the way we portray it.

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.
Mobility for Sustainability
Mobility for Sustainability
GWU
A quick look at how using the metro can help people contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle. (All music in video from freemusicarchive.org)
Using the simple power of walking to give a city light
Using the simple power of walking to give a city light
George Washington University
Walking has never been a better option. Cities around the world have started to harness the power of pedestrian footsteps to light city sidewalks.

(Chrispopovic/Creative Commons)

SUNY-ESF
The best example of sustainability in action I know is the social network that is the bicycling community in my hometown of Pittsburgh.
Forgotten animals are still disappearing

Forgotten animals are still disappearing. (Luca Silveira/GWU)

The George Washington University
Endangered species are often overlooked as an environmental issue, however this infographic is meant to concisely show why this issue needs attention and how to take action in your day-to-day life.
Umpqua Community College
Oregon’s Port Orford Sustainable Seafood and the CS Fishery in the Port of Garibaldi are pioneering a new fishing model to revolutionize the way consumers think about the ethical and environmental impacts of the seafood they eat.

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