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EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, right, vowed to “reinject science” into federal climate policy in a conversation with Planet Forward Founder Frank Sesno, left, at the 2021 Planet Forward Summit.

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
The Planet Forward Summit drew students and experts from across the country, and around the world, to consider actions needed to address and communicate climate change.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Planet Foward announces the six winners of the Planet Forward Storyfest 2021 student storytelling competition. 

(Glory Jacquat/Franklin & Marshall College)

Franklin & Marshall College
The problems that arise from single-species environmental campaigns and how to protect the environment through a more holistic approach.
Tuskegee University
These four places and events illustrate how environmental racism has become the rule — not the exception — for minorities everywhere. 
Eckerd College
This short film follows Christyna Reagan as she runs her campaign, Planet over Plastic, which aims to hold corporations, such as Whole Foods, accountable for their plastic waste.
University of California, Berkeley
"Color The Water" centers on a recently graduated University of Southern California student who is part of the organization, Color The Water, a nonprofit that gives people of color free surfing lessons as a means of healing.
The George Washington University
The aquatic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has slaughtered hundreds of amphibian species globally.
Franklin & Marshall College
In Washington D.C., urban agriculture organizations are finding innovative methods to provide food access to Black residents and inspire systemic change.

California farmworkers have had to endure heatwaves, wildfires and a pandemic that continues to spread during peak harvest season for almonds and wine grapes. (Photo courtesy of UFW/United Farm Workers)

Arizona State University
The race to deliver fresh foods during peak harvest season means farmworkers are facing the threats of climate change acceleration and COVID-19.
Arizona State University
Water is a precious commodity that’s scarce in many places across the U.S. but even more so in rural Native American communities like the Navajo Nation, where a virus that requires hand-washing has taken a heavy toll.

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