environmental activism

SUNY-Plattsburgh
In the second week of international climate striking, Montreal had the biggest turnout of about half a million people, and Greta Thunberg gave a speech.
Greta Thunberg at the Climate Strike in New York

Greta Thunberg on Friday, Sept. 20, during her closing speech for the Climate Strike in New York. (Elina Mariutsa/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
With the goal of motivating world leaders, young people have drawn universal attention to global warming in ways that decades of scientific progress could not. 
Planet Forward
In September 2019, over 7.6 million people gathered in cities around the globe to demand climate action, inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. The contagious spirit of these youth-led events reminds us that an issue so often... Read More
Northwestern University
More than 200 D.C.-area teens called for climate policy action Friday morning, skipping school to participate in a global climate strike started by Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg.
Northwestern University
Last week, a video of children pleading with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal., to back the Green New Deal resolution went viral. It was posted by the Sunrise Movement, a group of mostly young environmental activists.
 Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

View of the Willamette River overlooking downtown Portland. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Reed College
While Portland is known for its progressive politics, the nearby Williamette River revealed environmental neglect, spurring a grassroots energy for reform.
Milkweed seed bomb

Emma Percy uses milkweed seed bombs to support native flora and fauna growth in Albert, New York. Milkweed is a native species and an important food source for the Monarch Butterfly. (Pixabay)

Syracuse University
Warrior-artist Emma Percy uses environmentally inspired art to reconnect people and the planet. Through the use of "guerrilla gardening" seed bombs, Percy challenges the culture of separation between man-made and natural. 

(Source: Megapixl)

Eco-Business
In this Q&A with Matthew Schneider-Mayerson of Yale-NUS College, find out how literature, science fiction, and activism can transform the uncertainties of this dangerous era.

View of the Cheonggyecheon's Riparian Area

University of Minnesota
The Cheonggyecheon stream project in Seoul, South Korea, provides an exciting glimpse into the possibilities of future urban design involving improved green space in cities.
Northeastern University
On January 21, 2017, marchers came together for the Women's March, both in Washington and around the world, to march for women's rights, civil rights, worker's rights, and environmental justice.

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