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Northwestern University
As the COVID-19 pandemic increased the nationwide prevalence of common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, and Chicagoans turned to community gardening to counteract the symptoms last summer.
Infographic showing protein sequencing process and aquaculture components in New Zealand.

Click to expand. (Michaela Compo/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Paving the way for the future of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry, The Cawthron Institute is collaborating with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Wakatū Incorporation to study the native species of karengo.
George Washington University
This podcast introduces the idea of food representation, an addition to the Farm Bill that will turn food swamps and deserts into lush rainforest with diverse variety of accessible, nutritional foods.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
In this video essay, Planet Forward Correspondent Kaitlyn Copland reflects on her coastal upbringing and connects it to the importance of ocean conservation and education.
Arizona State University
In this short documentary, Planet Forward Comcast Sustainable Storytelling Fellow McKenzie Allen-Charmley chronicles the water crisis on the Navajo Nation and changemakers addressing it.
Garden bed with green sprouts covered by a dome of plastic sheeting.

A hoop house composed with plastic sheeting and tubes provides cover for a raised garden in Washington, DC. (Lance Cheung/USDA (Public Domain Mark 1.0))

University of Maryland
University of Maryland international Ph.D. student Krisztina Christmon launched her award-winning idea of repurposing farm plastic as part of a university innovation challenge in 2020. One year later, she serves as CEO of Repurpose Farm Plastic LLC.
A low, gray storm cloud over a body of water.

A cloud looms over the water of Pacific Harbour, Fiji. (Timothy Ah Koy/Unsplash)

Northwestern University
Climate change threatens El Niño and other ages-old weather systems with severe disruptions. Understanding the baseline influences on this system is key to gauging how it may be altered through climate changes.
Main Street Underwater
University of Connecticut
In Port Chester, community members, myself included, are pleading with the Village to consider implementing mechanisms for environmentally- and community-conscious planning which have emerged in the last decades.
Graphic which captures the questions, hurdles, and creative methods of community engagement that have developed throughout the pandemic.

Click to expand. (Mutlimedia piece by Bridget Maloney/SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
This multimedia piece captures the questions, hurdles, and creative methods of community engagement that have developed throughout the pandemic.
An illustration of a green globe encompassed by green skyscrapers with a towering hoops with vines at center.

Like many large corporations, Google has made numerous claims about their environmental sustainability and mitigation efforts. (geralt/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Like many corporations, Google has made numerous claims about their environmental sustainability and mitigation efforts. In order to examine their validity, I interviewed a current Google employee about this topic and conducted my own research.

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