Policy

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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Planet Forward Assistant Editor
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.
View from shore of ocean and sky

The new California law will protect the plethora of life beneath the ocean's surface. (Emily Vidovich/George Washington University)

George Washington University
By no longer allowing California's swordfish fishery to use driftnets, the state has prioritized the creation of an environmentally sound industry and stood up against outdated, harmful practices.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
Ted Roosevelt IV, Susan Eisenhower, Nick Akins, and Denise Fairchild discussed the politics of climate change and asked: Where does the responsibility lie?

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