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Spinach plant with a wooden sign post labeling the crop with blue paint.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
The Green Corn Project empowers Austinites in urban food deserts by building gardens in their own front yards.
In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation.

In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation. (Screengrab from Zoom)

George Washington University
Imagine a disease stealthily traveling around the world, killing millions, and not leaving behind a trace of its existence. For almost thirty years, Karen Lips has been studying and advocating for policies to stop one mysterious fungal disease that... Read More
SUNY ESF
I grew up next to Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton, N.Y. This lake has been experiencing issues with toxic blue-green algae since 1988, and has not been swimmable since.
SUNY-ESF
This video is about the relationship between airborne microplastics and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Quest for Activism in Journalism
The Quest for Activism in Journalism
Ithaca College
A look at how fellow journalists combine filmmaking and activism when covering issues related to the climate crisis.
Columbia University
This song provides a narrative to the inequities that both underlie and result from global crises such as climate change and pandemics.
SUNY ESF
The value of public space can not be understated — and it is even considered a key issue of environmental justice — as open public spaces increase the quality of life for all people living in an area. 

Barry Forbes and his grandson hunting in the Cornwall Swamp. (Photos by Oscar Psychas/Middlebury College)

Middlebury College
A student new to Vermont visits Cornwall Swamp while tracing his own family's ancestral connection to these mysterious places that reveal deeper truths about our relationship to the natural world.
Rows of garbanzo bean plants against a background of a green hill and cloudy blue skies.

Garbanzo bean plants located outside of San Jeronimo in Jalisco, Mexico. (Heidi Estrada/George Washington University)

George Washington University
As global temperatures have continued to increase, droughts have become more frequent and it’s left farmers in a tough situation. Not only are they unable to financially support their families because they aren’t able to sell their crops, but they’... Read More
The little water molecule introduces herself
George Washington University
"The Little Water Molecule" is a children's story that lightly teaches scientific concepts and water conservation through the eyes of a friendly molecule of water, who is in search of her missing proton.

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