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Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
This year, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day unfortunately won't be celebrated in the streets. But many organizations are planning huge events online. Here's a rundown of three creative ways to celebrate.

What can we learn from the pandemic to create a world that embodies the Sustainable Development Goals?

Director, GW Office of Sustainability | Co-Director, SustainableGW
As we are adapting to the stay-home realities of a global pandemic, we are having a first-hand experience of global change. In the chaos we may find confusion, anxiety, and new ways to cope. But we also can find a learning moment.

(Photo by Hana Hancock)

George Washington University
Even if we can't always make it outside, there are proven ways we can keep our spirits up during physical distancing.

In this episode we speak with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, who is a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. (George Washington University)

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Listen to Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno host a special COVID-19 series, "Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic," in partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

How are college students handling the transition to all e-learning? Six students at SUNY Plattsburgh provided an update.

SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Plattsburgh professor Curt Gervich interviewed six environmental science and studies students to find out how they are adapting to college life in the time of COVID-19 — and what we can learn from their experiences.

Hundreds of Tucson residents are using green spaces during the pandemic like the Loop, a 131-mile paved bikeway that now sees hundreds of daily users. (Jake Meyers / University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Green spaces not only help cities mitigate and adapt to climate change; they can help residents cope with the shock of COVID-19.

A recent investigation into the devastating desert locust outbreak spreading across East Africa has led me to some troublesome conclusions on the problematic nature of media coverage on Africa in the United States. (Adam Matan/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
A recent investigation into the devastating locust outbreak spreading across East Africa has led me to some troublesome conclusions on the problematic nature of media coverage on Africa in the United States.

(Orange County Archives/Wikimedia)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
In 1957, Monsanto’s House of the Future predicted what living in 1986 might be like. Made almost entirely of fiberglass and plastic, where is the house now?
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
This year’s Storyfest Awards weren't announced from the stage at the Planet Forward Summit as usual, in the name of social distancing. But we still wanted to share with you the amazing stories entered by students from every region of the country.

(Photo by Cate Twining-Ward)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
Here are five easy, innovative, and free ways that students can reduce their impact on the environment right now, by using the technology that is at their fingertips.

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