environmental justice

George Washington University
We are in a time of Indigenous resurgence and now is the time to reclaim our narrative and tell our own stories. Meet our inaugural Indigenous Correspondent team.

JoRee LaFrance and Alexander Cotnoir, making the Indigenous Correspondents Program announcement at the 2022 Planet Forward Summit in April, on stage with Frank Sesno. (PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward
Planet Forward’s Senior Editor and Education Lead Lisa Palmer talks to Alexander Cotnoir and JoRee LaFrance about the Indigenous Correspondents Program and the future they envision for the program.
Person in mask sits in a church pew looks forward at a presentation. The presenter stands in front of a screen which reads "HOW INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHIES CAN SAVE THE WORLD."

Northwestern history professor Doug Kiel shares practices of Indigenous philosophy that can save the world as part of the Generations of Environmental Justice program in Vail Chapel. Kiel is a member of the Oneida nation of Wisconsin. (Catherine Odom/Medill)

Northwestern University
Earth Day was cold and rainy this year. But that did not stop the Northwestern University student organizers of Generations of Environmental Justice from hosting an all-night teach-out on April 22 and 23.
Planet Forward
Matt Scott, manager of storytelling and engagement at Project Drawdown, is working to "pass the mic" to underrepresented climate change makers.He chats with Eli Chen, senior editor for Overheard at National Geographic, and McKenzie Allen-Charmley,... Read More
Arizona State University
In this short documentary, Planet Forward Comcast Sustainable Storytelling Fellow McKenzie Allen-Charmley chronicles the water crisis on the Navajo Nation and changemakers addressing it.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
The children of today live in a world where environmental concepts are incredibly important –– so should sustainability have a space in children's TV? This animator thinks so.

Oljato-Monument Valley (Nik Shuliahan/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license)

Northwestern University
Tribal leaders and experts urged members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Thursday to increase funding for tribal climate initiatives and to give Native American leaders a place in shaping climate policy.
Planet Forward
The Nov. 12 event focused on digital storytelling in climate justice and the future of the movement
A tree on the edge of a forested bluff which looks over a green valley below.

The view from a bluff in the Ponca Wilderness in Compton, Arkansas. These lands, like much of what is now the state of Arkansas, are native to Indigenous peoples including the Osage, Sioux, Quapaw, and Caddo. (Image courtesy of Thomas Shahan/Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/).

Digital Editor, Planet Forward
Indigenous professor Dr. Bethany Henry Rosenbaum asked a powerful question: How do we bridge the Indigenous understanding that removal of Native people is still impactful today with the Western understanding that it’s in the past?
Founding Director, Planet Forward
Environmental justice has a seat at the head table with new EPA Administrator Michael Regan, in our latest episode of Peril & Promise.

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