Environment

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is one of the most-visited national parks. (Photos by Colton Stevens/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
As our national parks suffer in the wake of the government shutdown, I reflect on why national parks matter to me, and why they should matter to you, too.
View from shore of ocean and sky

The new California law will protect the plethora of life beneath the ocean's surface. (Emily Vidovich/George Washington University)

George Washington University
By no longer allowing California's swordfish fishery to use driftnets, the state has prioritized the creation of an environmentally sound industry and stood up against outdated, harmful practices.
A sign on the side of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts theater, across from summit headquarters in the Moscone Center, offers an important message for attendees of the “Global Climate Action Summit.” (Aaron Dorman/Medill)
Northwestern University
What were the main commitments and news items to come out of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in September?
Ecosia

The Ecosia search engine. (Photo courtesy Ecosia.)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
The search engine Ecosia plants trees with partners from around the world with their ad revenue.
Aresio Valiente López and Diwigdi Valiente

The father and son pair, Aresio Valiente López and Diwigdi Valiente, pose for a portrait in the university where López teaches, la Universidad de Panamá. The two share a dynamic bond, a call and response relationship of bouncing ideas off of each other, always out of a sense of mutual pride. (Colin Boyle/Medill)

Northwestern University
Medill's Laura Zornosa reports from Panama: Sustainability means preserving the culture of San Blas’ sinking islands for this environmental advocate.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno welcomes everyone to the 2018 Planet Forward Summit. Now more than ever, he said, we need to find ways to “communicate and connect, to engage public audiences.”
Kenzie Schmitt with a cherry blossom tree
Colorado State University
Have you ever been so engaged in a presentation that you were afraid to blink out of fear of missing something? I hadn't until I was at the 2018 Planet Forward Summit.
Frank Sesno welcomes Summit participants
Planet Forward
The 2018 Planet Forward Summit was a two-day national conference on sustainability storytelling. We brought together a diverse group of students, scientists, communicators, innovators, private sector leaders, and policymakers will share inspiring... Read More
Frank Sesno welcomes Summit participants
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
This year, we had our most successful Summit yet with more than 400 attendees and students from 40 schools around the world!
SUNY ESF
An interview with Sayje Lasenberry, an ESF student pioneering industrial hemp to be used as a sustainable construction material.

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