Student activism

Twitter teen activism

(Photo illustration by Matías Heitner)

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Gen Z has tools that past activists never had. The age of the internet emboldens teenagers profoundly, allowing us to spread our messages more quickly and extensively than previously was possible.

GW students march through campus in February 2020 as part of a Sunrise GW demonstration to demand divestment. (Photo courtesy Sunrise GW by Natalia Madrinan)

Planet Forward Assistant Editor
This week, the George Washington University community is celebrating as it joins fellow D.C. area schools in significant action against climate change.
Northwestern University
More than 200 D.C.-area teens called for climate policy action Friday morning, skipping school to participate in a global climate strike started by Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg.
Northwestern University
Last week, a video of children pleading with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal., to back the Green New Deal resolution went viral. It was posted by the Sunrise Movement, a group of mostly young environmental activists.
Planet Forward, The George Washington University
Looking to become a sustainability leader on your campus? One way to get hands-on is to join or start a student organization.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst is a sustainability leader - offering 25 majors and 300+ courses that are sustainability related and operating one of the greenest large university campuses. To learn more visit www.umass.edu/sustainability
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Frank Sesno leads a conversation between farmers, innovators and students from all over the country at the end of the Feeding the Planet Summit.
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
The Troubadours, one of The George Washington University's student a capella groups, added some pep to help recruit the leaders of tomorrow to find food security solutions with this parody music video. To view the livestream of the Feeding the... Read More
The University of California system has already earned 87 LEED certifications and is saving $32 million annually on its utility bills thanks to energy efficiency investments.