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SUNY Plattsburgh
This episode introduces a short series of interviews about the flooding issue in the Lake Champlain basin.
Denver Nuggets mascot shows off a new aluminum cup

Denver Nuggets mascot, Rocky, shows off Ball’s new aluminum cup, which launched at Denver's Pepsi Center this fall as a replacement for plastic cups. (Ball Corporation handout)

SUNY College at Brockport
Ball Corporation takes on replacing the ubiquitous plastic cup at sports venues with aluminum, helping reduce waste and, at CU-Boulder, work toward their plastic-free goals.

Mario Arvelo, Committee on World Food Security Chair, speaks at the introductory session to kick off day one of CFS 46. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
The cool thing about traveling with people you don’t know is the opportunity to figure out who you really are, or at least who you want to be. You can realign with your beliefs and opinions about whatever is going on in the world.

The First Lady of Colombia, María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval (third from left), and director of nutrition at the World Food Programme, Lauren Landis (second from the right), are panelists for the session "Innovation and Agroecology: A Path to Sustainability" at CFS 46. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Mississippi
Technology has touched every sector and aspect of humankind and the food sector is no different. The digital invasion in the agricultural industry is underway. However, these “intruders” are bringing positive changes.
Misericordia University
For my first project as a Planet Forward Correspondent, I decided to sit down and chat about recycling with my good friend Gardyney Deshommes, a GLNS major at Misericordia University.
SUNY-ESF
Everyone must purchase goods and services. If environmental costs were factored into these purchases then everyone would have a quasi-interaction with nature.
George Washington University
What does it mean to live on the Galápagos Islands? Of all places in the world, this should be a place where natural ecosystems are preserved, and humans and wildlife must coexist.

Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, speaks with Planet Forward founder at the GW School of Media and Public Affairs on Nov. 21, 2019. (PlanetForward.org)

Director, Planet Forward
As communicators, how can we persuade voters on the urgency of climate change — especially as we head into a major election year? What would another four years of a Trump presidency mean for the environment?
A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, AZ

A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, Arizona, a census-designated place on the Navajo Nation in February 2011. (Martin Pulido/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
The Navajo Nation reservation in the southwest United States has only 13 grocery stores for more than 300,000 people. With so few full-service grocery stores, the reservation is a food desert on a massive scale.
George Washington University
With people like Jana Fonda, Greta Thunberg, and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez supporting climate legislation, Capitol Hill has been hectic. As an intern for a climate crisis committee, this unique experience has shaped my view on bipartisanship.

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