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The Florida Everglades

The Everglades play an important part in the water cycle of South Florida. (U.S. National Park Service)

Planet Forward Reporter | SUNY Purchase
Florida's population is growing — and so is its demand for water. What can the Sunshine State do to bolster its freshwater reserves and restore balance to its ecosystem?
Potomac river at sunset.

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The George Washington University
The Potomac Riverkeeper Network will expand its water quality monitoring and move towards a cleaner river with the acquisition of the Sea Dog boat and launch of the Swimmable Potomac Campaign.

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Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
As you pack up for your next trip to the beach, the last thing you want to think about is microplastic. Yet, the issue remains. Challenge yourself to reduce plastic waste with these simple swaps.

President Obama visits the Grand Canyon in 2009 with park rangers. (Pete Souza/White House)

George Washington University
Working in the federal government reminded me of why implementing large-scale change can be so frustrating yet still so worthwhile.

These types of water bottle refill stations can prevent the use of thousands of disposable water bottles every year. (GW Housing)

The George Washington University
Hundreds of student-athletes across 27 sports at The George Washington University call the Charles E. Smith Center home. With so much foot traffic, the potential for sustainable practice is colossal.
The George Washington University
The power of critical thinking applied to your plate may have surprising ramifications.
George Washington University
When it comes to vegan “meats,” the label alone can ignite murmurs of repulsion. However, a product gaining popularity at the market is out to change both meat-eaters’ and vegans’ ideas of meat replacements. 
Northwestern University
More than 200 D.C.-area teens called for climate policy action Friday morning, skipping school to participate in a global climate strike started by Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg.

An electric vehicle charges at a public charging station in Chicago. How much of the electricity is produced by renewable sources depends on the utility company providing it. (Brady Jones/MEDILL)

Northwestern University
Driving an electric vehicle plays a critical role in reducing CO2 emissions, but the impact of this reduction is diminished if the electricity comes from fossil fuels. Brady Jones of Medill reports.

The Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program solar microgrid project at Fort Hunter Liggett in California is managed by the Sacramento District. (John Prettyman/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

George Washington University
A closer look at Lilker EMO Energy Solutions LLC, a sustainable energy consulting firm in Falls Church, Virginia, that is helping lead America's energy transformation.

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