environmental sustainability

Here is just some of the garbage that I accumulated in a week of trying to be very conscious of my waste. A food wrapper, Q-tips, medication packet, and some old tissue paper. These items are used almost daily for many people. They are all disposable and items that didn’t necessarily first come to mind when I would think of everyday “waste.”

Eckerd College
As we look at climate change it can seem overwhelming, but the impactful and eye-opening action of limiting waste can create an amazing and hopeful future that everyday people can be apart of.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Single-use plastics litter our environment, but there’s something we can all do to help: reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Eckerd College took a stand — and so can you.
Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike.

Melissa Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike. (Anne Orca/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida, joined the global call for climate action on Sept. 20. Eckerd College student Melissa Pielet has some thoughts on the practicality of implementing the change we so urgently need.

President Obama visits the Grand Canyon in 2009 with park rangers. (Pete Souza/White House)

George Washington University
Working in the federal government reminded me of why implementing large-scale change can be so frustrating yet still so worthwhile.
A 13 year-old chicken farmer finds success.
A 13 year-old chicken farmer finds success.
UNC Chapel Hill
A 13-year-old boy is making his environmental mark by raising 60 chickens in order to sell sustainably-produced eggs.
dolphins

These dolphins, a mother and son pair, reside at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, an AMMPA accredited facility dedicated to marine species protection and conservation. (Parker Bryant/Florida State University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Based on her experience, Planet Forward Correspondent Cassandra Hobar challenges the basis of anti-captivity movements, while supporting zoos and aquariums for the work they do in conservation and species preservation.
SUNY ESF
Current political and social systems resist meaningful change. As a result, a punk subculture, committed to portraying and moving toward a sustainable future, has formed.
H2Know App

H2Know is a smart water meter that connects to an app on your mobile device. (Photo courtesy of H2Know)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
H2know is a smart water meter that can help U.S. residents make small changes that have a huge impact.
Sustainable consumerism

One man's trash; another man's treasure. The movement to reclaim urban space in New York City inspired communities to start recycling, sourcing their food locally, reusing and re-purposing their waste and the "garbage" of others. (Shandra Furtado/Planet Forward)

The George Washington University
Today we see a lot of differences between rural and urban communities, which distract us from environmental issues, but why not examine the common sustainable ingenuity arising out of the simple will to survive anywhere?

GW's Milken School of Public Health is LEED-certified. (Photo courtesy of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University)

George Washington University
With the push for sustainability in commercial real estate, portfolio managers must be well-informed about how owners are upgrading their buildings to become more sustainable.

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