community action

Poster advertising the 1972 Black Community Survival Conference, with a promotion by the Free Food Program. (Photo: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1972)

Bates College
We should remember the critical work the Black Panther Party did in their communities to help right injustices, and help prevent hunger among children and communities as a whole.
An image of a cherry orchard filled with white blossoms.

The cherry orchard the author grew up on in Niagara County, N.Y. (Caleb Seib/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Intentionally developing place connections will allow us to create environmental actions that are community-driven.

(Paulina Oswald/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Here are seven ways to get started on reducing your environmental impact that are easy on you and your wallet.
Middlebury College
This profile piece highlights and celebrates the personal and political accomplishments of community member Fran Putnam. It shows the power of community organizing and individual climate initiatives.
Digital Content Editor, Planet Forward
While visitors from around the world explore the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteer Julia Selker can be found canvassing for climate action.
The George Washington University
Pesquera Diamante, one of the leading companies in the fishing industry in Peru, saw an opportunity to help a community facing anemia and malnutrition. 
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
As the main transportation corridor for thousands in Syracuse, N.Y., the community has rallied around the bike lanes that run along Euclid Avenue.
The George Washington University
How a grass-roots, community-based organization is promoting sustainable tourism that seeks to preserve biodiversity and develop the local economy in the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania.
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.
Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Instead of letting Hurricane Sandy define the fate of the community, residents of Long Beach Island have since been able to rebuild and rethink their approach to sustainability. 

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