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We Tried Living Without Plastics For a Day
We Tried Living Without Plastics For a Day
George Washington University
Plastic is everywhere, but can you avoid it? Watch two college students try by tracking their plastic use and making plastic-free adjustments.
Overflowing dumpsters

Here's an unpopular, but environmentally friendly habit that can prevent food waste and reduce the amount of waste that heads to the landfill: Dumpster diving. And, surprise! You might also make some money doing it. (Photos by Peter Jurich/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
My partner and I have been dumpster diving for a little over a year now. It sounds gross — and it certainly can be — but we've found mostly benefits to this uncommon practice.
Mark Lichtenstein on a boat in Brazil

Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is shown here while exploring the Amazon river outside Manaus, Brazil, with Planet Forward in June 2017 for our Storyfest storytelling expedition. (Hannah Dale/Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry sustainability expert Mark Lichtenstein discusses the social equity aspect of sustainability, which is often overlooked when discussing environmentalism.
Dumpsters

Three large Dumpsters sit outside of University of Mississippi residence hall. (Bryce Johnson/University of Mississippi)

University of Mississippi
Many campuses across America are striving to achieve zero waste during move out.
The George Washington University
The Food Recovery Network, a nonprofit started by students at the University of Maryland, recovers unused food from university cafeterias and brings them to community members in need.

(Christopher Porter/Flickr)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
As the population grows we are constantly asked the question of, how to manage our waste?

Blue Ridge Parkway planners designed the Linn Cove Viaduct to protect the fragile habitat of Grandfather Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway is just one of the spots students have worked with the Conservation Leaders Program. (National Park Service)

Warren Wilson College
The Conservation Leaders Program, a partnership between the National Park Conservation Association and participating universities, aims to increase student engagement with national parks.
University of Mississippi Game Day Recycling Program
University of Mississippi Game Day Recycling Program
The University of Mississippi
Learn more about the community education initiative that encourages recycling while tailgating.
Ole Miss Dining is certified green
Ole Miss Dining is certified green
University of Mississippi
Over the past year, Ole Miss Dining has worked with the Green Restaurant Association to improve everything from facilities to menu to become the first green certified restaurant in the state of Mississippi.
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Video Intern
What do you when 30-40% of America's food supply goes to waste? Learn how the Food Recovery Network at the University of Maryland combats one of the environment's biggest threats. — Sara Merken and Kira Sommer    

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