environmentalism

Michael Branch — a desert-dwelling and award-winning environmental essayist who "writes like a drunken professorial hillbilly" — shows us that humor can, and should, have a place in communicating conservation's weightier issues. (Photo courtesy of Michael Branch)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Branch — an award-winning environmental essayist who "writes like a drunken professorial hillbilly" — shows us that humor can, and should, have a place in communicating conservation's weightier issues.
McPheeters Farm

The McPheeters family primarily farms corn, which is sold to Frito-Lay and used to make ethanol. (Laura Whaling/GWU)

Planet Forward Podcast
On this podcast, follow me on my journey to southwestern Nebraska to the McPheeters family farm to learn about their relationship with their land.

Atlanta's skyline from Piedmont Park. (Chris McClanahan/Creative Commons)

Jackson State University
Watson recounts his relationship with the environment, and interviews Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program, who aims to lay bare the civil rights facet of environmentalism.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
"Silent Spring,” the book that led to the eruption of environmentalism in the ’60s and resulted in a government ban of the pesticide DDT, is widely remembered as having a deep impact on America. 
Women and The Environment
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Women are more likely to treat the planet well, but also more likely to be affected by climate change.
This week on Bloomberg West, Planet Forward's Frank Sesno explores the how algae can be used to consume harmful greenhouse gases and produce clean energy.
I admire the entrepreneurial spirit of renewable businesses. In some ways they exemplify the best of the capitalist tradition. What are renewable entrepreneurs if not the wildest of wildcat companies, pushing the envelope ever further into new... Read More
What if youngsters had to grapple with the most complex issue of our time?