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Murals, graffiti, posters and sculptures make a city come alive. They become attractions, a mark of home. (Photos by Tabitha Wechter/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The photos included in this essay serve as a tour through the city of Syracuse, NY, and use street art as a tool to measure community status and gentrification.

Fidan Karimova's reusable products are seen on her cloth napkin. (Arielle Bader/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Who says that individuals can’t make a positive change right in their own communities? Three women share their journeys to living a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Rorschach drawings always stood out to me as being reminiscent of cloudy structures.

SUNY ESF
This is an exploration of the languages of nature and the first step into understanding how to establish more durable and intimate environmental relationships.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
The invention of plastic has transformed human life. Plastics are incredibly convenient, and far more affordable than alternative materials. However, the downsides are overwhelming.

New materials are added to a compost pile at Lederer Gardens in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15, 2020. (Photos by Arielle Bader/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Despite our obsession with food, we throw so much of it away. Learn more about composting, a change you can make at home to help the earth.

(Photoillustration by Sejal Govindarao. Image courtesy Canva; screenshot of The Earth Institute at Columbia University)

George Washington University
Nordic nations are known for their sustainability-first approach to life. Now, universities in the United States are taking a similar approach when integrating sustainability into academia.
SUNY-ESF
In the media and pop-culture, fishing is depicted as a recreational opportunity for relaxation, excitement, and meditation. How does this compare to those who must fish in visibly dirty waters for their next meal?
The George Washington University
Environmentalists and scientists have always asked, how can we save our oceans? One solution, aquaculture, instead asks us to look at ways in which the world's oceans can save themselves.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
A short story about sea level rise and flooding in East Boston.
SUNY ESF
After finding juvenile American Chestnuts during a hike with my dad, I discovered the historical journey and possible future of the American Chestnut.

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