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The winter sky over the Gulf of Mexico seen from the air as a tugboat services offshore wells. (Todd Kihle/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC/Galveston Lab)

The George Washington University
Seated at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico receives everything that flows through the river — which includes more than just water.
UC Davis biodigester

The UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester, which officially opened Earth Day, April 22, 2014, converts organic waste from campus and other sources into clean energy for the campus electrical grid. The anaerobic digestion technology used in the facility was invented by UC Davis professor Ruihong Zhang and licensed to Sacramento-based CleanWorld. (UC Davis)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Next in our Tackling Food Waste series: What if you could take food waste and give it another life — or two? That's the idea behind the biodigester facility at UC Davis. University of Wisconsin-Madison's Peter Jurich reports.

Ambitions for a carbon-free impact and few emissions: At eco-town Kalu Yala, members of the community live as sparingly as possible, using what they can from the environment around them while replenishing what they can. (Candace Butera/Medill)

Northwestern University
Through a scientific process that seems almost magical, the creation of biochar takes you a step closer to reducing your carbon footprint. But this technique has a history that dates back further than you might think.
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
The George Washington University
It looked like a scene out of the musical "Oklahoma." Tom Linthicum, owner of Seneca Ayr Farms, drove us up the gravel road to his farmhouse in Maryland. The bright November day made the recently harvested soybean fields glow and sway, his green-... Read More
When most people think of wastewater treatment, they probably don’t think of rocket science. Well, at Stanford we are bringing rocket technology to wastewater treatment. Sounds crazy, right? It turns out the two fields have a lot in common. In the... Read More
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have created a prototype for a solar-powered sanitation system that can be used in remote parts of the planet that are not currently served by municipal sewage systems. Caltech's prototype,... Read More
Columbia University
Our program within the Columbia University Chapter of Engineers without Borders (CU-EWB) works with the village of Obodan, Ghana to improve sanitation and access to water resources while focusing on developing methods to convert waste to energy via... Read More