sustainability

A grey, rocky peak juts up from the center of the frame and overlooks trees and a view all the way to a foggy-looking horizon.

View from Hawk Mountain (Rachel Freed/George Washington University)

George Washington University
As climate change worsens and people migrate, seeking safety in higher elevations, Appalachia is expected to become a prime destination for thousands of Americans. How can this new community create a sustainable future?
A dark plate sits on a wooden table holding artfully placed plant-based food.

One of the many plant based dishes at Rasoterra (Courtesy of Mariano Martinez)

George Washington University
By working exclusively with local producers and using traditional Spanish cooking techniques, the chefs at Barcelona restaurant Rasoterra create rich and sustainable vegan meals that highlight the possibilities of the city's culinary tradition.
George Washington University
In this mini-documentary, Planet Forward Comcast Sustainable Storytelling Fellow Jelina Liu provides a look into the extensive food recovery network in the United States' capital, Washington, D.C. 
A researcher points out coral polyps growing on a net-like structure.

A researcher points out coral polyps growing at ONDA’s on-shore nursery facility in Florida. (Image courtesy of ONDA Design)

Northwestern University
ONDA Design is working to counteract coral disease and bleaching by developing technology for coral restoration and rehabilitation, Catherine Odom reports.
Four shots of a model in a black and white colored tunic
George Washington University
Through fashion, Brazilian designer Daniel Davilla detects the intrinsic beauty of “junk” and molds it into a garment that appeals to all audiences.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
This video addresses the issue of food insecurity on college campuses and introduces current student-run movements at UW-Madison.
Man in cap stands on a pier holding a fishing rod, the line of which is cast into a body of blue water under a blue sky with white clouds.

Fisherman Mark Brooks fishes off the Sunshine Skyway North Pier. Mark is just one example of how fishing fosters community and sustainability. (Carter Weinhofer/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
With an increasing demand for waterfront properties and the growing impact of climate change, fishing communities are in danger; but, the societal and economic roles filled by fishing are irreplaceable.

(Photo by Matthew Johnson)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Matthew Johnson embarks on a journey to uncover how his local and global rock climbing community interprets the natural environments they interact in.
Studying for What?
Studying for What?
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
An investigation into how the community at an environmental college isn't taking sustainable actions.
Woman in a mask and brown shirt sits working amidst garment equipment and other workers.

Photo by FABRIC Incubator

Planet Forward Correspondent | Arizona State University
A non-profit fashion incubator based in Tempe, Arizona is focused on helping apparel entrepreneurs enter the industry in a sustainable manner. They have founded several initiatives to minimize waste in the fashion industry.

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