Policy

People in face masks organize food items into cardboard boxes in a gray warehouse space under a green sign that reads "FOOD FOR ALL."

Volunteers work together to organize food at the San Francisco Marin Food Bank (Photo by Sejal Govindarao).

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | George Washington University
The city of San Francisco and local organizations innovated to serve food insecure populations during the pandemic. Can food initiatives have the infrastructure to be durable?
Deer Stands on Beach

White tailed deer stands on beach in Fire Island National Seashore. (Skylar Epstein/George Washington University)

George Washington University
If this goal is met it could help address the twin ecological catastrophes of our time, the biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis — but only with the proper implementation.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
In the midst of the pandemic, protests against racism and police brutality have swept across the country. Wendy Ellis, director of the Building Community Resilience Collaborative, shares the impact of certain policies in America.

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Digital Content Editor, Planet Forward
The Elephant Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Prohibition Act, first proposed in 2015, was passed after a push from investigative work and grassroots organizing.
Northwestern University
A solar tariff protest, held outside the U.S. International Trade Commission, was organized by Solar Energy Industries Association. Opponents say the tariffs have hurt the U.S. solar industry, the economy, and efforts to combat climate change.
SUNY ESF
Although Norway typically connotes sustainable industry, it contributes significantly to global emissions by selling fossil fuels to other countries.

A homeless encampment in Seattle from 2018. (David Lee/Flickr)

Seattle, WA
When I leave my apartment in the Chinatown neighborhood of Seattle I see lush green trees, the VA medical building sitting atop a hill, Mt. Rainer off in the distance, and a man with all of his possessions in a rundown van. 
The George Washington University
There are three major categories of policy that lead us to our 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more in this infographic.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
 The impacts of acid rain can be seen in the Adirondacks, as a result of air pollution from the Midwest. But thanks to regulations, pollution is reduced, and nature is in recovery.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Plattsburgh
Marine group works with ports to provide cleaner air and waterways through voluntary environmental certification program, offering economic and community benefits.

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