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Raw, boiled, fermented, alive, fluorescent, it's all edible, mostly. (Illustration by Michaela Compo/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
An exploration of the untapped value of cephalopods and algae in a sustainable seafood diet.

(Greta Hardy-Mittell/Carleton College)

Carleton College
When the idea for a reusable container program was pitched last fall, no one could have guessed that a year later, the campus would be overflowing with the green containers — or that we'd be in the middle of a pandemic.
Photo by Alexandr Podvalny

(Alexandr Podvalny/Unsplash)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, focus on community-based solutions to improving food access during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Customers walk through the Dupont FRESHFARM Market in Washington, D.C., which has been open throughout the pandemic under public health restrictions. (Lizzie Stricklin/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
Deemed essential services, D.C. farmers markets have remained open since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – but in order to keep vendors, staff and customers safe, markets have had to make sudden changes.
The George Washington University
Plus size women are defaulting to fast fashion because sustainable brands won't make clothing in their size. Online thrifting is one solution, but it has a long way to go.
Smoke plume and evacuation from the 2018 Woolsey Fire

The smoke plume from the fast-moving Woolsey Fire encroaching on Malibu on Nov. 9, 2018, as residents evacuate along the Pacific Coast Highway. (Cyclonebiskit/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
California's wildfires get worse year after year. Air quality, home evacuations, structure damage, and a whole host of issues plague the state each year. And none of us are surprised.

The Cedars of God (‎Arz ar-Rabb "Cedars of the Lord") is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon Cedar, Cedrus libani, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon. (Paul Saad/Creative Commons 2.0)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
The cultural and ecological significance of cedar trees in Lebanon are at risk by the human negligence and anthropogenic climate change. It will take the work of grassroots organizations to work on conservation and restoration.

(Cate Twining-Ward/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
Moving to Copenhagen has made me realize that instead of constantly evaluating my personal habits, perhaps I should be more critical of the systems which ultimately shape society’s collective impact.

Taiwan High Speed Rail trial run in June 24th, 2006 (Wikimedia Commons).

The George Washington University
The question isn't if the U.S. should implement HSR: the question is how.
Future 500
There’s no denying that climate is a polarizing political issue. Here are 10 ideas on how environmentalists can beat the power brokers and save the planet.

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