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A striated canyon under a sunrise sky in shades of purple and pink.

Sunrise in southern Utah. (John Fowler/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license)

American Conservation Coalition
While I went to Glasgow to represent young conservatives interested in combating climate change, I also learned that this issue requires a new, collective shift in approach from people on all sides and in all sectors.
A person in a white shirt, head not pictured, holds a yellow water bottle with several colorful, overlapping stickers.

Paige Valego, GW class of 2021. (Greer Blount/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
So Long, Single-Use? | As George Washington University students returned to campus in the fall of 2021, they took ownership of the university's single-use plastics ban through the personalization of reusable water bottles.

(Photos courtesy of Cultural Survival/Jamie Malcom-Brown)

George Washington University
The work of Indigenous communities goes unrecognized every day. In an interview with Cultural Survival’s Bia’ni Madsa’ Juárez López, we are able to better understand how Indigenous Peoples are making enormous strides in creating a more sustainable... Read More

Tom led Planet Forward's 2017 Storyfest winners to Camp 41 in the Amazon rainforest, outside of Manaus, Brazil. Also pictured, from left behind Tom, Frank Sesno, Josh Ettinger, and Zé Luís Carmago. (Dan Reed/Planet Forward)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
Our beloved friend and Planet Forward Advisory Council member passed away on Christmas Day. We remember and celebrate a remarkable life.
Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest with a winding blue river running through it.

Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. (Neil Palmer/CIAT https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

George Washington University
Indigenous Peoples play a key factor in the protection of the environment. Here are seven ways in which you can support Indigenous Peoples all around the world.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Arizona State University
According to N-Drip’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Seth Siegel, their technology brings a new irrigation system that could help save 50% of the water used in Arizona’s agriculture.
Two men in suits talk to one another in front a blue wall with green and white United nation Climate Change graphics.

"Prime Minister Boris Johnson and António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations at COP26 World Leaders Summit" (Karwai Tang/UK Government via Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
In conversation with PF Correspondent Helen Bradshaw, Washington Post climate reporter Tik Root analyzed what happened in the conference, or maybe more appropriately, what didn’t happen.
A stream of water pours into a metal tea strainer on the lips of a torquoise teacup.

(Matt Seymour/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license)

George Washington University
So Long, Single-Use? | We all know breakfast is the “most important meal of the day”— do you really want to start it off with the guilt of single-use plastic? 
People circle around round, white tables on a green floor beneath an illuminate globe which represents the Earth.

"The action zone and globe at COP26 at the Hydro, Glasgow." (Alan Harvey/UK Government via Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
In the aftermath of COP26, PF Correspondent Lily John sat down with social-ecological systems and ecological economics researcher Dr. Valerie Luzadis, who attended the summit virtually.
Four people stand in front of blue walls with the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 logo.

From right to left: Moderator Shardul Tiwari and YEAH Fellows Alexis Pascaris, Jacob Genuise and Amanda Pastore. (Dr. Gillian Bowser/Colorado State University)

University of Connecticut
Despite the power of big oil money, corrupt politicians, and current climate trends, there is something that gives me a surge of optimism and energy: younger generations.

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