Colleges and Universities

One of the bottle refilling stations on campus. (Alexander Welling/The Hatchet)

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | George Washington University
A task force aiming to eliminate the use of single-use plastics on campus produced a report in October 2020 recommending plans like cutting plastic bottles from vending machines and installing more water bottle fillers in residence halls.

(Photoillustration by Sejal Govindarao. Image courtesy Canva; screenshot of The Earth Institute at Columbia University)

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | George Washington University
Nordic nations are known for their sustainability-first approach to life. Now, universities in the United States are taking a similar approach when integrating sustainability into academia.

In times of crisis, whether our current pandemic or a natural disaster, how should social scientists manage their research of human subjects? (Lisa Shoning-Young/Creative Commons)

Research Director for Sustainable GW | George Washington University
Given the ongoing crisis, many faculty and researchers are launching projects that deal with disasters. But a key question for social scientists working with human research subjects is how to conduct research in these conditions.

(Greta Hardy-Mittell)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Carleton College
How the Food Recovery Network fights food waste, food insecurity, and climate change—all at once.

The roof-top gardens at Drake Memorial Library at SUNY Brockport. (Jess Buttery/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Campus sustainability is becoming more of a necessity for colleges and universities to not only answer a student call to action, but for the planet.

(Gábor Adonyi/Pixabay)

Digital Content Editor, Planet Forward
As August rolls in, one thing is clear: It's back-to-school shopping season. Here are our tips to get an A+ in sustainability as you stock up for the semester.

These types of water bottle refill stations can prevent the use of thousands of disposable water bottles every year. (GW Housing)

The George Washington University
Hundreds of student-athletes across 27 sports at The George Washington University call the Charles E. Smith Center home. With so much foot traffic, the potential for sustainable practice is colossal.
Eckerd College
The Eckerd College Reduce Single-Use project has developed a guide for colleges and universities looking to break free from single-use plastic.
Planet Forward
Watch the 2018 Summit breakout session "The Power of Diversity in Moving the Planet Forward."
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
Shelby Thomas' video focused on reversing global warming through the creation of a device that would orbit the planet collecting greenhouse gases.

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