sustainability

Harper Simpson, former agriculture intern at Kalu Yala, wears jewelry to remind her to stay strong in times of hardship. (Cassandra Majewski/Medill)

Northwestern University
In a place so focused on environmental sustainability, an important caveat at the eco-town Kalu Yala is its struggle to create an environment that is mentally sustainable.
George Washington University
Urban trees need our help. One organization working in that area is Casey Trees, based in Washington, D.C.
The George Washington University
We must be wary of science being used in a misguided or false manner, but we cannot abandon the idea of communicating accurate science. 

Dr. Rhett Larson (right) is working to bring sustainable water solutions to the Middle East. (Ashley St. Thomas/ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives)

Arizona State University
An ASU initiative is identifying communities that host large refugee populations and developing ways to make sure they have enough water capacity to assist with their swelling populations.

Stan Johnson leads a workshop at Knoxville's Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development program. (SEEED Knoxville)

The George Washington University
“Nothing stops a bullet like a job,” is the last thing you might expect the director of a sustainability program to preach, but Stan Johnson, executive director of Knoxville’s Socially Equal Energy Efficiency Development program, believes that... Read More

Bald eagle nest along the Chemung River. (Photos by Carrick Palmer)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
There’s something about bald eagles. Yes, they are our national bird and their symbology pervades our culture in many ways and places. But there’s something more to them. 
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Biointensive farming is a strategy of cultivating crops that focuses on producing the most output with minimum input. The objective is to use less water, less energy, and less land, to produce large yields of crops.

View of the Cheonggyecheon's Riparian Area

University of Minnesota
The Cheonggyecheon stream project in Seoul, South Korea, provides an exciting glimpse into the possibilities of future urban design involving improved green space in cities.

A moment with the forest.

Planet Forward Podcast
Robin Wall Kimmerer explains what modern society has to learn from a Native perspective.
OTEC plant
George Washington University
A technology park in Hawai'i harnesses ocean temperature differences to power its sustainable development projects.

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