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Vermont hiking trail (Famartin / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0))

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
High school student Lily Muhlbaum raised more than $10,000 in a fundraiser to fight environmental racism. She shares insight into what inspired her to act.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
When we find ourselves caught in a spiral of bad news, it can be difficult to do anything but shut down. We spoke with environmental communication professor Dr. Joanna Huxster about ways to avoid apocalyptic rhetoric and opt for hope.

Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, faced drastic customer reductions at the beginning of the pandemic, resulting in the closure of several stands, and yet most still endure. (Jared Kofsky/PlaceNJ.com/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
Why do people continue to go hungry in one of the wealthiest nations in the world? And what can we do about the food system to prevent this from happening?
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
We are thrilled to announce a new media partnership with WNET Public Media Group to launch a monthly digital video series focusing on key issues challenging the planet.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield talks about pressing community health threats, such as COVID-19, vaccine confidence, the opioid crisis, and more.

Uganda cob. (Pixabay)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
To prevent or at least forestall the next pandemic, we clearly have an obligation to examine and prevent the practices that promote close contact between humans and wildlife, particularly bushmeat hunting and deforestation.
Aquatic view from a Filipino jungle

Aquatic view from a Filipino jungle. (SparklingGirl/Pixabay)

The George Washington University
When I entered college as an international affairs major, the idea of reporting on the climate for a news outlet never really crossed my mind — until I attended the Planet Forward Summit.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
The pandemic has forced us to reconsider our relationship with the planet we call home. We sat down with global explorer and sustainability travel pioneer Sven Lindblad to discuss what it’s going to take to get back out in the world.
Smoke spreads from a factory to surrounding landscape.

(Photorama/Pixabay)

George Washington University
GW student Valerie Yurk reflects on lessons learned during her time as a environment reporting intern for The Guardian.

Darryl Fears is a Washington Post environmental reporter and 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner. (Photo illustration with photo courtesy Darryl Fears)

The George Washington University
Darryl Fears, a veteran Washington Post reporter who has been covering the environment for the past decade, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning work, and offers insight on the issue of racism in both newsrooms and conservation.  

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