grassroots

The Cedars of God (‎Arz ar-Rabb "Cedars of the Lord") is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon Cedar, Cedrus libani, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon. (Paul Saad/Creative Commons 2.0)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
The cultural and ecological significance of cedar trees in Lebanon are at risk by the human negligence and anthropogenic climate change. It will take the work of grassroots organizations to work on conservation and restoration.

Ruth Miller, 22, grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, nestled 180 miles into the Cook Inlet — the state's oldest gas and oil basin. “Growing up I think I had the safety of innocence in that I saw our state blooming and thriving,” Miller said. (Photo courtesy Christopher J. Carter)

Cal State LA
A young Alaska native leader shares her quest for visibility — both as a youth activist for her people, and for the environment.
Middlebury College
This profile piece highlights and celebrates the personal and political accomplishments of community member Fran Putnam. It shows the power of community organizing and individual climate initiatives.

An example of what Highland Park, Michigan's solar-powered streetlights look like. (Image courtesy of Soulardarity)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
When the streetlights in Highland Park, Michigan, went dark one night in 2011, the community came together with a solution to keep their streets safe — and launched a larger vision for the city.
George Washington University
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a nonprofit NGO dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of the Aegean Sea and surrounding Greek islands, and is run entirely by aspiring conservationists.
Eckerd College
The Eckerd College Reduce Single-Use project has developed a guide for colleges and universities looking to break free from single-use plastic.
Middlebury College
Students at Middlebury College run Middlebury Foods, a nonprofit grocery delivery service working to create a low-cost, sustainable and community-based food system in their county.

(Nate Mach/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin - Madison
A Madison, Wisconsin-based dream of a hydroponics-driven future: How one student organization hopes to inspire others to embrace clean, sustainable urban agriculture.

(Photos by Emily Hammermeister/Loyola University Chicago)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Loyola University Chicago
Among the 800 marches held across the country by the People's Climate Movement in September, Chicago's struck a chord with people from all backgrounds.
Eco-Business
Singapore's 21st century "school of life" aims to ground urbanites, forge deep connections to nature, and educate for a sustainable future.

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