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JoRee LaFrance and Alexander Cotnoir, making the Indigenous Correspondents Program announcement at the 2022 Planet Forward Summit in April, on stage with Frank Sesno. (PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward
Planet Forward’s Senior Editor and Education Lead Lisa Palmer talks to Alexander Cotnoir and JoRee LaFrance about the Indigenous Correspondents Program and the future they envision for the program.

(Victoria Middleton/Planet Forward)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Storyfest 2022 winner Delaney Graham reflects on the scale of Alaska — and how that grand size helped put things into perspective.

(Jennifer Cuyuch/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Farzona Comnas, one of our 2022 Storyfest winners and travelers, shares her thoughts about the experience in Alaska, and her feelings about human impact.

(Halley Hughes/University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Storyfest 2022 traveler Halley Hughes gives her thoughts on the trip to Alaska with Lindblad Expeditions, from wildlife to plant life — and what new inspirations she found.
A girl with long black hair, wearing a bright orange life jacket takes a photograph with an SLR camera. Behind her are light grey waters, a rocky coastline, and a stand of evergreens.

Jennifer Cuyuch takes a photo while aboard a zodiac boat in Alaska on the 2022 Storyfest trip with Lindbald Expeditions. (Delaney Graham/SUNY-ESF)

George Washington University
Jennifer Cuyuch, one of our 2022 Storyfest travelers, shares her thoughts about the experience aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion for a week with Lindblad Expeditions.
Planet Forward
Creativity is critical to communicate solutions and inspire change. Adobe Creative Cloud is a the forefront of this crusade.
Photo of eight people on a stage in front of a blue background.

From left: Planet Forward Founding Director Frank Sesno; Leo, Operations Coordinator at Plantita Power; Jennifer Cuyuch, George Washington University, whose story covered Plantita Power; Halley Hughes, University of Arizona; Sven Lindblad; Farzona Comnas, George Washington University; Ryan Bieber, Ithaca College; and Dr. Imani M. Cheers, GW's Director of Academic Adventures. (Not pictured is Delaney Graham, SUNY-ESF.)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual Storyfest competition – the very best stories from college students around the environment, sustainability, and innovative solutions from the past academic year.
Planet Forward-Comcast NBCUniversal Sustainable Storytelling Fellowship
Planet Forward
The Planet Forward-Comcast NBCUniversal Sustainable Storytelling Fellowship is a journey of collaboration. With support from our friends at Comcast NBCUniversal, Planet Forward selected talented student storytellers to report from the frontlines of... Read More

Juan Carlos Avila, a naturalist and expedition leader aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II, is also a farmer. (Photo courtesy Juan Carlos Avila)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
Juan Carlos Avila grew up on a farm in the Galápagos Islands. Today, he works to help conserve the archipelago as an Expedition Leader and Naturalist Guide aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II.
A man with dark blonde hair in a pale green polo and green pants plays guitar while in a canoe in a narrow body of water surrounded by lush green trees and a cloudy blue sky.

From "Orange" Acoustic Music Video (Photo courtesy Pinegrove)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Ithaca College
Pinegrove's frontman walked me through his songwriting process and inspiration behind the album. He also gave insight on how he incorporates activism in his daily life and how he copes with the current state of climate change.

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