Planet Forward Storyfest 2017 Entries

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Alumin8 bins will be place around the campus for students to donate.

Alumin8 bins will be placed around UNL's campus for students to donate. (Photo courtesy of Alumin8)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Alumin8, an organization founded by students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is working to repurpose aluminum cans and donate the repurposed objects to local shelters.
Miriam's Kitchen is changing soup kitchen culture.
Miriam's Kitchen is changing soup kitchen culture.
The George Washington University
Soup Kitchens traditionally just feed their guests, but Miriam's Kitchen has taken significant steps in helping the homeless beyond just food.
Restoring a gem of Central New York.

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
GW Capital Partners Solar Project
GW Capital Partners Solar Project
The George Washington University
In an effort to reduce carbon footprints, GW partners with Duke Energy Renewables, American University, and the GWU Hospital to incorporate solar power into its facilities.
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.

(Photo courtesy Chris Palmer)

American University
Students at American University are using filmmaking as a tool to raise awareness about preserving and fostering vital ecosystems.
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. 
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.
Anahi Hurtado Bike-Sharing Video
Anahi Hurtado Bike-Sharing Video
George Washington University
Bike-sharing is a great idea that is not being used enough.

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