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Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Two research guides in northeast Madagascar founded their own nature reserves in their home villages, hoping to protect wildlife and their community in the face of climate change and deforestation.
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C., recently committed to 100% renewable electricity, an achievement that should be the inspiration for other cities to pursue renewable energy.
UnBearably Hungry
UnBearably Hungry
George Washington University
Last Call is a sustainable start-up founded by two GWU students, with the goal of decreasing food waste from restaurants by alerting community members of times when the restaurants are experiencing a surplus. The food is sold for 50 - 80% off normal... Read More
George Washington University
Overpopulation has huge environmental implications, including the depletion of natural resources, pollution, and increased fossil fuel emissions. One solution may be a new, experimental birth control patch.
SUNY ESF
What's the real environmental cost of the beer you drink?
George Washington University
We are seeing water bottle filling stations systems pop up across public spaces, and especially on college campuses. Increasing these stations across the country can help clean up our oceans.
SUNY-College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Scientific uncertainty hindering local farmers who are trying to turn bombs to beets while fighting for food sovereignty in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

(Screen capture from www.wearefoundingfarmers.com)

George Washington University
Every player in the game should be trying to create a field more sustainable for the next, which is exactly what the Farmers Restaurant Group set out to do from day one. 

Wrapped in the sacred orange robes of a Buddhist monk, this ordained tree is protected from deforestation because of its religious meaning. (Kiley Price/Wake Forest University)

Wake Forest University
Buddhist monks are using rituals and their prominent position in society to help with Thailand's environmental movement.
George Washington University
While plastic straw bans may seem like an easy, simple way for localities to fight climate change, these bans have other implications that directly impact the daily lives of people with physical disabilities.

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