Planet Forward gets submissions from students, inventors, businesses, researchers - all kinds of people with great ideas to move the planet forward. Here are some of the best our staff have seen, with updates on where the projects are now.
EDITOR’S PICK: The average dairy cow produces 148 pounds of manure per day. With 45,000 dairy cows, North Carolina has an annual manure production of 6 billion pounds. What if that waste could be used to power a house? We’re talking about manure... Read More
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Editor's Pick: As the weather begins to cool down, we will begin turning up the heat and grabbing our blankets and hats to try to stay warm. What if there was a more sustainable and cost-effective way to keep our homes warm in the winter season?
What if you had to boil your milk every time you wanted a bowl of cereal? That's the reality in some parts of India, but MIT scientists have a cool idea that is changing the situtation.
Can good vibrations power our future? If you don't know what piezoelectric energy is, jump around--you just created it.
If you want sustainable design in the world, you first need a school that teaches designers how to think sustainably. The Pratt Design Incubator is doing just that.
The Pennsylvania State University
What's greasing the wheels of your elevator? If you're at Penn State, it could be something surprisingly edible.
This week we take a look at an idea for solar panels that can spray right onto your existing windows - turning your whole building into a solar array.